Big canal perch are there for the taking

Martin Salter showed why anglers should be targeting big perch in the canals when his recent run of specimens was topped by this 3lb 2oz fish.
The Angling Trust campaigns chief has banked a couple of 2lb fish on each of the last five short sessions he has put in on the Kennet and Avon Canal near his Berkshire home, with a brace of three-pounders also falling to his legered lobworms.
“These big perch are sensitive to any form of resistance, so it’s vital to use a fine glass quivertip,” he observed.