Big Grafham perch on Sam's homemade fly

Flyfishing for coarse species has taken off in recent years, and Sam Edmonds put the tactic to good use when he banked this 3lb 7oz perch from Grafham Water.
The Abu Garcia-backed angler abandoned his more usual drop shotting approach in favour of the less conventional attack, and instead used a homemade fly pattern that he calls the Zander Lander.
More than a dozen zander and seven big perch from the Cambridgeshire reservoir were shared between Sam and his dad, Gary, with Sam banking the most impressive stripey of the session.