Angling Times (UK) - - THIS WEEK -

RU­MOURS have been do­ing the rounds this week that the Bri­tish perch record has been smashed – with a breath­tak­ing spec­i­men es­ti­mated to weigh 6lb 8oz!

The mam­moth preda­tor is thought to have been landed from a Mil­ton Keynes AA­con­trolled wa­ter, but the cap­tor didn’t weigh the fish and is re­fus­ing to go pub­lic with his his­toric catch.

Club of­fi­cial Mike Reveler has seen im­ages of the preda­tor, and he told re­porters at the Mil­ton Keynes Cit­i­zen: “The head of the fish was larger than the man’s hands – it was a huge perch in su­perb con­di­tion and brightly coloured.”

To add fur­ther fuel to the fire, the man’s friend is said to have taken an­other mas­sive perch weigh­ing 5lb 6oz 8dr dur­ing the same ses­sion.

Did the fish beat the cur­rent 6lb 3oz record?

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