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    Jason Heenan Guest

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    This is an appeal for help from somebody who has fished for chub in small rivers. While walking the dog I have noticed several nice looking chub in a small river, 10ft wide, slow-medium flow and approx 6ft deep. This river is obviously pretty clear at the moment. Having little or no experience on rivers can anybody give me any suggestions. Thanks in advance

    Jason

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    Jason Heenan Guest

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    I forgot to mention, my real name is Wendy and I've got blond hair !! :-) ( No offence meant Wendy )

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    David Will Guest

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    Try keeping well upstream and trickling in bread crusts or chum mixers till the Chub are taking them well. Then let your hookbait travel down. This should be one solution.

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    Peter Morton Guest

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    Freelined slug,the bigger the better,don,t let go of the rod though!!!!!!!

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    Daniel Whitelock Guest

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    free lining slug or big old lobworm or breadflake round a big hook.

    cheers Daniel

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    Dave Johnson Guest

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    The above methods in clear (ish) water will catch you a chub or two, but the secret is to feed mashed bread etc heavily, draw a few fish upstream then fish for them when the fish are competing rather than just taking the odd single bait.This way you shoud catch a few more before they spook. Travel light and keep moving DOWN the river, that way you will always be moving onto water that bait has gone through and fish are moving up to

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    Stuart Johnson Guest

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    Chub, like that one, will try it on the Sow. However, I have read somewhere that it is best to walk upstream as you are less likly to spook the fish. The reasoning behind this is that the chub are facing upstream and they are less likly to see you through their tail. What do you think?

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    Martin Wright Guest

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    From the sound of the type of small river the freelined worm type approach is a good one for summer/autumn. Approach from behind ie cast upstream if they are visible and easily spooked. Perhaps a clear/flourocarbon line might help. I personally have had more success with worms than slugs. It's great fun targeting individual fish.

    Again from my own experience, if the river is clear and you walk downstream the chub will probably see you before you see them.

    I tend to use the downstream approach if there's a bit of colour in the water and I can't see the fish and I want to feed up the swim(s) as Dave suggests.


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    Fred Bonney Guest

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    I have a tiny trib. of Gt Ouse on my doorstep and often wander down(or up) the river from this time of year onwards.My main successes apart from the natural baits,particularly if water is coloured are smelly baits, freelined stilton on a big hook most productive.Good luck.

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    Fred Bonney Guest

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    I have a tiny trib. of Gt Ouse on my doorstep and often wander down(or up) the river from this time of year onwards.My main successes apart from the natural baits,particularly if water is coloured are smelly baits, freelined stilton on a big hook most productive.Good luck.

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