After blanking for most the day on the Hampshire Avon, local angler Phil White changed to a boilie hookbait and snared this 7lb 11oz chub. Phil had been fishing a maggot feeder, hoping for a big chub, but having no signs at all he changed to his faithful Klips boilie. Shortly after, he had a few taps on the tip before it pulled round.
He struck into a hard fighting fish that he suspected might be a small barbel, but when he saw the big chub surface, he didn’t hesitate to net it. It’s a new PB for Phil and is a fish he’s had his eye on since late last season when it was caught at 7lb 14oz.
Well done Phil!