Specimen angler bags brace of 5lb plus chub

Packing up after a blank opening period would have been the easy option for Paul Elt buthe will be glad he stuck at it as he eventually fooled a brace of 5lb plus chub from his local waterway.

The Cambridgeshire-based all-rounder constantly fired maggots into the swim for over two hours without a single indication on the float but his perseverance was more than worthwhile when the first big specimen fell for a bunch of grubs flavoured with Dynamite Baits Red Fish Liquid.

It didn’t take long for the float to shoot under again, with another fish of a similar size being netted.

“With temperatures so low and no bites to show for my efforts early on, I did begin to question my sanity but a little patience soon turned it in to a red letter day,” explained Paul, who used 4lb mainline and a size 16 hook.