NICK MARSH bagged himself this new personal best perch of 3 lb 15 oz during a successful quickfire lure session with pal Callum McInerney-Riley.

They tackled a local Lea Valley water on the Essex-Hertfordshire borders with soft lures… and talked some business at the same time.

Harlow, Essex-based photographer Callum explained: “We only fished for 45 minutes and most of that time was spent landing, weighing and unhooking fish!

“I had just been for a meeting with a client and we used our time on the bank to discuss an upcoming project – a much better way to talk business than over a coffee!”

In between assisting his pal and celebrating that new PB, Callum winkled out a fantastic 3 lb 4 oz stripy (below). It was tempted using a 4 in. Rocket Craw on a Jika rig.

Callum shows his latest impressive lure-caught perch.

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