QUIVERTIPPED worm accounted for this PB 5 lb 4 oz perch for specimen ace Phil Smith. It was one of the best catches of the 2014/15 river fishing season.

 

Targeting a river close to his Coventry, West Midlands home, Phil smashed his previous best perch of 4 lb 4 oz set at the famous Tring Reservoir complex in Hertfordshire.

With a large ‘lob’ on a size 6 wide gape hook to 6 lb line, Phil’s light legering technique involved twitching his wiggly morsel.

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