15lb 3oz zander captured from a freezing Grafham Water

Fifty-four-year-old Mick Dolan braved the extreme weather to take a trip out on Grafham Water - and the chill was well worth it when the Walsall rod boated this 15lb 3oz zander.

The predator hunter, who last year landed an enormous 22lb zander (subsequently rejected by the British Record Fish Committee) from the vast fishery, took his latest predator on a fresh mackerel tail on size 6 ET treble hooks under a pencil float on 80lb Power Pro braid in 48ft of water.

During the session Mick also kept out the cold by landing a 16lb 8oz pike, while his wife, Jane, who also shrugged off the ice, took and returned a 10lb 2oz brown trout on similar tactics.