8lb 6oz chub falls to mag-aligner rig

Experienced all-rounder Simon Lavin capped off a fine season – during which he caught a new British best bream of 20lb 2oz – with a new chub pb of 8lb 6oz from a club-owned stretch of ‘a Thames tributary’.

The Sunbury -based rod used a mag aligner rig to introduce a mixture of particles and maggots via PVA bags to his chosen swim, and landed the fish during an overnight session with the help of 10lb Berkley Big Game mainline, a 12in Korda Supernatural hooklink and a size 12 hook.