MICHAEL HORWOOD smashed his chub PB by over 2 lb with this 8 lb 4 oz giant.

Michael tempted the massive chub from the fast-flowing River Thames on its middle reaches, at Cookham in Berkshire.

Watford, Hertfordshire-based Michael said: “I was fishing with my father and a friend.

“The river was still going down and the water moving quite quickly.

“I decided to use a 6 lb main line with a 5 lb hook link with a size 10 hook with a small piece of meat.

“I legered with a PVA bag of pellet, meat and maggot dropped in a deep hole about a rod length out.

“It was my only bite I had all day,” added the 48-year-old Royal Mail worker.

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