Big perch at dusk

Two casters fished beneath a waggler was the perfect combination for big fish ace Mike Townsend when he landed this huge 4lb perch.

Hampshire’s Sway Lakes are known for their big perch and Mike proved why when he kicked off his session by landing a succession of perch between 1lb 12oz and 2lb 9oz before the light began to fade.

But as many anglers know this is often the best time for a big fish and he struck gold when won the battle with the specimen on a 0.12 mm hooklink and a size 16 hook.

“The fish was the shape of a rugby ball and most of the fish were spitting out loads of worms and casters which just goes to show what an irresistible combination they are to big perch,” said Mike.

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