Pike champ banks 9lb zander from weir

Bill Dowding got his autumn predator fishing campaign off to a great start by landing this specimen 9lb zander.

The 2013 British Pike Angling Champion paid a visit to Carthergena Weir on the River Lea in Broxbourne, Herts, where he netted this fish along with a double-figure pike trotting a small float fished roach deadbait under an over-hanging tree.

Bill’s tackle consisted of 30lb braided mainline a 20lb wire trace with two size 8 trebles.

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