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03/03/2021

Ebrington Angler just misses out on the British record for perch

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Kevin Righton catches a perch weighing 5lb 2oz


Kevin, from Ebrington Gloucestershire, caught the perch in a local private lake. The current British record for perch is 5lb 15oz so the fish was only 13oz short of the record.

The lake itself is spring fed water and was stocked some four years ago with various species including carp, small roach and rudd and three female perch around the 1lb mark which have now grown to a near record size.

He caught the fish by ledgering with a big lobworm in one of the lake’s lily beds.

He catch won him Shimano Catch of the Month and a Shimano Mission Badge in the September 2007 issue of “Improve your Coarse Fishing”who commented “…This magnificent specimen – one of the biggest Mission entries we have ever received – …

www.improveyourcoarsefishing.com

Shimano Plc have more than 80 years’ experience in one of the world’s most demanding sporting and leisure markets – bicycles, where gearing and engineering to the most exact tolerances is essential. They have been involved in fishing tackle since the early 1970s.

“It’s up to you to tempt the fish to your bait, safe in the knowledge that your Shimano precision engineered kit will perform to the required standards over and over again”

www.shimano.com

Kevin is no stranger to large fish having had his picture in the Crafty Carper Magazine in January 2007 for catching a 25lb carp and winning another badge.

www.carp30plus.com

www.anglingpublications.co.uk

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