Yes, I got out. I’m a football coach and got delayed due to incidents at the match, so I took on a different project as I only had a couple of hours. There’s a pond nearby fished by match type anglers. I saw a photo on their Facebook page of a 3lb 5oz perch, but I don’t think any “specialist” anglers have ever fished it. I went up in the summer for an hour with lures (that’s all it takes as it’s less than an acre) and within 20 minutes hooked (and lost) what felt like a very big perch. Today I judged that as all the reservoirs, rivers and canals would be like chocolate this might be my only chance of water clarity for lures. I was wrong. It’s fed by a stream and was muddy as hell and I blanked. What was interesting was that the bailiff was there and he had never seen anyone target the perch. But had had one of 3.5lb himself that winter and he showed me a pic. He said that 20 perch were introduced 15 years ago and have never spawned, so he thought there might be one, or maybe two, left. There are no pike. So the rather frustrating conclusion is that I almost certainly hooked and lost a 3.5lb perch there this summer, and may struggle to get another chance. He did, however tell me of another reservoir I know and have pike fished where his mate caught several 2lbers the other day. So it wasn’t a day wasted.