Big chub a hell of a way to start your wedding day!

Sam Richardson chose to calm his wedding nerves with a short session chubbing on the Great Ouse near Newport Pagnell and landed this pristine 6lb 4oz specimen.

Having had his fishing fix, the East Hunsbury, Northants-based 31-year-old landed an even better prize when he took his wedding vows with his bride, Kellie, that afternoon.

A paste-wrapped boilie hookbait did the business for Sam, whose best man gave Kellie a rod and reel combo as a wedding gift.