James Champkin 4lb 7oz Perch

James Champkin got his year off to a flying start with this beautiful 4lb 7oz pb specimen perch.

He told us “I caught the fish on a small roach livebait fished on a sunken paternoster. After a quiet few hours with no action whatsoever, at around 3pm and just when my confidence had ebbed away the left-hand rod pulled out of the drop-off clip and line started peeling from the spool. I struck into a heavy fish that gave big head shakes all the way in, when a huge perch suddenly surfaced! This fish set a new PB for me by 2oz.”