Simon Baker 7lb 9oz chub

Simon Baker’s decision to sit in the dark for over an hour to pre-bait his swim with maggots worked an absolute treat, as he latched into this sublime 7lb 9oz chub just 20 minutes into fishing!

It proved to be the 30-year-old’s third 7lb-plus chub of the season, with a single maggot fished on a size 20 super spade proving to be the difference between failure and success.

Simon said: “The first cast was made and within 20 minutes the float disappeared. A very heavy chub sat in mid flow slowly being teased until finally netting my first chub of 2020.