Fishing near me: The best summer chub rivers


by Tony Grigorjevs |
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Chub are really enjoyable fish to catch in the summer months and are often obliging when other species just aren't interested. Regardless of the conditions, if you adapt your approach you can normally tempt a chub during the summer months, and we've compiled some of the best rivers to extract a chub or two from.

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Hadrian Whittle with a bag of summer chub from the River Wye
Hadrian Whittle with a bag of summer chub from the River Wye

River Foss, York, N.Yorks

This small river is a great bet for chub. Stealth and watercraft are essential. York and District AA controls the fishing, with membership just £47.

Contact: www.ydaa.org.uk

River Bain, Horncastle, N.Lincs

Chub to 5lb can be found in this free-to-fish stretch. Link-leger and freelining tactics are hard to beat, but be sure to stay back from the water’s edge.

Contact: Horncastle Angling, 07984 187833

River Rother, Beighton, S.Yorks

You’ll find some cracking chub in this once-polluted stretch on the outskirts of Sheffield. Keep on the move, dropping into any likely spots. Free fishing.

Contact: Bankside Tackle, 0114 2488177

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River Welland, Stamford, S.Lincs

Wander the picturesque meadows with a rod, net and a bit of bread, and spend a day stalking chub. Target the deeper pools and hold on tight! It’s free fishing too.

Contact: Fish On, 01733 560560

River Wensum, Billingford, Norfolk

At Billingford Lakes you’ll find a gorgeous stretch of the Wensum that can be fished on a day ticket. Keep it simple, using worms, meat and bread.

Contact: 01362 788111

Warwickshire Avon, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warks

Below the weir on the Seven Meadows stretch is chub heaven. Fish casters on the stick float or waggler in the pacey water, feeding regularly.

Contact: Stratford Fishing and Outdoors, 07715 590199

River Wye, Hereford, Herefordshire

Take your pick of the stretches controlled by Angling Dreams. Wyastone Leys and Home Fishery are popular choices. Book in advance.

Contact: www.anglingdreams.co.uk

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The River Wye is one of the most picturesque rivers in the UK.
The River Wye is one of the most picturesque rivers in the UK.

Dorset Stour, Longham, Dorset

This free stretch is more popular in winter, but there are still fish to be caught at this time of year on pellets and boilies.

Contact: Ringwood Tackle, 01425 475155

River Mole, Cobham, Dorset

This pretty stretch of the Mole suits the roving angler, with deep glides and fast, weedy shallows. Day tickets in advance via email.

Contact: calpacanglers@hotmail. com

River Darent, Shoreham, Kent

Take time to find the snags and you’ll most likely also find chub to 4lb. Fishing a light stick float with maggots is productive.

Contact: Sevenoaks Angling, 01732 451777

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