A carp fishing holiday at Devon's Clawford Lakes resulted in a change of species and spectacular results for Gary Spillard this last week.
After speaking to staff at the popular holiday resort, he learned of a massive perch in Lodge Lake, where he was fishing, and decided to target them.
"We started early on the second day and landed plenty of carp," Gary told us.
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"I decided to have a few casts with the lure rod, and on the second chuck, my Squirmz pattern fished on a Ned rig was smashed!
"Hugo, my seven-year-old son, netted the fish, and while I was a little nervous, he scooped it up first time."
The incredible specimen perch weighed a whopping 5lb 5oz - a monster for any venue, let alone one with a spa!
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