A pb River Trent chub and a match win to boot

By Christine Allsopp

Match News

04 April 2009 15:04

I was invited, as a guest, to fish a match with one of our local teams.

I do fish for Dinnington Institute and I am president.

I had not fished since last November due to cold weather and so I was a bit rusty.

We turned up on the venue, 13 men and myself at the Wierfield on the River Trent.

It was a cold Sunday morning on the 15th of March and I drew peg 7 which was a bream peg. I fished all day, hoping the bream would come on, but to no avail.

No one was getting any bites, then I heard two of the anglers further up the Trent had caught a a chub each.

At 2 o'clock I had put a full worm on, cast out and left it to see what would happen. Within minutes, my tip had straightened and I struck at it.

It went zooming off and I played it for ten minutes. As I got it in I saw that it was the biggest chub I had ever seen, let alone caught.

I managed to land this 5lb 15oz pb specimen chub. It won me the match as only three of us caught, and the other two fish being 4lb 8oz and 4lb 10oz.

I was absolutely over the moon. So I thought I would let you see there are still big fish in the river Trent.