15lb zander highlight of a brace of doubles

This 15lb 4oz zander was the highlight of a brace of double figure fish for predator fishing fanatic James Sarkar.

Targeting a stretch of the River Severn near Worcester, the Sparsholt College student legered a roach to take his eighth double-figure zander – which is believed to be the biggest from the waterway this year – and later backed it up with a fish of 10lb 8oz.

The consultant for Pike Pro and Baitbox used size 4 trebles and 15lb mainline and said: “We found a spot with the boat that was slightly deeper, which was situated under an overhanging tree and this is where the big fish was hiding.”