What is the best way to spend Sunday? Fishing for zander of course ­čÖé To be honest I didn’t plan to enter into a competition that day. I just wanted to go fishing anywhere but all zander reservoirs (two of them in the UK ­čśÇ ) were reserved for competitions and of course there were no places left. Fortunately a friend called me on Friday to say that someone had resigned and there is a free slot. I didn’t have to think for long – Zander Cup here I come ! The rules were simple – you had to catch 3 big zander ­čÖé

I was lucky and a boat partner turned out to be a good angler so there were no issues at all and we agreed easily about the swims and the strategy. Fish weren’t active at all but I managed to catch exactly 3 zeds and big ones: 79, 78 and 71. I also got 3 nice perch but they didn’t count. At the end it occurred that only 19 zander were caught among 50 competitors. So I took the first place with a big margin. The first prize was a really nice rod made by Sparta Rods and the biggest cup I’ve ever seen ­čÖé