Town centre chub action

You don’t have to venture far from civilisation for picturesque fishing, as this chub proves.

The upper Great Ouse in Buckingham town centre was the venue that produced this scale-perfect 5lb 3oz fish for Adam Perna.

The 27-year-old tiler from nearby Bicester in Oxfordshire trotted maggots at dusk.

He said: “It wasn’t the biggest chub in the world at 5lb 3oz, but it was taken right in the town centre, in the park, and my mate managed to get a great photo.

“It just shows what sort of fishing there is on your doorstep, you don’t have to walk miles into the countryside to get decent chub.”