MONSTER STOUR CHUB
IT WASN’T just barbel making the headlines, as pensioner Tony West will testify after he landed this monster 8lb 3oz chub.
The 73-year-old was fishing a club-run stretch of the Dorset Stour with son Adrian when the specimen took a liking to his 12mm Sticky Baits Krill boilie fished on a light link-leger rig.
Unbelievably, the veteran rod had only fished the river twice before, but after feeding loose offerings of boilies along with PVA bags containing broken boilies and pellets, a tiny twitch on the tip led to a fight he will never forget.
Adrian said: “I fish this river all the time and have had chub to over 7lb before, but I was only taking may dad out here on a guest ticket – he normally just goes match fishing, and now he’s gone and beaten my best within hours of being here. I’m chuffed to bits for him, though.”
Tony West’s 8lb 3oz Dorset Stour chub.
LONDONER Ashley Mould visited a stretch of the River Ivel in Bedfordshire, where he introduced a bed of 3mm and 4mm Severn Valley Baits Krillit pellets before casting a 10mm version over the top to snare this personal-best chub weighing 7lb 3oz.