This week saw Chris and I tackle the Dorset Stour at Throop, one of the most prolific chub fishing venues in the country. With the tail end of hurricane Gertrude bringing heavy rain and gale force winds to the South, the river was up and colored. Fishing conditions were not ideal. We knew that if conditions didn’t improve by the end of the week we … Continue reading Chub Fishing On The Dorset Stour, Throop
Winter is the time of year when many anglers attention switched to the humble chub. The chub is my favorite species, a very obliging fish feeding in almost all weather conditions, and although native to rivers it will happily making its home in canals, lakes and very tiny streams given the opportunity. In this article I discuss some of the methods I use to locate, and … Continue reading Winter Chub Fishing on Small Rivers
Famed for feeding in the coldest of weathers, Grayling become a target for anglers in the very depths of winter when other fish species may cease to feed. The southern chalk streams such as the Test, Frome and Ichen have become synonymous with specimen Grayling fishing, however, there are few upland rivers that do not support the Grayling, making the Grayling a very widely distributed fish. Although grayling in … Continue reading Grayling On the Stick Float
Chub can be obliging biters when conditions are right. They will literally eat anything, livebaits, worms, maggots, strawberries, cheese paste and bread. The list goes on. This week I challenged myself to fish an old method that has all but been forgotten in todays modern angling mags, a tactic renowned for sorting out big chub – Stick float fishing steak and mince. In this article I will … Continue reading Chub Fishing, Mincing Around This Winter
Most anglers would not believe the size that fish can grow up to in tiny rivers. In fact, the British Barbel record was once held by a fish from a small tributary of the river Ouse. Alongside surprisingly big fish, these intimate rivers and streams can offer both beautiful surroundings and a variety of species. River Erewash Small River Roving Tactics Peak British summer time … Continue reading Chub Fishing, Looking Forward To Summer!
Cheese paste, in my opinion, the best winter chub baits on the planet. It is quick and easy to make, it doesn’t really go off (the older and smellier, the better), and its cheap! I’ve tried sever recipes and this is the one I’ve settled on. Recipe 500g frozen shortcrust pastry 500g mature cheddar 450g of blue cheese shortcrust pastry packet mix Method Grate the … Continue reading Cheese Paste Recipe For Chub – A Recipe For Success This Winter
Trying to fit fishing in with a full time job is tricky. If you have a “floating” day off like me it is important to keep a close eye on the weather forecasts to help determine the species you fish for, and make the most of your sessions. The amount of rain we have received recently brings a wide eyed smile to a barbel angler. … Continue reading Fishing For Barbel On A Winter River