6lb 7oz fish tops Avon chub haul

Steve Frapwell enjoyed a session of a life-time on New Year’s Eve when he fished the stickfloat and maggots to bank this pristine 6lb 7oz chub along with five other fish over the 5lb mark.

He fed his way through six pints of red maggots during his memorable session on the idyllic Hampshire Avon while trotting with his brand new 15 foot Drennan Acolyte rod that he received as a Christmas present.

The Epsom based river fishing fanatic backed up his biggest ever chub with fish weighing 5lb 13oz, 5lb 11oz, 5lb 9oz, 5lb 7oz, 5lb 2oz and 4lb 14 oz that were all guided to the net with a rig made from 4lb mainline, a 0.13 mm hooklink and a size 20 hook.

“The night before my session I couldn’t sleep as I was so excited and then to have a day like this with a personal best and an individual average weight of chub working out at 5lb 6oz apiece was beyond my wildest dreams,” said Steve.

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