PAUL ALLEN smashed his personal best chub with this 8 lb 2 oz giant – and he thinks it can get much bigger.

The aircraft engineer legered boilie on his local Hampshire Avon to beat his old  best by 2 oz.

Verwood, Dorset-based Paul explained: “I had spotted a shoal of decent chub and baited the swim.

“The fish were soon feeding very confidently over the spot and I missed a take first cast.

“Re-casting, I had another take ten minutes later and landed the fish without too any problems.

“I didn’t realise the size of the chub until I lifted the landing net out onto the unhooking mat.

“The fish was far bigger than I expected. It was certainly a shock to see the pointer on the scales pass the 8 lb mark.

“And it was in excellent condition, very wide across its back and very deep – the photo does not do justice to a real chunk of a chub.

“What is remarkable is that the chub looked a young fish and was certainly not an old warrior,” he added.

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