Monster perch brace from newly-bought boat

Investment rewarded with two awesome specimens

Monster perch brace from newly-bought boat

by Angling Times |

HAVING purchased a motorboat with the intention of targeting reservoir perch, Oxfordshire angler Paul Scowen’s investment was rewarded with a fantastic brace of perch weighing 4lb 10oz and 4lb 6oz.

Managing to get on to a southern reservoir for a few hours after work, he hooked a trout on a pintail lure and could see on the sonar that the perch were following it.

It wasn’t long before Paul hooked another fish. Thinking it was a trout, he screwed the clutch down and was going through the motions before he saw a large perch flash 10ft down. Immediately, he backed the drag off and managed to slip the fish over the net with minimal drama.

Weighing 4lb 10oz, it was a massive result, and shortly after he landed another fish, this time going 4lb 6oz.

Paul Scowen  – 4lb 10oz perch
Paul Scowen – 4lb 10oz perch
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