IN AN astonishing run of “river” fish, we’re proud to publish this stunning picture of Matt Jones with a 7 lb 3 oz chub.

Last week, on page 3 of Angler’s Mail magazine and online, we reported a 9 lb barbel caught on the fly from the River Swale, and Matt’s colossal chub came from his local Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal.

Abergavenny, Monmouthshire-based Matt said: ‘I went to an area I have been pre baiting for a few weeks for carp and having spotted a few chub hanging around in the area I quickly shot off home to get my stalking rod as I could see a couple of them were of a cracking size.

For the full picture and more on this story, read this week’s Angler’s Mail magazine.