ANGLER’S MAIL columnist Steve Collett showed why he’s considered one of the best all-round anglers ever when he won a recent lure match topped by this big perch.

 

In the first major lure event of the season he more than doubled the points of his nearest rival in the 34-entry Fox Predator Classic at the Watermark complex in the Cotswolds. The big perch scaling 3 lb 3 oz was the highlight of his catch.

Steve, current European and British Champ on lures, as well as being an accomplished match angler and spessy hunter, said: “I went for the perch with very tiny stuff, drop shotting with lures of an inch or less.

“I was using my own Lure Fanatics prototypes, a very sensitive 0-4 gr rod and with very small hooks by lure fishing standards of 14s and 16s.”

 

 

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