6lb River Thames chub caught

Young specimen angler Tom Aldous reaped the rewards for his dedication when he banked this 6lb 1oz chub from a River Thames tributary.

The Hampshire angler walked for more than an hour to get to the swim and, on arrival, cast a link-legered piece of bread into a deep hole.

Action was near-instant – within minutes the rod had hooped over and after a short battle the big chub was in the net.

Tom’s tackle consisted of an SSG shot on 8lb mainline to a size 8 hook.