John Lam accidentally hooked this 11lb 10oz zander while targeting an urban stillwater.
Carp were the Yorkshire angler’s target at his local venue but they refused to take his boilie hookbait.
With time running out, he started to pack up – then one of his alarms signalled a bite.
After a short battle Jon got the biggest surprise of his angling career: “I’d never landed a zander before so to get off the mark with such a huge fish was a massive surprise,” he said.
“Even though predators weren’t my intended target, this fish definitely made the session one to remember.”