Big perch on a prawn

Angling Times (UK) - - THIS WEEK -

BIG perch love prawns, as Steve Proud proved when he used the bait to bank this 4lb 4oz gi­ant.

Fish­ing Corn­wall’s BK Fish­eries, the venue reg­u­lar crept around Bill’s Lake. Af­ter find­ing a likely look­ing swim he primed his peg with ground­bait be­fore low­er­ing in his su­per­mar­ket of­fer­ing.

He backed it up with another spec­i­men weigh­ing 2lb 4oz.

“The perch tend to hide out in shady ar­eas next to trees and reed beds,” said Steve.

“The ground­bait I use isn’t for the perch – I use it to pull in the small sil­ver­fish which in turn draw the big­gest perch into the swim.”

Steve’s perch fell to a prawn fished close in.

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