Lad puts dad in the shade with big chub

Many young anglers begin their fishing careers with a few small roach or perch, but Oliver Smith took six barbel to 9lb as well as this fine 5lb 4oz chub in a recent session.

The four-year-old from Boston, Lincolnshire, put his dad to shame during the outing on a section of the River Trent by catching the fish on a slice of hair-rigged Peperami.

Oliver’s dad, Chris, said: “He completely annihilated me! I had four barbel and he had six, plus the big chub. He picked the rod he wanted to fish with and decided where it was going to be cast. I’ve got to admit that Oliver is already a better angler than me and beat me
fair and square.”