SAVAGE GEAR head consultant Ant Glascoe Jnr has caught the second biggest zander in the UK on a  lure – on a day he was menat to be bass fishing.

But Canadian pal Mat Welsby was due home soon and he’s promised him a zander so they went boat fishing on a secret Midlands river instead and they enjoyed a very prolific day.

It was then topped with the 17 lb 12 oz zed for Ant that fell to a prototype Da Bush Red spinnerbait after the fish had played a cagey game with Ant all day.

For the full amazing story and exclusive pictures, read this week’s Angler’s Mail magazine available in all good newsagents and most supermarkets..