PB chub on bread crust

Dan Sales caught his first chub over 7lb in the form of this 7lb 4oz fish from the River Lea.

The 28-year-old Herts-based builder had spotted a few fish rising for chunks of bread on the surface during a previous carping session.

Returning the next day armed with lighter tackle, he spent an hour introducing free offerings before hooking his prize just before dark on a large piece of bread crust impaled on a size 3 ESP hook.

“There were around nine or 10 chub feeding, a couple of which must have been nudging 8lb!” said Dan.