Steve Collett joins Stewart Bloor for a successful spring-time session in search of specimen perch, in this free-to-view video from Fishing TV’s popular ‘The Session’ series.

There are few more striking fish than a big perch and here Steve, who has banked fish above the magical 5lb barrier, and fellow Midlands big fish angler Stewart Bloor set about showing how to go about targeting a specimen.

For this spring-time session they are fishing a picture postcard day ticket stillwater with float tactics, using live and dead maggots and hook baits. Learn about the importance of light values, find out about tackle for big perch, how to feed dead maggots to get the fish interested and how to hook lobworm, as the boys pass on lots of tips and land a string of stunning, proud perch over 2lb.

‘Specimen Perch Fishing’ is free-to-view here on this website online, on mobile and on Samsung Smart TVs and blu-ray players in Issue 14 of Coarse & Match Fishing.

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