Rob’s giant canal chub

My old mate Rob had a right result on the Grand Union canal yesterday. Targeting perch, he was fishing a big lobworm tight to a boat on a suburban stretch of the waterway.

And this is what found the bait – a 6lbs 3oz chub. Rob thought he’d hooked a carp initially, but eased off when he saw it was a big old chevin!

It’s a seriously big chub for a canal. The biggest I’ve heard of is a 7lb 3oz fish from the Monmouthshire & Brecon canal.

See Jeff Hatt’s excellent British canal record fish list for more info: http://idlersquest.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/british-canal-records-argument-for.html

Well in mate.

Rob's 6lbs 4oz Grand Union canal chub
Rob’s 6lbs 3oz Grand Union canal chub

 

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Age: 37. Work: Marketing & communications. Like: fishing, art, ITFC, good music, bad pubs.

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