High-pressure perch couldn't resist rubber jig

Perch are notorious for being tricky to catch from swims where they’ve been heavily pressured, but undeterred by this fact Dirk Fastenau went on to catch a string of specimens to over 4lb using a small rubber jig.

Targeting a stillwater in Germany, Dirk ended up fishing a spot that he originally wanted to avoid due to the amount of anglers who have plundered its perch population, but decided to give it go with a Quantum Joker lure with which he’d enjoyed good results with in the past.

His imitation bait came up trumps once again, and his very first cast produced a fish over 2lb which was followed by this superb perch measuring 49.5cm and estimated to have weighed well over 4lb.