Steve Fenton 7lb 6oz Chub

Persistence paid off for Steve Fenton when he landed this 7lb 6oz chub after drawing a blank previously.

Steve told us “I had been fishing on the Lea Navigation but had failed to get any bites so changed over the fish the relief channel and was rewarded with this 7lb 6oz specimen.
I spent just 10-15 minutes in each likely swim I came across and casted slightly upstream around 3/4s of the way across into a 10ft-deep channel.

It stayed deep the whole time and never gave me the illusion that it was a small fish.
The belly on it was something else!”

Steve’s successful tactics including liquidised bread in the feeder with breakflake on the hook.