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Simon, a fascinating insight into the River Lea and your methods. Perhaps you have addressed a number of reasons why the bolt rig should comprise part of the Chub Fishermans armoury. Much of my fishing has taken place in the hours of darkness this year and it definately a most productive time to be by the river...............
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Simon, a fascinating insight into the River Lea and your methods. Perhaps you have addressed a number of reasons why the bolt rig should comprise part of the Chub Fishermans armoury. Much of my fishing has taken place in the hours of darkness this year and it definately a most productive time to be by the river...............
Chav come fishing with me and dad on the Waveney and I'll show you all you want to know about bolt rigging for chub. I'll even provide the boiles as well.. Can't say fairer than that.

Great article Simon and I share a lot of similar views with you on this style of chubbing. I'm certainly targeting the bigger fish at the moment and lost an absolute monster last week. Was well over 6lb and I'll be very happy when my supply of circle hooks arrive. Your and Bob's advice has proved invaluable to me and things have already improved with more bites as a result. I'll let you know when I get that 7lber and I have a funny feeling it won't be long.

I'd also like to add that if people are thinking about doing this style of chubbing then its very important to get into the "specimen hunter" mentality. I found this the hardest part to get my head around as its totally alien to any other sort of chubbing that you are likely to encounter. Its all a matter of quality over quantity and if you are prepared to put in the time then you will get the rewards.

Its also not just a method for the bigger rivers. It works equally well on smaller rivers. Like yourself Simon I have fished the Ivel and that's not exactly big is it?
I also found that even with big leads the chub didn't mind it landing just about on their heads. In about 3 feet of gin clear water it didn't spook them so that's another myth dispelled.....

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Interesting article Simon.
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Simon,

Well done mate, one of the best articles on that form (well the only one) of Chub fishing, that I have ever read ?

It should dispell some of the Myths about Bolt Rigging for Chub.

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Simon, thanks for penning a genuinely compelling read.
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Simon,

Well done mate, one of the best articles on that form (well the only one) of Chub fishing, that I have ever read ?

It should dispell some of the Myths about Bolt Rigging for Chub.

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Excellent article Simon. Some really good ideas to help in my quest for a Yorkshire six and a South of Watford Gap seven!
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And could I also say the 5th picture down is a Craker, no wonder so many anglers call it an " 8 ".

Your a very honest angler

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Simon - Interesting to note your use of a lead clip for the lead. I was thinking of doing this myself so it would be easier to change leads. I take it you use these in conjunction with tail rubbers and then push the swivel into the clip as per normal. No tubing above the lead then?
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