A slightly more unorthodox style of fishing has to be used to catch predators. All fish are predatory to a certain extent, especially just after spawning. Some fish, such as pike. Zander and perch, are confirmed predators. Other species such as chub, trout and eels are far more predatory than many anglers appreciate. All these fish will fall to fish baits, used dead or alive, and spin- ning, but you have to choose your tackle to suit those predators with sharp teeth and those without. Pike and zander should be treated differently to the other predators. The reasons for dealing with these two predators separately is that precautions have to be taken to prevent these fish biting through the line and the fact that they grow very much larger than the other species.