4lb 3oz River Trent perch

Andrew Cheetham had floods to thank after he banked this 4lb 3oz perch from a section of the Trent.
The main river flow was too strong for the Manchester angler to fish, so he moved to an area of slack water.
“I legered a lobworm into the calm zone and at daybreak a small bite registered on the tip,” he said.
“I struck and a slow, dogged fight ensued which I thought was a pike – but once it surfaced I could see it was a decent, old warrior of a perch that had survived the floods.”
He used a Drennan 10ft puddle chucker rod with 6lb line attached to a size 4 Drennan wide gape hook.