Angling Times (UK) - - THIS WEEK -

Bread: Big chub can’t re­sist a big chunk of flake or float­ing crust at this time of year.

Small bait drop­per: This will al­low ac­cu­rate feed­ing into gaps in the weed and en­sure your bait stays on the bot­tom and is not washed away down­stream.

Back­leads: In clear con­di­tions these al­low you to lay your line on the deck to keep it out of view of wily chub and bar­bel.

SSG shot: These should be in ev­ery river an­gler’s box. Use them to cre­ate link leger rigs for chub or put one straight on the line for rolling meat when bar­bel fish­ing.

Small bag or ruck­sack: Keep­ing mo­bile is some­times the only way to catch on rivers at this time of year. A small car­ryall will ac­com­mo­date all your es­sen­tial items while you search out swims.

Bait apron : A re­ally handy item to have when stand­ing out in the river, as you can feed with­out the need for a bait waiter or plat­form.

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