Hat-trick of chub personal bests

River Trent enthusiast Richard Easom secured a memorable hat-trick when he slipped the net under this personal-best 7lb chub.

The Three Foot Twitch Baits boss found the waterway in perfect condition and launched an open end feeder packed with pellets into the swim.

Less than an hour after getting the session under way, the rod tip dropped back as a big fish made off with his 14mm Dubby boilie. He said: “I was convinced it was a barbel, but once I lifted the rod I had a feeling it was a big chub. I was delighted to land it, as it marked my third pb chub in three seasons.”