Big zander falls to rods of predator legend Nev

He's done it again!

Big zander falls to rods of predator legend Nev

by Angling Times |

(This catch was reported before the river close season came into force on March 15th 2022)

AFTER landing a 40lb 12oz pike a few weeks ago, Lincolnshire predator expert Neville Fickling didn’t sit back and revel in his success – instead he got straight back out on a local river and duly landed this colossal 18lb 14oz zander!

Water levels were a little high, but with time rapidly running out on the season Nev took his chance and fished from his boat, using a smelt hookbait on a float set-up.

At 8pm, just as he was beginning to wonder what he was doing out in the dark and cold on such a miserable night, his float sailed away and after a brief fight he landed the big zander, which comfortably beat his previous best for the species of 16lb 8oz.

Keen to try to finish the season on a high, Nev revealed that he’d been out for 22 hours, 12 of which were spent in darkness.

Now that’s dedication!

Neville Fickling –  18lb 14oz zander
Neville Fickling – 18lb 14oz zander
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