Predator season off to a flier

The traditional predator fishing season has finally begun, with a number of reservoirs opening their doors to pike, zander and perch fishing fans over the past couple of weeks.

Among those getting in on the early action was Gordon Howes, who overcame far-from-ideal bright and sunny conditions on Grafham Water to bank a number of fine fish, including pike to just under 20lb.

Using a range of lures and jigs, the well-known predator fishing guide also boated a string of decent zander from the 1,500-acre Anglian Water owned venue.