After losing a big perch while chub fishing the week before, seven year old Josh Mitchell returned to the River Severn at Bridgnorth with his father to settle the score – doing so with this 4lb 4oz perch!
The keen youngster’s proud dad, Robert, said: “He was over the moon once he realised what a size it was. His face after we weighed it will be something I’ll always remember. He’ll never let me forget how his pb smashes mine well and truly out of the water!
“Josh is possibly one of the youngest specimen anglers in the UK and over the last few years has landed double-figure barbel and roach over 2lb, but this fish may top the lot.”
Josh was targeting the perch with a lobworm fished under a waggler float on a Browning centrepin reel and Derwent Valley specimen rod.