One bite for monster chub

Heavy snow and freezing winds weren't enough to stop Mark Simmonds from venturing out in pursuit of chub, and he was rewarded for his perseverance with this cracking 5lb 8oz fish from the Great Ouse.

The St Neots-based rod received his only bite of the day early on in his session on the Haversham stretch of the waterway after the fish gobbled up a breadflake hookbait presented alongside an open-ended feeder filled with mashed bread.

Just days later Mark visited a club section of the River Ivel and landed five chub to 4lb 8oz on similar tactics.