The capture of the biggest zander of the season has proved why now is the time to get out on the bank and catch a specimen.
After 30 years of targeting predators on the popular River Trent, John Davis hit the jackpot when he banked this impressive 14lb 3oz zander.
It smashes his previous personal best of 10lb and was the only bite of a short afternoon session legering dace deadbait on size 10 trebles to a 15lb wire trace on a stretch between Derby and Nottingham.
“Many people just think that the Trent is good for barbel and chub, but the zander fishing is getting better every season,” John told AT.
“The evening before I fished another area and just had one six pounder to show for it, but that’s the beauty of the sheer size of this venue because you never know what it could turn up next.”