So there we are – the second event in the Lake Challenge 2020 series and my favorite one – Zander Cup which means zander fishing 🙂
I achieved quite good result at Pike Maniacs and I counted for more at Zander Cup but it’s fishing…
Again my boat partner was Marcin and although it’s an individual competition we help each other which makes us a very good team.
But we struggled at the beginning. I caught 50 cm zander and that was it. We couldn’t find active fish. Everything changed afternoon. Suddenly we started to catch zander everywhere. We did like one place in particular because we were catching not only zander but also perch. We filled our cards with small zander very quickly and additionally we were able to fill all 5 perch for the whole lake challenge. Unfortunately we had to stop our drifts because another team anchored in the middle of our patch in the spot we caught most of the fish. I wasn’t happy but we moved to another random place and … it was good and lucky move. We were still catching fish and just before the end I saw better fish on the sonar. I quickly changed the lure to a bigger one and in the first cast – boom ! Maybe not a beast but very solid competition zander – 61 cm. It gave me not only the first place but was also the biggest zander that day. What a lucky cast 🙂
It turned out that because of my full card (2 pike, 3 zander, 5 perch) I also jumped to the first place in the Lake Challenge. Still my fish are not very big so I need to upgrade them at Grafham in October which will be a tough task. Marcin on the other had has much better ones and he’s just missing one pike.