Trio of Severn zander

The bank holiday weekend produced a trio of double figure zander for predator angler Barry McConnell.

Fish of 13lb 6oz, 12lb 7oz and 10lb 4oz fell to the Peak District-based man during a stint on the River Severn.

All his fish fell to bleak deadbaits, with the heads removed to release as much blood and scent as possible and legered in mid river on a 15lb wire trace and two size 8 double hooks. As his bites were very delicate so carefully weighted rollover indicator was used.

“I’ve caught 90 zander so far this summer, but only eight of them have been above 8lb, so you have to wade through the smaller fish at this time of year and eventually the bigger ones come along,” said Barry.