Finally made it to the Trent Lock "Zander Hot" Spot:
Managed to tempt a few roach on bread and switched to fish on 1/2 fresh roach.
Had 1 savage single bite then.. nothing there ?
Took one of the rods to the jetty above and lowered 1/2 roach under the boat.moving the bait around... got a very tame bite. Then a brilliant fight including tail walking. 5lb 1oz pike in great condition.
Had 2 more savage single bites... nothing there again.... wicked takes knocking the bite indicator off the line every time.
I was told to fish with braid and a single treble, but was scared of catchin an eel... looks like ill have to use trebles to catch these Monkies.