An avid follower of the Catch of the Week and keen angler got in touch over the weekend with his own big fish story. Mateusz was driving home from a meeting and as his route took him past a likely looking piece of water in Co. Cavan he decided to try his luck before the last light of the day faded. It was a nice evening with no wind and straight away he was landing small to average sized perch. Apart from perch he also had a pike bite but lost it after short fight. The pike never came to the surface so he never got to see how big it was.
This loss was more than made up for by his capture, soon after of caught a lovely perch measuring 40 cm which he weighed at 1,1kg. After a couple of quick photos to record the catch his fish was safely returned to the water.