CHUB – 7 lb 10 oz
81.1% of British record
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and trying to get to the snags. I managed to turn the fish away from them, encouraging it into the net.“It was a very long fish, at 25 in., and had a girth of 15.5 in., so it's certainly going to be a very big chub in a couple years’ time.”Also on the Lea, Simon Baker recorded his first chub of over the 7 lb barrier, also with a 7 lb 10 oz specimen from the River Lea.Finchley, North London-based Simon, 29, lost a good fish in snags the week before, butSimon Baker returned using a stick float and single maggot on a size 20 hook and 4 lb trace.Simon said: “I was feeding maggots for 45 minutes before my first trot down.“The float sailed away on the second trot, and when I struck I knew that I had connected to something a bit special.“After a tough battle on light tackle, I finally netted her.“Fellow anglers on the stretch said it was about time I got one of the big ones.”
JENNY FREEMAN set a new grayling PB with this fine 2 lb 7 oz specimen from her local River Frome, in Dorchester, Dorset. The local 27-year-old lass link legered maggots and worms with a quivertip, and added a 2 lb grayling, along with six brown trout.