DURING a social session on the tidal Trent, Worksop’s Matthew Ball landed this 7lb 15oz chub, smashing his PB.
After enjoying a barbecue and lots of laughs with fellow 3ftBaits anglers, Matthew headed back to his peg at around 10.30pm, introduced some bait and got the rods out. Landing a small barbel in the early hours, he fished the following day without a touch, so he decided to give the swim a hit of bait, introducing pellets and boilies before leaving the spot to rest for a few hours.
Casting out again at 11pm, the tip of Matthew’s rod gently tapped a few times and he struck into what felt like a bream. However, when he popped the headtorch on the fish dived deep, and after a quick scrap this huge chub lay in the net. It weighed 7lb 15oz, and Matthew couldn’t believe his luck. A boilie fished on a 3ft braided hooklink below a 5oz lead on a run rig was the successful set-up.