One of the biggest bags of river perch ever reported has been taken by a Yorkshire angler from a river in his home county.
In one memorable morning's fishing, John Power banked fish of 4lb 8oz, 4lb 1oz and 4lb exactly, plus eight three-pounders and ten 'twos'.
"The river was fining down after floods but was still around 2ft up," John told us.
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"I'd arrived at first light armed with a tip rod and 30 lobworms, and found some dace topping in a slack.
"I reckoned the perch would be there too, so set up a 2SSG link leger. However, I found the fish grouped in the main flow, so I added an extra SSG.
"A wild few hours followed - I reckon most of the perch in the stretch were grouped in that swim. I had three of the three-pounders on the drop!"
Interestingly, John didn't feed a thing on his session, relying solely on the attraction of his hookbait, something he often does when targeting the species.
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