JOHN Wilson’s nephew Martin Bowler has banked on of the best perch catches on record – four fish for a mighty 17lb 5oz.
The fish, all taken from a tributary of the Great Ouse, weighed in at 4lb 11oz, 4lb 7oz, 4lb 2oz and 4lb 1oz and he also banked a fifth at 3lb 10oz. The fish all fell to floatfished lobworm tactics and incredibly fell within a two hour session close to dusk. Martin, who fishes the Ouse a lot, has now banked an amazing 19 perch over 4lb.
The fish are pictured in this week’s Angling Times.