Tom Watts 15lb zander

PEARL-coloured lures fished under a bright full moon is a deadly partnership for huge zander according to Tom Watts, who hooked into this 15lb giant during his latest session.

It was the largest of five zeds for the Doncaster-based angler, who lure fished deep areas of both the tidal and none tidal River Trent in the same evening.

He said: “The high barometric pressure and a fairly new moon seemed to put the zander on the feed!

“They each gave very aggressive hits and were only really interested in the pearl-coloured patterns for some reason…”