River Severn chub record?
80.1% of British record
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.