Reports of big perch catches have been flooding in to the Angling Times News Desk the past couple of weeks, with one of the best being that of Durham specialist Simon Ashton, who landed this magnificent 5lb 4oz specimen.
"My tactic was to fish a feeder with a worm hookbait, popped-up slightly, over a bed of groundbait laced with chopped worm and casters," Simon said.
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Initially, he was pestered by pike which took a fancy to his lively hookbait, but a 3lb 12oz perch then signalled a change in fortunes.
“I had a take that saw line pulled from my Baitrunner,” he added.
“I’d have wagered £100 that it was another pike, as it flat-rodded me. But when the fish broke the surface, I saw a flash of red and that unmistakable dorsal fin, and nearly did my pants right there!"
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