Trimmed-down boilie fools 8lb 1oz chub

Carl Welch has continued his run of form on the River Wey with this huge 8lb 1oz chub.

The London-based security guard started the session with a smaller fish of 3lb and eventually fooled the impressive specimen with a trimmed-down Aqua Dynamix The Maggot boilie fished with a PVA bag of chopped boilies.

He said: “The chub seemed to know where every snag in the stretch was and did its best to get into them all.”

He eventually beat his prize with a size 8 Korda Kaptor hook and a 12lb Korda IQ fluorocarbon hooklink.