Free stretch of River Lea produces 7lb chub

A free stretch of river produced this new personal best chub of 7lb for Richard Ballard.

The fish came at the end of a successful session on the River Lea in Hertfordshire for the Nash Tackle employee who had already landed chub of 5lb 8oz, 5lb and 4lb 10oz.

All of his fish were taken on the new 15mm Nash Instant Action Tandoori Spice boilies which he hair-rigged on size 5 Fang Twister hooks and 15lb Missing Link hooklinks.

He said: “I’d been baiting a deep depression close to some snags regularly with boilies for river’s resident carp but after seeing a number of good chub in the area feeding on my baits I decided to return with some scaled-down tackle and have a go for them.”