Big chub after work

Tom Martin finally broke his personal best chub from his local River Wensum with this fine 6lb 10oz specimen.

The 33-year-old from Norwich presented a piece of link-ledgered cheese and garlic paste close to his own bank, during a quick fire evening stint on the river after work.
It fell to 6lb Drennan Specimen Plus line direct to a size 8 hook and put up a terrific scrap, repeatedly diving for near bank snags.

“I’ve fished various stretches of the River Wensum and Yare for as long as I can remember and have had numerous specimen chub over 5lb with a personal best of 6lb 3oz, so I was delighted to get this fish. I have been keeping a chub fishing diary for a number of years and now have a large collection of diaries, pictures, maps and drawings. Come the winter I’m sure this stretch will produce a 7lb plus Wensum chub,” he said.