11lb zander from the Severn

The River Severn zander shoals have started to wake up for their annual feast and Karen Sarkar took advantage by banking this 11lb 6oz fish.

Having landed fish to just over 9lb already this season, the Worcester-based angler was determined to fool her first double of the year and set about the task by legering a roach deadbait.

Shortly after starting the session she received a take and the culprit began to strip line from the off.

It was eventually beaten by a rig which was made up of 15lb mainline, a 30lb wire trace and a brace of size 6 trebles.