How to catch summer chub by spinning

The only thing greater than a chub’s inborn shyness, is their legendary greed.

Over the years, they have been caught on just about every bait you could conceivably think of. Thinking anglers have used everything from worms, maggots, bread and pellets through to slugs, raw steak and even livebaits.

It is the latter – using fish-type baits – which Mark Boyd has used to great effect in the past. By using small lures on his local river Cherwell, he has been able to lock into the chub’s predatory instincts.

Here he talks us through the gear he uses, the lures he will try and his general approach