Big River Waveney chub netted by carp angler

A few hours chub fishing ended with Rich Wilbey netting this big specimen from the River Waveney but its true size will never be known as his scales broke moments before he was about to weigh it!

The Airfield Lakes boss took time out from his carp fishing exploits to target the scenic Norfolk venue and decided to ignore the usual hookbaits and use a whole mussel.

“The rod was bent double for at least 20 seconds but I eventually turned it around and coaxed it into the net,” explained Rich.

“I managed to land a 4lb 12oz chub a couple of days before but this was much bigger. It had a head like a cod and I was distraught when I realised my scales had clonked out,” he added.