Grafham yields personal-best 3lb perch

A first time visit to Cambridgeshire’s Grafham Water resulted in this stunning 3lb 11oz personal best perch for young specimen angler Ollie Jenkinson.

Fishing with his boat partner Tom Finney, the pair anchored up close to one of the towers on the 1,500 acre Cambridgeshire venue and started off jigging for perch and zander.

With no action by midday, the Bedfordshire-based rod decided to switch to a drop shotted Berkley Power Bait Minnow and completed the set-up with a 4ft Fox Rage Illusion fluorocarbon leader and 14lb braided mainline.

He said: “On my third drop down I hooked into a hefty weight that dived down towards the bottom. After an exciting scrap I watched as a huge dorsal broke the surface and a pb perch was netted. I can’t wait to get back out there for another go now.”

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