A last minute change of venue proved to be a masterstroke for Jacob Stone when he slipped the net under his first ever double-figure zander.
After spending two hours without a bite, the Bedfordshire youngster upped sticks and headed to a lake in St Neots, Cambridgeshire, where he cast a legered popped-up roach deadbait into snaggy swim.
Within 15 minutes his float lifted and the giant predator was soon on its way to the net and it’s 10lb heavier than Jacob’s previous best and only his second ever capture of the species.
“I only decided to change venues when my friend Jon Burton arrived and persuaded me to move, he said.”
“It was a total godsend that he paid me a visit as to catch a fish this size is totally beyond words.”