RIG THAT TOOK BIGGEST CHUB OF THE SEASON
Lea’s Kings Weir Fishery produces a run of big fish to 8lb 4oz
IT’S not often that a chub is mistaken for a carp, but Alan Grimwood’s 8lb 4oz beast of a chevin was so big that it almost fooled the Stevenage-based angler.
Targeting the famous Kings Weir
Fishery on Hertfordshire’s River Lea, Alan had a bite around 8pm and instantly connected with his fish of a lifetime.
He said: “It’s an amazing fish and a new personal best for me, beating my previous best of 5lb 10oz.”
A 15mm The Source boilie wrapped in matching paste was the bait that fooled the chub, and this was cast over a scattering of chopped boilies just a few rodlengths out.
On the same night that Alan landed the 8lb 4oz fish, fishery manager Andrew Tredgett also got in on the Kings Weir chub action, landing a stunning 7lb 4oz fish.
Just a few days later, Andrew returned to the fishery and added another chub weighing an immense 7lb 8oz. This was his third 7lb chub of the season, adding to another four fish over the 6lb barrier.
When asked about why the fishery has produced so many big chub, Andrew said: “The Lea has always had big chub, if you look on YouTube there is a video of an electro-fish survey done in 1992 and there were massive fish way back then. It’s difficult to say exactly why chub get so big here, maybe the habitat is right for them to grow big, or maybe there’s something in the Lea’s water.”
Andrew Tredgett with his 7lb 8oz chub.