Large Chub!!! Help

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granjuiceymoose

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I fish the river Tees at Croft and there is big chub there, they has to be, only they never get caught, i know a lot of anglers who fish there and they hear of big chub. Big ones hav to be there the record wasn't that far away. When i fish it i cant get anything bigger than 2.5lb [:)] a three pounder seems to be a push. It is heavily fished at weekends (club matches). Any tips on how to lure the larger chub? And what methods should i use?

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scouse

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hi
what i would do
is go light and walk to a meadow
no one fishers, or cut out a swim yourself thats over grown, if its heavily fished
they wise up,
so walk it will be worth it[:p]

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ray

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try using a different bait, if it is quite heavily fished then you may find a lot of anglers use the likes of bread and meat, try a worm or a big black slug.


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Try fishing a lure, a crank bait(plug) 3-4inches long. Before you say forget it I have taken several chub from 4-5lb 6oz on a 5 inch jointed plug.
Bait with mashed bread allow to rest for an hour then leger or float fish bread flake.
Fish in to the dark with big baits like a piece of meat 1"cube on a size 4 hook.
Leger a dead minnow.
The list goes on, as as been said fish a different method and bait from everyone else

chill out go fishing
 

mookie

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Hi Jucieymoose --- Mookie here l fish at Croft quite regulary as l live in Darlington....in fact going this weekend l hope !!!
As for the chub l prefer bread flake with a cage feeder crammed full of liquildized bread....sorted !!!!!
Also mate try fresh mussels they catch chub as well just ask Norm ....l take them everywhere now.....
.....

Anytime you want a session on the bank just let me know as l go near every weekend.....

Cheers....MOOKSTER.....
 

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Come on then Trogg,
Time to give the lads the benifit of your experience [;)][B)][:D]

Peter.


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Hi granjuiceymoose
The best methon ive found for chub
is to ledger alarge piece of hair rigged cheese
(about 1"square) over a bed of hemp.
Or just let a piece run thro the swim with no weight
attached (freeline). The chees i use is
Edam with garlic and herbs which you can get from asda.
It has a green coating as opposed to normal
Edam which has red.
hope this helps[:)]

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Steve

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Hi Granjuiceymoose,
I fish a river that is heavily fished, mainly because it's free.
I have found quivering a block end feeder with most of the holes blanked off using maggots works well.

You get a very slow release of maggots down your hook length, which by the time the chub have come up the trail of freebies they are a bit more confident with your hook.

I'm not familier with the river you mention but if you can find a stretch that is shallower than the rest it can hold a few bigger fish because of the faster flow.

Water fowl permitting, floating baits where it is shallow work well too. A freelined worm or slug could work.

Good luck.

Steve
 

granjuiceymoose

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Thanks every1 ill give it a go next time im down! tell You how i get on in the future! Thanks again.

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Try buying some petit pans & tearing a chunk off the end of one, then just trot it down stream as far as you can, with no shadows etc on the bank a big chub might just decide to have a go.

Well it worked for me on monday anyway [:)]


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scouse

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hi trogg
dont you mean
peas in the pod to put it simple LOL


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