SCHOOLBOY Edward Frost has landed one of the biggest river perch ever when he tackled a local stretch of the Bure, near Horning, for this monster. It's the biggest perch ever reported from the Norfolk Broads.

The 14-year-old, from Wroxham, Norfolk, was targeting pike, having had some nice doubles, when the big stripy struck on a brand new silver Savage Gear Manic Prey lure.

“It gave a good fight for a couple of minutes and as it neared the surface I saw a huge set of recognizable stripes and quickly got it in the net as I didn’t want to lose it! It was a very fat female and looked lie it was carrying spawn.”

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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