7lb 9oz Stour chub from free stretch

Despite foggy and freezing cold conditions Paul Potter still managed to persuade this chunky 7lb 9oz chub to feed.

Targeting a free-to-fish stretch of the Dorset Stour at Longham, Paul fed a bed of hemp and cast a bolt rig with a Hinders Elips pellet hookbait mounted on a size 8 Drennan Specialist hook to help winkle out a bite. 

“The fish came from a free stretch, and considering fishing can be an expensive game that some can’t afford – especially with the cost of some of the club books down south – I wish good luck to those who want to target this river and try and catch a new personal best like I did,” said Paul.