Drop shotting lures canal perch cracker

Urban fishing has enjoyed a boom in popularity in recent months and Ant Glascoe Jnr showed why when he netted this big perch from a northern canal.
High winds threatened to ruin his eagerly awaited day on the towpath, but the Manchester angler battled against the elements with drop shotting tactics.
With a Savage Gear Bleak Real Tail on the line the rod-tip soon indicated a take and it didn’t take long for before the specimen was in the net.
“I’ve caught perch from venues all over Europe but these inner-city fish are some of the best looking ones I’ve ever seen,” explained Ant.