6lb 4oz chub from River Trent

Stuart Walker enjoyed a fantastic river session over the festive period, netting this 6lb 4oz chub along with a 16lb pike and a 2lb 8oz perch.

Tackling a tributary of the Trent, the chub and the perch fell to a lobworm presented under a classic Drennan Loafer float in an area of slack water close in.

“I didn’t feel very well in the morning and actually climbed back into bed, even with the van all packed. But I had a gut feeling to get myself out of bed despite the windy weather and I’m glad I did. What a rewarding day!” he said.

Caught In The Act DVD star Stuart fished 4lb line straight through to a size 10 hook, tackle he has used to tame several large perch from the same area recently.