Thom Hunt 4lb 6oz Perch

Grafham Reservoir held the Lure Predator Competition recently, with over 100 anglers competing, it wasn’t going to be easy!

Thom Hunt had an unbelievable day on the Saturday, catching a brace of 4lb+ perch including this 4lb 6oz (48cm) specimen. He added “it’s hard enough in a competition anyway yet with 100+ good anglers fishing it, so to manage a brace of 4s (about an hour apart from each other) was pretty good going!

We were specifically targeting shallow water with crankbaits, looking for the perch feeding on the fry on the edges of the weed. We ended the competition in 4th place overall and biggest perch of the comp.”