Lea form continues for Joe Royffe

Joe Royffe’s run of form on the River Lea is showing no signs of slowing following the capture of this 7lb 10oz chub.

Returning to the same swim where he’d caught a 14lb 7oz barbel three days earlier he found the water had dropped back to its normal levels and with the colour having dropped out he knew that the chance of a decent chub was on the cards.

It wasn’t long before his hunch was proved correct and 10 minutes after casting out he connected with the 7lb 10oz specimen. This was later backed up with a small barbel of 7lb 6oz.

“I have now landed nine chub and seven barbel from the venue in the last five sessions alone,” he said. “There’s definitely the chance of an 8lb-plus chub from the river this winter.”

Joe used a 12mm Sonubaits pellet wrapped in paste on a combi-rig.