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#1 fishermanlewis

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Posted 01 January 2009 - 10:41 PM

What are the best chub baits you have ever come across? and how to fish it for chub?
also best rigs? im stuck for how to get the best results i can when i go fishing for chub.

HELP! :o

#2 Anderoo

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Posted 01 January 2009 - 11:31 PM

What are the best chub baits you have ever come across? and how to fish it for chub?
also best rigs? im stuck for how to get the best results i can when i go fishing for chub.

HELP! :o


Perhaps you could describe the kind of places you fish for chub? That will help with tactics and rigs. As for baits, if I could only ever use one bait for chub, it would be bread.
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Posted 02 January 2009 - 07:47 AM

What rivers are you likely to be fishing? Nearly all my chub fishing is done with maggots (Occasionally lobs or bread). The trick here is to keep trickling in the bait to get them feeding confidently.....


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Posted 02 January 2009 - 08:25 AM

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Posted 02 January 2009 - 09:44 AM

During the winter months theres nothing i like more than a good old traditional bucket of bread mash. And bread on the hook. What i do is walk the stretch before i start and bait all the likely looking spots, If the rivers a bit pacy i will use a bait dropper to get the mash on the bottom. This way you will give the chub time to find the bait and get feeding confidently. I will give each swim about half an hour if i dont get a fish i move on to the next one. If theres anything in a swim i find you will uasully get it pretty quick. on aririval at each new swim i will intruduce a bit more mash by hand. Keep the rigs as simple as possible, Mostly i just use a simple swan link ledger. You can add or remove weight to it according to the current. Trotting can be a good way of working the swim aswell. Other baits that are good in the winter are cheese paste and luncheon meat. and garlic sausage. The beauty of smelly baits is you can often get a take from a likely spot without putting any other freebies in. As the bait alone is enough to attract the fish to take. Dont forget that you will often get a better stamp of fish at dusk or just after dark
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Posted 02 January 2009 - 09:44 AM

Bread
Cheese Paste
Maggot
Halibut Pellet
Prawn
Sweet Corn
Slug
Boilies
Luncheon meat
Raw meat (steak)
Fish
Flies
Lures

Thats a bit of a start, I don't think there is much chub wont eat.

When it comes to pick off the better ones I think it pays to watch what others are doing and try something different.
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Posted 02 January 2009 - 10:15 AM

Bread
Cheese Paste
Maggot
Halibut Pellet
Prawn
Sweet Corn
Slug
Boilies
Luncheon meat
Raw meat (steak)
Fish
Flies
Lures

Thats a bit of a start, I don't think there is much chub wont eat.


One could add
Lobworm
Other worms
Razorfish - Once tried some tinned razorfish that was in my sandwiches - caught two chub in quick succession before I ran out of bait (I had eaten it :) )
Whelk and various other shellfish
As you say, it is difficult to think of anything edible a chub WONT eat.

I have found a BIG black or brown slug is quite selective for the bigger chub - too many of the other baits suffer from half-pounders getting to the bait first - it is amazing how small a chub can ingest a lump of bread flake the size of a matchbox!


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Posted 02 January 2009 - 10:35 AM

As Vagabond said there's almost nothing that a chub won't eat. In fact, chub have a more varied diet than any other fish I know.

At this time of year my favourite baits are breadflake, breadcrust and whitebait.

The advantage of bread is its buoyancy. You can easily vary this by squeezing it or using a piece of different size. This enables you to get your bait exactly where you want it, including underneath overhanging trees. Bread can also be easily flavoured, so you can always be presenting something new.

Whitebait (the fry of sprats and herrings) are particularly good when you want a smelly bait such as in coloured water. I also find the average size of fish caught on whitebait to be higher. Make sure you buy individually frozen whitebait rather than the blocks. This is because you need to defrost the latter somewhat to use them and it's harder to keep them on the hook. The individual ones are usually somewhat larger and I find work well with a size 8 hook in through the lips or eye socket and out of the harder skull.

Using the wrong bait might prevent you catching on very pressured waters. But if you're not catching it's more likely to be something else. The most likely candidates are that you either haven't found the fish, or that you've spooked them - something that's really easy with chub.

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Posted 02 January 2009 - 10:55 AM

A bait I'd really like to try for chub is chunks of lamprey, but on my local rivers it'd be covered in crayfish within seconds.
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Posted 02 January 2009 - 11:31 AM

A bait I'd really like to try for chub is chunks of lamprey, but on my local rivers it'd be covered in crayfish within seconds.

Anderoo the bit that we fished on the thames is free of the little critters at the moment anyway and i often see guys Chubbing with small chunks of Mackrel etc and they catch there fair share,been mentioned before but i am sure that those unhittable screaming takes whilst deadbaiting where the Sardine comes back much longer than when it was cast out must be chub Steve.

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