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 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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