First Zed, and I’m hooked!

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First Zed, and I’m hooked!

Post by Karlbird » Sun Dec 01 2019 16:19

After voyeuring for a while I thought it’s time to get more involved, but hadn’t really had anything to report with the rivers around me (Lincoln/Newark) all in flood.

Went to Rutland with my new secondhand echo sounder, what a game changer! There’s 4 of us who regularly fish all over together and we’d previously done 3 days on R and 1 on Grafham with no joy watching those with finders smash it up. We needed some of that, so bought 2 cheap secondhand ones.

Well, first time out with the finders and managing to track the fish holding features out made all the difference. The other 3 had about 10 small zander (1-2lb) of what I hear is the average size for there. I struggled all day, but on the last cast BANG, a solid fish and a real beauty. I was over the moon and I think they heard my cheer as he went in the net on the opposite bank.

Hooked now, can’t wait to get back on Grafham and see if I can get one from there too.
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Re: First Zed, and I’m hooked!

Post by suffolk si » Sun Dec 01 2019 16:23

Congratulations always nice to get a first of a new species 👍

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Re: First Zed, and I’m hooked!

Post by Danoutdoors » Sun Dec 01 2019 16:24

Tidy job 💪 well done

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Re: First Zed, and I’m hooked!

Post by alan behenna » Sun Dec 01 2019 16:29

Nice Work, good Z'!

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Re: First Zed, and I’m hooked!

Post by John Milford » Sun Dec 01 2019 17:02

Cracking Zed that Karl! :thumbs:

Not tried for them anywhere near enough myself over the years, just the odd very welcome accidental/ hopeful catch while piking. Might have to change that! :wink:
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Re: First Zed, and I’m hooked!

Post by pikin » Sun Dec 01 2019 17:57

Very nice. Good story as well

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Re: First Zed, and I’m hooked!

Post by Karlbird » Sun Dec 01 2019 18:04

Thanks all. They always taste sweeter (metaphorically, although I do hear they do make good eating, if that’s your thing) when you have to work for them. Perversely I am pleased it took a few trips, and then all came good on the last cast, as the boys were starting the take the mickey on the day that I hadn’t caught one and all 3 of them had! How I had the last laugh....

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Re: First Zed, and I’m hooked!

Post by wid » Tue Dec 03 2019 20:41

Cracking fish, happy days mate

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Re: First Zed, and I’m hooked!

Post by Fentiger01 » Tue Dec 03 2019 23:09

Cracking fish mate. :thumbs:
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Re: First Zed, and I’m hooked!

Post by Antony » Yesterday 10:48

Very well done Karl.Nice story too mate,I’ve yet to catch a Zander myself.Let ya know how you get on next time bud 👍😊
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Re: First Zed, and I’m hooked!

Post by Kev Berry » Yesterday 20:47

Antony wrote:
Very well done Karl.Nice story too mate,I’ve yet to catch a Zander myself.Let ya know how you get on next time bud 👍😊
nice one Karl :thumbs:

would have been a good chance of one tomorrow Antony if you could have made it---not going myself now cos the wind is getting up so going where I can get comfy tomoz

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Re: First Zed, and I’m hooked!

Post by Antony » Yesterday 22:00

Fingers crossed for next week then Kev.Good luck for tomorrow mate 🎣
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