Chub on a pole?

Angling Times (UK) - - JAMES ROBBINS: RIVER CHUB -

I FISH a small river that holds lots of chub un­der far­bank cover. Would a pole be too light to get them out?

Fred Wor­rall, Daven­try

THAT de­pends on the size of the chub and how many snags there are.

Smaller fish of around 2lb with few refuges are just right for the pole if you use a heavy elas­tic and carp-style hooks and lines. You’ll still need to pile the pres­sure on and get the chub smartly to the sur­face, though.

Rod-and-line fish­ing will see your pre­ci­sion suf­fer but al­low you to cover more of the swim and land big­ger fish.

It’s ideal if you plan on rov­ing, whereas a pole lim­its you to fish­ing just one swim at a time.

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