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Monster chub fall as closed season loomed

The last week of the season shaped up to be one to remember as UK rivers hit top form and produce a spate of monster chub.Pleasure and specimen rods all over the country have reported numerous big chub with two seven pounders and dozens of fish over 6lb landed in the last week. Leading the way was Drennan-backed Mike Davidson, ...

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  • 16 March 2016

Bread snares 8lb River Lea chub

Just a few pence worth of bait was all Jerry Brown needed to claim one of the season’s biggest chub in the form of this colossal 8lb 4oz specimen.The 60-year-old banked the new personal best from the famous Kings Weir stretch of the River Lea in Hertfordshire by feeding liquidised bread and moulding breadflake around the hook – however, his ...

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  • 07 March 2016

Homemade cheese paste lures 7lb 12oz chub

A Homemade piece of cheese paste the size of a golf ball was the secret behind the capture of this 7lb 12oz river chub.Nathan Leney hadn’t been chub fishing for several months, but the recent mild spell inspired him to take a trip to the tough River Lea in Hertfordshire.There the 36-year-old from Aylesbury relied purely on the pulling power ...

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  • 08 February 2016

Area switch brings ‘best’ chub

Lure angler Kevin Cox had a group of match anglers to thank after he slipped the net under a huge haul of perch to 2lb 7oz, along with a monster 6lb 10oz chub.The Swindon angler had originally planned to fish a new stretch of the upper Thames, but when he found a match taking place he headed elsewhere. It proved ...

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  • 08 January 2016

7lb chub on first cast

Dai Gribble proved why he’s one of the UK’s best all-rounders when he turned his attentions to running water and landed this 7lb chub.The Korum-backed angler from Staffordshire dug out some home-made cheese paste from his freezer and set off to a tough southern river.He didn’t have to wait long before his legered hookbait was taken by the mint-conditioned fish ...

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  • 31 December 2015

Two bests in just one week

It was a week to remember for Phil Taylor as he smashed two personal bests on his local rivers.The Lincolnshire angler went in search of a big chub and started the session by legering cheese paste.A 4lb brace was an early reward, but the best of the day came just as the light was failing, with a 6lb 4oz personal ...

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  • 27 December 2015

Another chub seven

Jamie Cartwright’s start to his chub campaign just keeps getting better – his latest capture saw him net this impressive 7lb 7oz specimen.A boilie wrapped in matching paste did the trick for the former Drennan Cup champion from Northamptonshire, when he concentrated on a stretch of the Great Ouse – a venue that recently produced another huge chub for him ...

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  • 23 December 2015

Paste too tempting for 7lb 2oz Ouse chub

The Great Ouse is on top big chub form at the moment, and it delivered a fish over the 7lb mark for Herts-based specialist Leighton McDonnell.A paste hookbait moulded around two 13mm cork balls did the trick when he hooked the 7lb 2oz specimen just as the light was beginning to fade. Leighton fished the paste in conjunction with 6lb mainline ...

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  • 19 December 2015

7lb 6oz chub on a size 18!

The benefits of fining down your tackle for big winter chub were proved by Nigel Davis, who smashed his personal best with a 7lb 6oz fish – topping a list of great specimens banked this week.A size 18 hook baited with a single maggot was enough to overcome the powerful lunges of the big chub when the specialist, from Fordingbridge, ...

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  • 14 December 2015

Two chub for close on 16lb!

One of the biggest chub braces ever – fish of 8lb 4oz 8dr and 7lb 10oz – has been banked by specimen angler Robert Young from a Christchurch AC stretch of the Dorset Stour.The Bournemouth-based computer engineer visited the fast-flowing river every day for three months to introduce a handful of boilies. “I had fed quite a few swims since ...

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  • 23 November 2015

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