River Yare 6lb 14oz chub is best in years

Jon Cranswick has every reason to be ecstatic at the capture of this pristine 6lb 14 oz chub, because it’s believed to be the biggest specimen to be caught from the River Yare in more than 15 years.

To say it’s tough to catch a fish of this calibre from the Norfolk waterway is an understatement, as the angler from Norwich has been targeting its chub populations for the past three seasons and has revealed that he could go almost a month without a single bite.

After finding a deeper area on the upper reaches of the river he put his faith in home-made cheese paste in conjunction with a simple feeder packed with liquidised bread.

This is the first chub over the 6lb mark that Jon has landed from the Yare, and his well-earned specimen was beaten with the help of 6lb Maxima tied straight through to a size 8 Drennan hook.