15 year wait for pb chub

A 15-year quest to break his chub personal best came to a triumphant conclusion for Dennis Hayes when he banked this 6lb 3oz specimen from the River Waveney.

With warm temperatures and a tinge of colour in the water he was confident of enjoying a memorable session, and things started well with a brace of fish to 4lb 15oz coming to the net early on.

The Suffolk-based rod had never landed a 5lb-plus specimen despite countless attempts, but he finally broke his duck when the chub fell for a piece of hair-rigged meat.