Big canal zander from the murk

A heavily coloured canal didn’t deter lure fishing ace Chris Lowe, who banked this hefty zander.

The Savage Gear-backed rod turned up at a Midlands cut to find visibility at a minimum, but still tied on a ‘noisy’ Da Bush spinnerbait and bagged the fish, which he estimated to weigh close to double figures.

“By pitching it close to boats I convinced this fish to hit a lure that you wouldn’t consider to be a classic zander bait,” he said.