STEVE PROUD thought he’d foul hooked a carp at his local BK Fisheries at St. Erth, near Hayle in Cornwall but it was this monster 5 lb 4 oz perch.

Steve smashed his old perch PB of 3 lb 2 oz using home-made fishy flavoured groundbait and small cooked prawn as hook bait.

Steve, who won a weekly Korum Specimen Cup £100 tackle award by reporting this fine catch to Angler’s Mail magazine, said: “I was fishing in approximately 10 feet of water at the edge of a drop off, using a size 12 hook and 5 lb line, using a Crystal waggler.

“It put up a good fight, at first I thought it was a carp hooked in the tail!” he added.

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