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    Default Winter chub query

    Went for a strol down local river and noticed alot of the chub looking hiding spots like overhanging trees bushes or deep holes are on the other bank which is around 30ft min away on backwater bit.

    Question if roving and baiting a few swims how do you get bait like liki bread , hemp small pellets over there?

    But if go on the main part of river it's fairly wide is it best to fish near side in slack water or try to get over by overhanging trees etc

    Also if there it hardly no flow on the wider section of river do i just fish where there is cover for them or in main part of the river .

    Sorry for the questions my chub fishing is a bit limited . But have caught them on slack water on the Severn in past but not on smaller or low flow rivers
    Cheers
    Last edited by associatedmatt; 05-11-2017 at 17:53.

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    Default Re: Winter chub query

    The beauty of roving is being able to try out all the spots that look good and finding out where the fish are. Best way of learning about a water and the most satisfying

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    Default Re: Winter chub query

    Quote Originally Posted by davebhoy View Post
    The beauty of roving is being able to try out all the spots that look good and finding out where the fish are. Best way of learning about a water and the most satisfying
    That's the idea dave . But one thing puzles me about baiting how to get it across to far bank or am I thinking to fish too far and should find swim with overhead cover and slower water on near side bank ?

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    Default Re: Winter chub query

    If a catapult won’t get it there you could just use a feeder instead of a lead. I’m not sure how helpful baiting up an area under a tree is anyway, in my limited experience if they’re there and hungry they’ll take a well-positioned tasty big bait.

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    Default Re: Winter chub query

    Quote Originally Posted by davebhoy View Post
    If a catapult won’t get it there you could just use a feeder instead of a lead. I’m not sure how helpful baiting up an area under a tree is anyway, in my limited experience if they’re there and hungry they’ll take a well-positioned tasty big bait.
    Was not thinking direct under a tree but upstream of it . I was thinking a mini spod but thinking a feeder would get onto the deck .

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    Default Re: Winter chub query

    Quote Originally Posted by davebhoy View Post
    if they’re there and hungry they’ll take a well-positioned tasty big bait.
    Chub are always hungry unless they're spooked, no?

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    Default Re: Winter chub query

    30ft away to the far bank? That distance calls for a ball of groundbait made up with bread/cheese paste and hemp etc. that doesn't break up mid air as you chuck it across. I wouldn't be looking to fish the far bank after a big splash though, not where chub are concerned. I'd walk and pre-bait some likely looking swims then return to fish after at least 1/2 hour to an hour afterwards. You can mark exactly where you've put bait with sticks laid on the ground pointing to features, so you know exactly where to cast - which would be a good way upstream if trotting and well past and holding back, and a good bit below if ledgering. In slack water you could aim for roughl where you put the bait in.
    The only sure way I know to get baits thrown in intact at distance is with PONDPOND, though you could try make up a stiff paste ball on the bank if you can manage it. As long as it breaks down that is.

    Good luck.

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    Default Re: Winter chub query

    Think il have a go with a mesh feeder initially and see how I get on

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    30ft to the far bank is not very far away...10 mteres which you should be able to catapult any bait across to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jasonbean1 View Post
    30ft to the far bank is not very far away...10 mteres which you should be able to catapult any bait across to.
    Perhaps not the hemp unless mix with something to act as groubdbait . But where on main river section it's at least double that . It's a pretty featureless section as the environment agency has removed trees and bushes in last 10 years

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