Full-moon perch hit

Shane Close believes that studying the moon phases helped him bank this 4lb 6oz perch.
The Marlborough, Wilts angler headed to a pit near Reading during a full moon, having landed big predators in identical conditions.
With only a short time frame to get among the fish before he had to go to work, he had a take shortly after the session got underway as the perch attacked his Fish Arrow Flash lure.
“It’s my biggest-ever UK perch and it just goes to show that it can pay to work out your catch patterns on certain moon phases,” said Shane.