Rutland Water is becoming more and more popular among predator anglers and angling guide Rikki Cooper proved why when he boated this giant 13lb 12oz zander.
The fish was taken during a lure fishing session spent on the Midlands stillwater with his client, Charlie Smith, who also netted a specimen weighing 10lb 1oz.
Rikki’s fish was tempted on a 13cm Fox spikey gold fleck shad cast into a 69ft deep hole.
“We had caught a couple of fairly big zander to 8lb with jack pike in their mouths, so we matched the pike colour with the lures and it worked a treat.”
Rikki offers a professional guiding service.
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