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Rolling bait rig for river chub and barbel

This rig is brilliant for tackling chub and barbel from small rivers and streams. It requires very little tackle and can be fished with either an Avon rod, a quivertip rod or even a substantial waggler rod. It can be fished in two styles - either by holding the rod at all times to feel for bites, or by placing ...

  • Rigs
  • Leger rigs
  • 11 December 2014

How to catch chub in winter

If you are looking to carry on fishing rivers and streams throughout the winter months there’s one fish that you should target and that’s the chub. Here’s a mass of fishing and bait tips, tactics and advice that is sure to help you catch plenty of chub – one of our most obliging cold water fish…   WHERE TO FISH ...

  • Advice
  • 04 December 2014

How to catch river chub

The chub is a wily old fox, and the bigger they get the more cunning they become. However, in the coldest of weather when all other species are refusing to feed on the river, chub will often be the only fish to oblige and put a bend in your carbon...if you get your tactics right. Here’s our Quickfire guide to ...

  • Advice
  • 29 October 2014

Groundbait feeder rig for river barbel, chub and bream

This simple yet very effective feeder fishing rig is perfect for catching river barbel, chub and bream. It’s easy to make and can be used in deep sluggish rivers through to fairly shallow and swift flowing rivers. The beauty of this rig is that it can be used to catch all of our larger river species, providing you use an ...

  • Rigs
  • Feeder rigs
  • 17 September 2014

How to catch chub and barbel from weirpools

True anglers are always drawn to the sound, sight and smell of weirpools. The temptation to peer into the white, rumbling water and wonder which species might live in such torrents is too hard to resist. Unless you cast a baited hook into the fierce water you’ll never know what lurks beneath, but it takes courage and confidence to do ...

  • Advice
  • 31 August 2014

Making paste to catch chub, carp and barbel

Paste is a fantastic bait that is often neglected by anglers, often due to the fact that it can be quite difficult to hook, and keep on the hook. But, get it right and you can enjoy some absolutely enormous hauls of match-sized carp, and smash your personal best chub, barbel or carp. Paste is basically a soft and pliable ...

  • Advice
  • 09 February 2014

How to catch summer chub by spinning

The only thing greater than a chub’s inborn shyness, is their legendary greed.Over the years, they have been caught on just about every bait you could conceivably think of. Thinking anglers have used everything from worms, maggots, bread and pellets through to slugs, raw steak and even livebaits.It is the latter – using fish-type baits – which Mark Boyd has ...

  • Fishing Videos
  • Coarse
  • 10 July 2012

How to river fish for predatory chub

Chub can be caught on all manner of baits, from a single pinkie to huge boilies - they will take them all. But did you know that chub are also predatory and will feed upon fish fry and small silver fish? In this video Improve Your Coarse Fishing editor Kevin Green and Angling Times editor Richard Lee floatfish one of ...

  • Fishing Videos
  • Coarse
  • 15 July 2009

Snag-free link legering rig for big barbel and chub

Barbel love to hide under or tight to streamer weed, sunken branches, tree roots and other submerged obstacles. That makes catching them really difficult. Static leger rigs may seem to be the answer, but often they aren’t. A mistimed or an inaccurate cast might see the heavy rig land bang in the middle of the obstruction – not only snagging ...

  • Rigs
  • Leger rigs
  • 25 February 2014

How to fish a big reservoir

Britain has dozens of big reservoirs brimming with angling surprises. Lee Kerry tests the water at one such venue using simple feeder and pole tactics.We meet up with Lee Kerry at South Yorkshire’s Damflask Reservoir, where the England international puts together a big bag of prime silvers from the stunning day-ticket venue. The UK is home to dozens of huge, ...

  • Advice
  • 01 April 2015

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