First-ever zander a ‘13’

Ronny Hawkes’ first ever zander will be one he will never forget, with the fish tipping the scales at a whopping 13lb 12oz.
The giant was taken on a roach deadbait during an evening session spent on a tidal section of the River Trent.
After making the two-hour journey to the waterway from his home in Darlington, the 28-year-old bus driver had to wait only 20 minutes before his rod was wrapping round and the huge predator was battling against his 20lb Daiwa Sensor mainline and size 8 Drennan carbon treble hooks.