Julian Barnes 18lb 9oz Zander

Julian Barnes certainly made the most of his final days of his river season on the Tidal Trent, where he targeted multiple stretches and caught both barbel and ide alongside this stunning 18lb 9oz zander.

The British Record crucian holder had been after a big zander all winter, and his efforts paid off when the large predator picked up his roach deadbait which he presented on a combi-rig made up of 20lb mono and a soft knottable wire. Similar to other zander anglers on the Trent, he didn’t just target them, and also added seventeen barbel to 14lb 4oz, as well as a surprise 6lb 3oz ide.

Well done Julian!