The biggest chub of the season has been caught

by Freddie Sandford |
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Most anglers catch their biggest chub in winter, but Alfie Naylor landed this remarkable fish of 8lb 4oz during the opening week of the season.

The Daiwa-backed rod was fishing the River Trent, having recently returned from a six-month break from the sport and the fish were certainly waiting for him.

He kicked off his session by introducing 4mm and 8mm pellets via a bait dropper, alongside a generous hit of 15mm boilies soaked in Nutrabaits’ spicy fish protein liquid.

“I started fishing around 6pm, but didn’t have much action until 8.30pm when, suddenly, I had a significant bite from what turned out to be something extraordinary,” said Alfie.

"After a dramatic fight, I scooped the net under a chub, but it wasn't until I peered into the net I could appreciate exactly what was staring back at me, it was enormous."

“I was truly taken aback to catch such a fish at this time of the year, At 8lb oz it's a new personal best which left me feeling both thrilled and emotional.”

Alfie was lost for words when he landed this enormous 8lb 4oz chub.
Alfie was lost for words when he landed this enormous 8lb 4oz chub.
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