Another new world record perch

Just one week after Willem Stolk broke the world perch record he has gone and done it again with this jaw-dropping 7lb 11oz specimen.

As reported in last week’s Angling Times, the Shimano-backed Dutch ace broke the previous best with a huge stripey weighing 6lb 10oz but continued with his campaign on Haringvliet Lake to try and find an even bigger lump.

Using a six inch shad lure, it didn’t take long for the ferocious predator to attack the artificial bait and he said: “In preparation for the World Predator Classic event on the venue I have fished 17 days straight. One record was incredible but to bank another one is mind-blowing.”

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