Angling Times (UK) - - THIS WEEK -

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.

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