HOTSPOT FOR CHUB
CHUB love to sit just out of the main current, ready to spot food items carried their way by the flow. ‘Crease’ swims, points where fast water meets slow, can be productive – chub will sit in the slow water ready to dart out and grab a meal.
Try a static bait fished to the edge of the crease, using a bomb or small maggot or cage feeder and a sizeable bait that the fish can’t fail to miss. Three or four maggots are good if small fish aren’t problem, otherwise a lobworm, a piece of breadflake or a 10mm halibut pellet will do the job. Use the feeder to get some bait down before you begin to fish. A waggler, stick or Avon float can also work, trotting a bait down past the slack.
You can loosefeed, but make sure it goes in well upstream so it hits bottom where the fish are. Maggots, casters or pellets are good feeds.