One of the biggest catches of specimen perch of all time has been landed by Drennan backed specimen hunter Paul Elt. Banking five specimens over 4lb topped off by a colossal fish of 4lb 14oz, which was a new personal best.
His incredible session unfolded while afloat during a stormy day on the daunting Grafham Water reservoir in Cambridgeshire. Paul landed his biggest-ever perch of 4lb 14oz, along with fish weighing 4lb 11oz, a brace at 4lb 1oz and a 4lb specimen came to the net.
Paul used the devastating method known as ‘dropshotting’ close to an underwater feature in 24 feet of water, working a selection of our new E-Sox Dropshot Lures.
His rig comprised an 8lb braided mainline, four feet of our new E-Sox Dropshot Fluorocarbon and a size 1 hook, which also fooled a string of eight other fish that ran to 3lb 12oz.
Paul explained “I will never experience a session like this for as long as I live, and it really has left me in a true state of shock.”
“The perch in this venue remain largely neglected because most predator anglers concentrate on the pike and zander with large lures, but over the last few years ‘dropshotting’ has completely revolutionised this kind of fishing.”
“I’ve fished this venue for 25 years now and it’s always been a really hard venue to crack, a real test, but this method is now helping anglers discover the true perch potential of waters like this.”
This capture was awarded a weekly Drennan Cup in Angling Times.