White Springs perch tempted on a prawn

Commercial carp fisheries are a great resource for specimen perch anglers, as Stephen Smith demonstrated with the capture of this 4lb 1oz stripey.
The Rhondda-based angler netted the specimen during a stormy session at White Springs Fishery in South Wales, a venue known for its huge perch.
He tempted the fish, which beats his previous best for the species by 5oz, using a floatfished prawn baited on a size 12 Drennan Wide Gape Specialist hook after bait-dropping chopped prawns and maggots into his swim.