Monster perch from Chew Valley

This 4lb 10oz perch just shows that Chew Valley Reservoir isn’t all about huge pike.

Many experts believe that the Somerset could produce the next British record perch and this fish was landed by local angler Mike Anderton when he enjoyed a day’s fishing with his son Will.

The duo were given a lure fishing masterclass by resident professional guide John Horsey and boated many pike well into double figures along with the new personal best perch for Mike perch that fell to a Fox Replicant lure.

“This is the biggest perch I have ever witnessed from Chew in 22 years of being a professional guide here,” said John.

“So many people feel that this venue is capable of producing the next record pike, but I think that there is a great chance of it surprising everyone with a new record perch.”

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