Angling guide finds big chub in tricky Avon

Undettered by a gin clear Hampshire Avon Kenny Parsons went on to land this fine 6lb 5oz chub.

The experienced angling guide ditched his favoured floatfishing approach and instead used maggot feeder tactics with a 3lb 6oz Reflo Power Line hooklink and a size 20 Drennan Super Specialist hook baited with red maggots.

He also landed a 4lb 11oz fish from the same swim, turning what could have been a difficult day into a successful session: “Conditions were far from ideal as the river had dropped a further eight inches from when I last fished it a month ago so I wasn’t too sure whether the trip would be worth it. I scaled down my tackle and luckily the chub decided to play ball,” he said.

Kenny offers guiding sessions on rivers such as the Wye, Bristol Avon, Hampshire Avon and Dorset Stour. Anyone interested can email him at