New river, huge perch

The pursuit of big perch on a new river paid off in spades for Andrew Cheetham when he bagged this 4lb 9oz specimen.

The Perchfishers press officer fished a swim most anglers would walk past – a small gap between trees. With three lobworms on the hook and chopped worms in a feeder, Andrew lowered his rig into an area of slack close in. “Once in the net I was sure it was a four – it was as fat as butter and in pristine condition,” he said.

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