Where are all those chub?

Angling Times (UK) - - TIPS & TACTICS -

EV­ERY time I fish a river for chub with cheesep­a­ste the wa­ter looks life­less. Where could th­ese fish be hid­ing?

Greg Bow­den, Colch­ester

SMALL, clear and shal­low rivers of­ten seem de­void of fish but look in the right places and you’ll be amazed at what they hold.

Look for ar­eas where there is a slight change of depth. If the river drops from a foot to two foot, you can guar­an­tee that fish will be held up in spots like this.

Un­der­cut banks are also well worth in­ves­ti­gat­ing, as fish look for cover.

Fish­ing leg­ered bread or cheesep­a­ste tight to the bank while stay­ing well back from the edge can of­ten pro­duce a big chub seem­ingly from nowhere.

Clear rivers hold de­cep­tively large num­bers of fish.

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