A paste-wrapped Sticky Krill dumbbell boilie has helped Alex Warren put this chunky 7lb 4oz chub in the back of the net.
The West Sussex-based angler targeted the prolific Throop Fishery on the Dorset Stour to claim the fine chevin, which beat his personal best by exactly 2lb.
He told Angling Times: “The pictured fish was caught an hour before sunset, after trickle-feeding boilies and resting the swim for a couple of hours.
“I had barely put the rod on the rest when it knocked once and whacked round. “After a short but intense fight, I scooped the net under a massive, weed-covered fish.”