How long should I give a chub swim when roving?
HOW long should I fish each swim for when roving for chub on the river?
Peter Greasley, Wythenshawe
A BITE shouldn’t be too long in coming from likelylooking spots so, as a rule, two or three casts should be enough. Don’t be too hasty to reel in, though. A chub can take five minutes checking out the hookbait before finally deciding to take it.
If you are using a small feeder to introduce a little bait alongside what’s on the hook, the wait can be longer, as you’ll be trying to build the swim up and encourage more than one fish into the area.
Still cast every five minutes but be prepared to devote up to half-an-hour to the swim in this situation.
Give each cast up to five minutes when roving.