Waiting game pays off with 6lb 12oz chub

A roving approach paid dividends for Joe Royffe who landed four chub from the River Lea – this 6lb 12oz fish the highlight.

The 23-year-old targeted the popular Fishers Green stretch of the waterway and by travelling light he was able to fish a number of swims during his short evening session.
All of his fish came in the last 90 minutes of the trip and his haul also included fish of 6lb 5oz, 5lb 2oz and 4lb 7oz.

He said: “It shows that fishing one rod well is often better than using two. I find with one I can give it 100 per cent attention and it also allows me to rest each spot between each capture.”

Joe mounted a 12mm Sonubaits Elips pellet wrapped in halibut paste on a size 8 Owner hook and a 10lb combi-rig hooklink.