Double-figure zander boated from Grafham
A 350-MILE round trip in search of a big zander produced a great result for Gary Knowles when he boated a 12lb 2oz specimen.
The Cheshire angler made the long journey to Grafham Water in Cambridgeshire and headed straight for deep water.
Using a 40g jig head with a Quantum Freddie Shad lure, he had a take on his first cast but lost the battle. Determined to set the record straight, he instantly chucked the bait back into the same spot and was immediately rewarded with the biggest predator of the trip.
Returning the next day, Gary carried on the action with several other zeds to a best of 10lb 4oz.