Double boilie tempts 7lb 2oz chub

A barbel session resulted in a big surprise for big-fish man Neil Macdonald when he landed this personal-best chub.

Weighing 7lb 2oz, the specimen was taken on a double 14mm boilie hookbait from a Reading & District AA stretch of the River Kennet in Berkshire.

The prize beat the 38-year-old angler’s previous best by 13oz and was no match for his beefy barbel set-up consisting of 10lb mainline and size 8 pallatrax hook.