Grafham yields 15lb zander for Bob Church

Angling legend Bob Church banked this fine 15lb 1oz zander on his latest visit to the prolific Grafham Water.

The President of the Northamptonshire Specimen Group only had one bite during his day on the vast reservoir in Cambridgeshire, but he certainly made it count after the specimen picked up his static mackerel deadbait.

A rig that offers minimal resistance is essential when targeting this species, so Bob used a set-up that featured a running lead and size 12 hooks.

“I have no doubt that this water contains a zander over the British record in this venue because it’s so big with an endless supply of bait fish,” said Bob.