Pensioner makes mile round trip by foot to win Thames match

Pensioner George Clark endured a mile round trip by foot to get to his peg during the latest event on the River Thames and was rewarded for his efforts with three chub to 5lb 8oz that helped him bag the win.

The Slough-based 76-year-old was able to select his own swim during the rover match at Clifton Hampden but rather than pick the spot closest to his car, he trekked well down river to a well-known hotspot.

By using simple maggot feeder tactics he was able to fool a brace of 4lb 8oz fish alongside the lump  and a few bits that secured a table topping total of 14lb 11oz.