CHUB hauls don’t come much better than the one taken by Tony Spencer who managed to catch three fish over 5lb including a giant 6lb 2oz specimen while fishing on the middle reaches of the River Lea.
The amazing catch, which was made using wag and mag tactics, saw the London angler set a new personal best for the species no fewer than three times during a hectic session on the Hertfordshire venue.
Tony netted specimens weighing 5lb 8oz and 5lb 10oz, and followed them up withthe biggest fish to cap what he called 'a session of dreams'.
Tony, who is a regular to the waterway, picked a swim with a nice glide and plenty of cover and began by feeding hemp and white maggots, baiting his hook with two maggots to land severalsmaller fish, including two over 4lb. He said: “The session got better as it went on. In the end I was extremely hectic, but I loved every minute of it” he added.