River Sev­ern chub record?

80.1% of Bri­tish record

Anglers Mail - - Front Page -

DEAN AS­TON and his pals haven’t heard of a big­ger chub than this 7 lb 7 oz spec­i­men from an undis­closed stretch of the might River Sev­ern.

The 47-year-old dec­o­ra­tor said: “I thought I’d have a few hours perch fish­ing on the Sev­ern, and used a light quiv­er­tip rod with

6 lb line, a size 8 hook, a cou­ple of swan shots and a big lob­worm.

“I baited my peg with red mag­gots and waited. I didn’t have to wait long till the tip went round. It snagged me at first but I got it out. The chub came to the top and I was in shock.

“It’s the big­gest I know re­ported, and I’ve been fish­ing the Sev­ern for years.

“I’ve been speak­ing to the Sev­ern lads and all said the same. We think it’s a record for the river,” con­cluded the Wolver­hamp­ton, West Midlands-based Na­tional An­guilla Club mem­ber.

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