Simon Baker 7lb 15oz Chub

Very few anglers are in better form than London angler, Simon Baker, who landed this stunning 7lb 15oz chub on the float..

Targeting the River Lea, he found the venue with a foot of extra water in and a tinge of extra colour.

Feeding a few big pouches of maggot whilst he tackled up, Simon used an 8g Loafer to combat the extra water and a size 20 Super Spade. On his first trot, he had a surprise roach, and with confidence on a high, he upped the feed. Shortly after, the float buried but he lost the fish to a hook pull, but 45 minutes later he was into a heavy fish. Pinning itself to the bottom out in the main flow, Simon slowly worked it upstream, with the fish going on several powerful runs before finally hitting the net.