REIGNING Fox Specimen Cup holder Phil Morton is making a claim to keep his crown after landing this stunning 7 lb 2 oz chub… caught on a live chublet!

Fireman and rod builder Phil was tackling a stretch of the non-tidal Thames that has a good pedigree for both specimen chub and perch.

Phil trotted his bait under the smallest sliding Drennan livebait float, with a Drennan sliding olivette used to enable a clean strike through the setup at range.

For Phil’s stunning picture and catch details, read this week’s Angler’s Mail magazine dated November 16, 2010.