TENNIS coach Mike Booth smashed his PB with this impressive 7 lb 9 oz chub thanks to a simple bread approach on his local Hampshire Avon.

It follows a jumbo 7 lb 8 dr chub taken three weeks ago on the same bait – one that Mike thinks gives him a real edge.

Bournemouth, Dorset-based Mike explained: “The fish was caught during a short afternoon session in torrential rain.

“Bait was a small cube of bread crust on 5 lb line to a size 10 wide gape hook, a two swan link leger and medium quivertip rod.

“I believe the bread works so well due to the fish never seeing it these days and rather than being nervous of the usually-used boilies, pellets or meat they take it with confidence.

“I thought this stretch was capable of producing a large fish in the future but didn’t realise there was a fish of that size on the water at the moment so I was really happy with the capture,” added Mike.

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