A 7lb 14oz fish shows Avon has still got what it takes

Angling Times (UK) - - FISH OF THE YEAR SPECIAL -

Alex War­ren, 7lb 14oz chub, Hamp­shire Avon

THE Hamp­shire Avon has fallen off the spec­i­men angling map over the past few decades, but Alex War­ren proved that the fa­mous river is still ca­pa­ble of pro­duc­ing the goods when he landed a su­perb 7lb 14oz chub.

Tar­get­ing the fa­mous Rail­way Pool on the Roy­alty Fish­ery, Alex used a bait drop­per to de­posit a mix of hemp and cast­ers be­fore cast­ing out a mag­got feeder rig in­cor­po­rat­ing a size 16 hook loaded with four red grubs.

“I had a thump­ing bite and felt a heavy fish make for the deeper wa­ter. After a few tense mo­ments and a few bru­tal runs aimed at bank­side snags, I scooped up my prize. The Roy­alty bailiff ar­rived just in time to wit­ness the scales read­ing 7lb 14oz!”

Alex with his huge Roy­alty Fish­ery chub.

A drop­per af­fords ac­cu­rate loose­feed­ing.

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