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PERCHFISHERS member Tom Collingridge ended a seven-year quest for another monster perch when he banked this 5 lb 4 oz specimen.

The 41-year-old martial arts instructor, from Exeter, Devon, tempted the big stripy from an undisclosed commercial fishery in southern England, having had to endure many blanks beforehand.

This is just a short version of the full story that appeared in Angler’s Mail printed magazine. Get the magazine every week for top tips, big news, best products, and venues that are in form.

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