Second trip of the season to Bury Hill. Based on last week I dressed like I was heading for the Arctic Circle and I arrived about an hour before sunset. I fancied trying a new swim and settled on one where I could see the small fish topping. After half an hour casting about with a plummet the traps were set.
I fished a roach section on each rod with chopped sprat serving as an attractant, one ledgered and one on the float - a dropped run followed by a hook-pull as darkness fell signalled we were off. At 5.20pm I landed a 4lb 14oz zed on the float (above).
5.40pm, 4lb 2oz, float.
6.05pm, 3lb 0oz, ledger.
6.30pm, about 1¾lb, float. Nasty gash in it's side.
7.15pm, 4lb 1oz, float. There were dropped runs and hook-pulls in-between fish.
7.40pm, about 2½lb, float. First time a zander has bitten me - does this mean I have progressed from Zander Noob to Zander Rookie?
8.15pm, about 3¼lb, float.
8.25pm, 4lb 3oz, ledger.
Last cast 8.45pm, a 6lb 10oz new PB zander, ledger. Before a race to the train!
An absolutely brilliant session and the new PB was the icing on the cake! That's 9 zander adding 34lb 6oz to the Predator Challenge and a bit of confidence before I head to Coventry on Sunday in search of a wild canal fish.