4lb 8oz STILL­WA­TER PERCH

Angling Times (UK) - - NETBUSTERS -

A plump near-1lb roach live­bait ac­counted for this stun­ning pair of perch for Luke Ma­her, the big­ger of which tipped the scales at 4lb 8oz.

The an­gler from Kent de­cided to make a change from his usual carp fish­ing ex­ploits and tar­geted the stripeys on his syn­di­cate at Dar­enth Lake, near Dart­ford. Within half-an-hour of cast­ing out two rods with bob­ber floats and small wire traces with size 8 tre­ble hooks, Luke struck gold with a 2lb 8oz fish be­fore his new pb took off on his other rod just min­utes later.

TOP TIP: “Don’t strike too early when live­bait­ing. Let the float dis­ap­pear for a few sec­onds to al­low a fish take the bait fully.”

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