Epic zander haul leads to a giant metre long PB


by Freddie Sandford |
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After catching a 13lb zander from the River Severn last year, Allan Pagett thought it would take some serious beating. However, on a recent trip he blew that fish out the water with this huge 16lb 1oz predator.

He was fishing from a boat with his friend, Alex, and hadn’t caught much on the first day of the trip. On day two, he lost a fish and was left ‘gutted’ – however, he quickly recast and was soon in again.

Allan was using floatfished roach deadbaits, targeting the cover along the margins of the river, with the boat giving them access to water that is seldom fished.

He guessed the fish was an intruding pike, but he was left in awe as a huge zander glided past the boat.

Allan netted it at the first attempt, and the fish measured nearly a metre long. After releasing it, the pair went on to land 20 other smaller ones by the end of the next day.

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Allan Pagett with his superb 16lb 2oz zander.
Allan Pagett with his superb 16lb 2oz zander.
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