Jigged shads pull big perch

Lure fishing expert Gary Edmonds once again proved the true pulling power of artificial baits when he banked this 3lb 14oz perch from a southern river.

The Abu Garcia-backed angler adopted a roving approach during a session with his son Sam in an effort to cover a number of likely hotspots and he struck gold when the predator fell for a 3.5 inch jigged shad.

Several other fish came to the duo in quick succession and by the end of the day they had taken 15 others to over 2lb.

“It was a really enjoyable day on the bank and the biggest of the session capped it off. The exciting part about catching this fish is that I watched it suck the lure up off the bottom before the battle began,” explained Gary.