Four-year quest for specimen perch ends with Trent monster

Midlands river produces huge perch on a lure

Tomas Aleksandravicius’ 4lb 6oz perch

by Angling Times |

Lure tactics were the downfall of Tomas Aleksandravicius’ 4lb 6oz perch from the River Trent, ending his four-year quest to catch a specimen stripey. Targeting the river around Newark, Tomas couldn’t believe his eyes when he saw the fish in his net.

“On my third cast I felt a strong knock on the tip as something heavy grabbed my lure,” he told us.

“The fish is a proper River Trent predator that fell to a 4ins jig head slowly retrieved.”

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