Drop-shotting delivers 4lb perch for Paul Garner

This fin perfect 3lb 14oz perch is proof of how devastating the method of ‘dropshotting’ is for the species.

The fish was part of a memorable haul of specimens for Angling Times’ ‘Bait Doctor' Paul Garner during a session a large midlands stillwater.

A Berkley Powerbait Gotham shad fished on 6lb Berkley fluorocarbon and an 8lb braided mainline, was the winning bait for the Peg One and Baitbox backed rod, who also banked several other smaller fish.

“The shoals of bait fish are migrating into deeper water at the moment so the perch are constantly on the move following them,” said Paul. “This makes location absolutely vital for success.”