PIKE fly expert Greg Strelley landed one of the biggest authenticated perch ever at 5 lb 15 oz 8 dr – but nearly slipped it back unweighed and unphotographed as he thought the record was around 7 lb!

Greg, who sells pike flies and associated tackle, enters the top 5 list with the beast while fishing private water St. Mary Pit in Derbyshire.

Greg, 54, from Spondon in the same county, gives his full story in week’s Angler’s Mail magazine. We’ll have more on Greg’s fascinating fishing soon in the mag too.

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