Running water debut session sees 5lb 1oz chub landed

Warrington-based specialist Gary Knowles and 20-year old river ‘novice’ Brad Parkes shared a red letter day with a 5lb 1oz chub falling to Brad on his running water debut.

The day’s fishing on a Stoke-on-Trent AS stretch of the River Dove – a prize for Brad’s enthusiastic involvement with the Staffordshire Youth Organisation – saw the pair land nine chub on cheesepaste and breadflake tactics.

Garry said, “I told Brad I’d saved one more pool for us to try after dark, and he touch legered as we chatted. With five minutes left he struck into his biggest fish!”