Enormous perch landed by 14-year-old


by Freddie Sandford |
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On the last day of a family fishing trip, 14-year-old JJ Johnson was blown away when he banked this 5lb 2oz perch. His dad, Leighton, had taken JJ for a weekend at Devon’s Clawford Lakes.

He’d landed a few carp over the trip but, on the last morning before heading home, something much more impressive took his maggot hookbait.

“JJ wanted to fish on in the rain as we were packing the suitcases, and I suddenly heard him shout ‘this one feels bigger’”, Leighton told us.

“He was only using a little rod, I thought it was going to snap! When he eventually landed it, the beam on his face was priceless."

“Afterwards, the fishery staff told us that people had travelled from far and wide to catch their big perch and he’d managed it with a beginner’s rod and a few maggots!”

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JJ with his colossal 5lb 2oz perch.
JJ with his colossal 5lb 2oz perch.

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