Last cast banks 7lb 2oz chub from Great Ouse

A short evening session on the Great Ouse saw Stewart Harris land his second biggest ever chub in the shape of this 7lb 2oz specimen.

Adopting a roving approach, the 38-year-old from Milton Keynes had already landed four fish to 5lb using homemade boilies wrapped in paste when he decided to have one last go in one of the swims he’d fished at the start trip.

He said: “I removed my hair-rig and instead used an Enterprise Pellet Skin filled with paste side-hooked directly on a size 12 hook. Within 20 minutes I had a tentative bite which produced my biggest chub of the winter so far. It was a fish that I could quite easily have missed out on too,” he added.