(Late note from cliff: its not a Zander its a Ruffe you muppet)
A dramatic fight ensued, but eventually I managed to tame the monster from the deep ;-)
I was Fishing Beeston Canal next to the lock on the Trent with my daughter on ledgered home grown worm hoping for a PB perch or Gudgeon.
Funny coloured perch i thought... bit too golden.. then the realisation hit.... its a ZANDER... on fathers day too.... LOL. (Late note from cliff: its not a Zander its a Ruffe you muppet)
Looks a bit miserable... but hey who cares... whos your daddy, you pesky fish... get in :-) It was on its last legs, so didnt get chance to weigh it, estimating 3oz. 1% of the British record...LMAO
(Late note from cliff: Its a Ruffe record is 5 oz so ill re-estimate at 2oz and 40% of the British Record... wouldnt want to say 60% of British record and take Glynns Chub Record on an estimate ;-))
As a bonus and after really fishing well, Kirsty caught a lovely little perch....nice one Kirst :-)