8lb 3oz River Wey chub falls to boilie hookbait

Carl Welch has continued to work his way through the chub stocks of the River Wey with this 8lb 3oz specimen the latest to grace his net.

The London-based security guard used a 16mm Aqua Dynamix The Maggot boilie hookbait which he offered over four freebies on a size 8 Korda hook.

Carl said: “I watched the fish circle the bait before it actually took it, and then it made a run for the nearest snag. Thankfully I managed to keep it clear of all the snags and after six minutes I had it in the net.”

He also managed a 10lb 3oz barbel during his session on the CEMEX Angling controlled stretch of the waterway.