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#1 chrisjpainter

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Posted 07 November 2016 - 11:06 PM

Has anyone got any info about the zander that are in the Oxford area? I fancy having a bash at one or two on the lure, so some info as to best places, day tickets and the like would be great.

Many thanks


#2 Adge Cutler

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Posted 08 November 2016 - 01:28 PM

I fish the middle Thames  a lot December onwards...I've seen the odd large Zander come out around Oxford and Abingdon and I've caught a couple of  small ones myself at Hinton Waldrist.


These were generally caught on worm when match or pleasure fishing or when Pike fishing.


I wouldn't be confident about latching on to any if I were just deliberately  targeting them though to be honest as they seem to be sparse.


I would concentrate on deeper water this time of year and in the areas which are regularly match fished where there are plenty of this years fry.. the weirs would be my first port of call or perhaps the Oxford Canal


Try Predator Angling Centre in Kidlington  http://www.predatora...350/contact.php

#3 pigeon controller

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Posted 08 November 2016 - 05:46 PM

The Oxford canal is linked with the Coventry Canal and the Grand Union south of Warwick . These all have Zander in them and south of Warwick they do a lot of lure fishing mainly drop shotting. The only concern is that do electro fish it as Zander I believe is the same price as sea bass at Bilingsgate Fish Market

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Posted 08 November 2016 - 06:55 PM

hello, i live in abingdon and never heard of any zander caught although i do not mix with any fisherman but know a few lock keepers and they would have mentioned, as Adge remarked give predator a ring/ didcot angling/ tackle shop at faringdon/ or oxford tackle shop abingdon road. i will ask richard (abingdon lock ) tomorrow rivers pretty low at the moment but Adge mentioned Hinton has some deep gulleys. as same above abingdon lock as it was dredged not long ago. cheers  

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Posted 18 November 2016 - 03:03 PM

I live near Hinton seen one small one in Duxford about 4 years ago when I was a keen fisher lost interest and now shootings my number 1 sorry wife

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