Zander fishing can be practised from the shore or from a boat. This technique consists in cast the lure (often a 4 or 5" soft lure on jig head), and using, if possible, the current to make it move close to the bottom. If there is no current, the angler brings the lure back in a sawtooth pattern, almost like scratch fishing.
Linear fishing can be practiced with both spinning and casting. Each set-up has its advantages and disadvantages.
The advantages of casting are precision casting, discretion when the lure arrives in the water, control of the lure from the first centimetres of descent, comfort in the hand, better efficiency when striking and better comfort when fishing from a seat.
The two major disadvantages are the loss of casting distance and frozen fingers in winter. In fact, when casting, we work a lot with the thumb and having the hand around the spool, we have really wet fingers than when spinning.
When fishing for zander in linear action, it is preferable to have a little more length to better control the lure. In baitcasting, you can afford to have a shorter rod than in spinning because the efficiency of the hooking is very good. A length between 6.6" and 7.2" is perfect. Depending on whether you are fishing a river or a lake, deep or shallow, calm or windy conditions, the weight of the lures is not the same, but we regularly use rods between 7 and 35g.
1.98 m 7-17 grs ERN : 19.88 AA : 67.80
7'2 (2m18), 5-25g Blank sold alone or in kit (blank + handle + guides pack)