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FORMER Angler’s Mail Fox Specimen Cup winner Fred Healey endured some rough weather to capture this 7 lb 5 oz chub.

Targeting the Fishers Green stretch of the River Lea, Essex, Fred tempted the monster chevin with a fishmeal boilie.

Fred, from Uckfield, East Sussex, is a weekly winner in our exclusive Fox Specimen Cup competition.

Read our special bumper Christmas magazine – out now all over the festive period – for Fred’s account of his recent whacker.

And in our following issue – out January 4 – Fred’s one of our main contenders to lift the 2010 trophy and a cheque for a cool £3,000.