ALL-ROUNDER Gary Walsh has nabbed one of the biggest ever perch braces when he took specimens of 5 lb 9 oz and 4 lb 11 oz from Wilstone Reservoir on the Tring complex in Hertfordshire.

Ultra keen Gary had endured quite a few blanks on the tough but rewarding day ticket water before he struck gold.

Gary’s no stranger to big fish, recently banking a PB eel of 6 lb 9 oz. He also took 14 3 lb-plus roach in the first winter on Linch Hill, best 3 lb 9 oz, chub to 7 lb 4 oz, barbel 14 lb, eel 6 lb 9 oz, tench 10 lb 11 oz, bream 13 lb 12 oz, rudd 2 lb 15 oz, pike 29 lb 5 oz and carp 39 lb 10 oz.

For full catch details and stunning pictures of this plus another five-pounder to fellow perch angler Ken Smith, check out this week’s Angler’s Mail magazine.