Colossal 5lb Perch Landed On Lure

A lure bough from e-bay was the key to the capture of this huge 5lb perch.

Michael Eagles was retrieving the 5-inch red and black soft plastic lure, that he purchased from the popular online auction site, through his swim on a gravel pit in the south of the UK when the new personal best struck.

Up until recently, his personal best for the species stood at 3lb 12oz, but the same venue produced perch weighing 4lb 6oz and 4lb 1oz prior to his latest session.

“I’ve been scouring e-bay to try and find another one, but I just can’t find one… I don’t want to lose it!”