Short session success with enormous perch

Big stripey strikes in last hour of daylight


by Angling Times |

Adam Bassimeh recently proved just how productive short sessions can be when he landed this huge 4lb 2oz perch from a local river.

Adam Bassimeh – 4lb 2oz perch
Adam Bassimeh – 4lb 2oz perch

He told Angling Times:

“With just half-an-hour of daylight remaining, I grabbed my lure kit and headed to a local stretch of river that I know holds a few slacks.

“I crept up to one of them on my knees to avoid spooking anything holding up in the slower-flowing water and cast a Ned Rig tight to a snag before delicately bouncing it back towards me.

“It wasn’t long before I felt a slam on the lure, followed by tell-tale headshakes, and instantly I knew I was into a good fish.

“Fighting hard, the perch did me in a snag, but to my surprise it swam out and surfaced.

“My legs went to jelly as I slipped the net under a PB-obliterating stripey weighing 4lb 2oz.”

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