Huge perch strikes at last knockings

"A day that’ll live with me forever"


by Angling Times |

After months recovering from surgery, Philip Stokes was eager to get back on the water in search of specimen perch.

Dropshotting on a local stillwater with his son Jason, the pair endured a tricky day up until the sun began to set, when Philip connected with this immense 4lb 13oz perch.

Philip Stokes and his 4lb 13oz perch
Philip Stokes and his 4lb 13oz perch

“I cast out, and before the rig had even touched down, I felt a thump I’d been waiting for all day” the Bridlington, East Yorks-based angler told us.

“Immediately, I knew it was a good perch, and in the fading light Jason slipped the net under what we thought was a 3lb fish. However, once we got it in the light we stared in disbelief. It’s probably the biggest perch I’ll ever catch, and it came on a day that’ll live with me forever.”

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