Thursday 3 September 2020

Clear Water Chub

The best, and probably most exciting way of fooling chub in clear water is with floating crust. Chucking out a couple of free samples I followed them downstream waiting for the chub to reveal their location - then send one down with a hook in it - very simple fishing.

Watching the chub abandon their snaggy homes for a piece of crust I bagged 6 of them, the best two going 5lb 0oz and 4lb 5oz - great stuff - really should do it more often. And three barbel fancied a piece of floating crust - always great to pick barbel up off the surface!



  1. Different gravy down your neck of the woods, well for the Barbel anyway. The chub can be caught like that here, great way of fishing for them, in-fact last decent chub I caught, was caught that way.

    1. It always surprises me when the barbel come up and feed off the surface - doesn’t happen often. And yeah, my favourite way to locate and target the chub - going to head out a few more times before the water cools down.

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    1. Cheers, I’m on a bit of a chub campaign at the moment - and these five pounders are going to keep me hooked for a while!