Cotswold stripey a long-waited personal best at 4lb 12oz

A four-year quest to beat his perch personal best saw species expert Dan Sales do it in style when he won the battle with this mint-conditioned 4lb 12oz specimen.

The Herts-based specialist was representing Fox Rage at the recent ‘Cotswold Predator Weekend’ and banked the fish while retrieving a lure through his swim at a Watermark Fishery, which are part of the Cotswold Water Park.

It’s a fish that beats his previous personal best that stood at 4lb 8oz and was fooled when Dan put his faith in a Fox Rage Mini Fry on a 5 gram jig head and a 10lb braided mainline.

“I’ve been so close to breaking the 4lb mark again recently and I thought it was never going to happened, but when this awesome fish almost pulled the rod out of my hands I knew I’d finally done it,” said Dan.

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