How to use raw meat to catch big chub and barbel

To keep catching quality chub and barbel from any river in the midst of winter takes some doing, so when we had a chance to meet Mark Perkins on the banks of the Newark Dyke to see how he does it, we couldn't refuse.

He's had a string of huge winter chub and barbel from both the Newark Dyke and the main River Trent using his unique bait approach.

Rather than struggle through the winter using the baits that anglers have used throughout the year, Mark switches to using a variety of raw meats - something he learned was extremely successful during the 1980s.

In this explanatory video below, Mark details the exact bait approach he adopts and shows just how to get the most from his bloody array of fish attractors...