David Haynes caught the Warwickshire Avon in the right mood when he bagged over 70lb of chub in the first round of the Barford Winter League.

David, who was fishing for the MatchBox team, drew a noted chub peg at Barford where he fished stick float, waggler and maggot to bag 30 chub and two bonus barbel for 76-8-0.
He fed three pints and the catch saw him win the match easily and led his team to joint first on the day for what’s believed to be the best ever match weight off the peg.