Big zander tops Fenland predator haul

Predator angler Ryan Gibson didn’t have to wait long for the action to begin during his latest session on a Fenland drain as he landed this 12lb 4oz zander on his first cast of the day.

A legered roach deadbait presented on size 6 treble hooks did the trick and was engulfed by the double figure specimen within minutes of it entering the water.

Less than an hour later his alarm burst into life once again, this time a new personal best pike of 25lb 4oz the culprit.

“I’ve been trying to increase my pike pb for over a decade and I’m ecstatic I’ve finally achieved my goal,” explained Ryan, who also took nine other fish to 21lb 1oz during the eight hour stint.