Six tips for quick-action chub fishing

River ace Dave Harrell shows how to get a quick start with summer chub

Six tips for quick-action chub fishing

by Angling Times |

Days are long at present and most of our rivers are running very clear, so it makes sense to pleasure fish early or late in the day to give yourself the best chance of catching.

My favourite time to target chub is when the sun starts to go down – fish that were hard to catch while it was high in the sky now become hungry eating machines and you can catch some big fish as the light fades.

Here's six tips that will help you make the most of this hot period...

Use simple float rigs

A bulk of shot locks the float in place and I have a No6 down the line for every 2ft of depthon’t go too light

Use simple float rigs
Use simple float rigs

Don't go too light

In snaggy swims I use 6lb or 8lb line to Pro Rig hooklengths from 0.14mm to 0.18mm.

Don't go too light
Don't go too light

Give meat a try

I like to feed 6mm cubes but will fish a much bigger bait on a straight lead for big fish.

Give meat a try
Give meat a try

Switch to bread

Use a 10, 8 or even size 6 hook and wrap small pieces of sliced white bread around the shank.

Switch to bread
Switch to bread

Mix your pellet sizes

Feed 6mm pellets with an 8mm hookbait, or scale down to 4mm/6mm on small rivers.

Mix your pellet sizes
Mix your pellet sizes

Go prepared

Travel light but always carry spare catapults, disgorgers, shot, and hooks in your bag.

Go prepared
Go prepared
Summer chub are great fun
Summer chub are great fun
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