14lb zander after 20 year break

WHEN Barry Cook returned to fishing after a 20-year absence and tackled up for zander for the very first time he would have been hard pushed to predict the results that would follow.

During a day’s fishing on the Old Lake at Bury Hill Fishery in Surrey, Barry banked seven zeds topped by this 14lb specimen.

Under the guidance of resident predator tutor Eric Bailey, Barry fished legered roach and mackerel to land five zander over 7lb 8oz.

He said: “I enjoyed the personalised and informative tuition in a relaxed atmosphere and we really had a great day."