Quality chub from the River Severn on 'wag and mag' tactics

Classic ‘wag and mag’ tactics accounted for this bag of quality chub caught by Roger Carswell during a short session on the River Severn.

Fishing a stretch of the midlands waterway at Emstrey, the Shrewsbury-based rod selected a sheltered swim with constant depth of six to seven feet where he could run a 4SSG waggler 60 yards downstream.

He said: “It took an hour and a half before the first chub was tempted by my triple maggot hookbait. By keeping a constant trickle of bronze maggots, laced with a few reds, going in I managed to fool a further six fish, the biggest 5lb 6oz.”