NOW this chub catch - and two other giants - really was a stroke of magic.

Esteemed magician David Redfearn conjured up three PB chub in a single trip.

He did it with mighty chevins of 7 lb 7 oz (pictured above), 7 lb 5 oz and 6 lb 6 oz.

Keen angler David is just one of 200 Gold Star members of the Inner Magic Circle.

He is often performing in front of Royalty and A-list celebrities like Tiger Woods, Michael Jackson, Sting and Liam Gallagher.

But David took the dream catch on the Hampshire Avon to obliterate his 20-year-old chub PB of 6 lb 2 oz.

Kent-based David explained: “I prefer river fishing and love rolling a bait, but this time I used a static bait with hair-rigged pellet.

“I got a group of big chub feeding and selected the right time to cast the bait on the spot.

“It was a waiting sight fishing game, good Polaroids help.”

Magician David at work… bamboozling Prince Harry with his skills.

Magician relaxes by the water

David revealed: “I’ve been a professional magician for over 25 years and I’m a member of The Inner Magic Circle with Gold Star.

“I’ve worked worldwide and for Royalty on many occasions and performed for A-list stars worldwide.

“But the thing that I love away from magic is fishing on the beautiful River Avon.

“It totally clears my mind and is good for the soul.

“I’ve had grayling over 3 lb and UK carp over 36 lb but the fish I love is the barbel and my biggest to date is 12 lb 2 oz on rolling tactics,” added David.

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