Chub personal best beaten with 8lb 1oz specimen

Less than a week after landing a pb chub of 7lb 7oz, Mark Hewett has smashed his best again with the capture of this monster 8lb 1oz specimen from the River Lea.

The London rod once again visited the Kings Weir Fishery stretch in Hertfordshire, where he pre-baited a swim with paste covered boilies and waited until dusk before casting out.

Using 20lb Power Pro mainline and a size 10 Drennan Super Specialist hook Mark was playing the huge fish within seconds of his hair-rigged paste covered 12mm homemade boilie hitting the water: “I had been trotting with maggots all day but I knew once it had got dark the big fish would come out to play,” he said.