Summer river chub

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Right guys, ive finally moved house, my club ticket has arrived and im ready to start my first river fishing adventure on monday evening after work. Ive walked a short stretch of the wyre very close to my house and seen some likely looking swims, mostly slow moving pools only a few foot deep with a couple of 2ft deep glides of running water having little rain of late. Ive set up a feeder rod with a movable link leger on float stops that can be used with either small bombs shot or feeder with a size 8 super specialist hook on 2ff 5lb hl. I intend to go out and fish 4 or 5 swims across the last 2 hours of light. What baits and feeding tactics would you reccommend. Im gonns travel light and rove so dont want to take heaps. Would hand feeding (its narrow) be better than a feeder disturbing the swim. Thanks in advance (very excited)
 

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Right guys, ive finally moved house, my club ticket has arrived and im ready to start my first river fishing adventure on monday evening after work. Ive walked a short stretch of the wyre very close to my house and seen some likely looking swims, mostly slow moving pools only a few foot deep with a couple of 2ft deep glides of running water having little rain of late. Ive set up a feeder rod with a movable link leger on float stops that can be used with either small bombs shot or feeder with a size 8 super specialist hook on 2ff 5lb hl. I intend to go out and fish 4 or 5 swims across the last 2 hours of light. What baits and feeding tactics would you reccommend. Im gonns travel light and rove so dont want to take heaps. Would hand feeding (its narrow) be better than a feeder disturbing the swim. Thanks in advance (very excited)
No idea, but good luck, my river fishing adventures have been great so far and it's my first month at it. Hope you get as lucky as I did. :D
 

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Right guys, ive finally moved house, my club ticket has arrived and im ready to start my first river fishing adventure on monday evening after work. Ive walked a short stretch of the wyre very close to my house and seen some likely looking swims, mostly slow moving pools only a few foot deep with a couple of 2ft deep glides of running water having little rain of late. Ive set up a feeder rod with a movable link leger on float stops that can be used with either small bombs shot or feeder with a size 8 super specialist hook on 2ff 5lb hl. I intend to go out and fish 4 or 5 swims across the last 2 hours of light. What baits and feeding tactics would you reccommend. Im gonns travel light and rove so dont want to take heaps. Would hand feeding (its narrow) be better than a feeder disturbing the swim. Thanks in advance (very excited)
If I were you, I would have another walk down the length, and take some crusts, or floating casters with me. Make sure no body's fishing first, but throw a few crusts or floaters in, and follow them downstream at a distance, the chub will soon show you where they are. As to actually fishing, once you know where the fish are, I'd use the same tactics, throw a few crusts in, and freeline a crust after them, It's a style to get the heart racing, seeing the loose stuff get taken, and then a big pair of lips take yours! When I was younger, and fitter, I used to love wandering the Nidd, ( a small Yorks river, similar to yours), with just a rod, net, a few spare bits, a loaf of bread, and some cheese paste. I'd either freeline, or just pinch a shot on the line, and cast to likely spots, either casting downstream, or up past a feature, and slowly bring it back. Also take a few small floats, so that you can hold back, and work a bait under any over hanging willows.
I would definitely leave the feeders at home!
John.
 

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Having fished the wyre if same one near Blackpool , some nice chub in there. Meat was best bait fished near side bank on inside of any bends.

Don't ask why but text book trees was not one, I side bends ruled
 

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Having watched a video on the water, I'll bow to Dannys past experience.

The river is over twice the size of the river I imagined, the Nidd is only 15/20 ft wide in places, so bares little comparison, sorry.

John.
 

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Im on warrington stretch at churchtown john so slightly narrower that after st michaels whicj i think that video is. All good info. Thanks everyone. Maybe just some luncheon meat cubes a few slices and some liquidised bread to start. One ive found a few a may be more brave and use a float in future sessions.
 

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Having fished the wyre if same one near Blackpool , some nice chub in there. Meat was best bait fished near side bank on inside of any bends.

Don't ask why but text book trees was not one, I side bends ruled
Did you feed anything halton?

Thanks
 

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No straight lead and just drip cubes over top so no feeder. Best bit was upstream of the graveyard Bridge on that inside bend
 

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The chub in the serpentine lake at ckevely bridge are all flood escapees from the wyre and go mad for meat over hemp, often outcompeting the carp so makes sense they like it on the river too.
 

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Bit of rain coming in this weekend, is that a good thing for fishing? Excuse.my river naievity!!!
 

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So, after my mate cancelled a round of golf i decided to have an impromptu visit. Tin of meat and some corn. Managed 3 chub to around 3lb ish. This is the first one taken on meat. The other two on corn after meat was too soft to cast. Next time ill take some firmer meat and maybe some cheese paste or hookable pelletd. Good fun and great success for a rushed first session.
 

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So, after my mate cancelled a round of golf i decided to have an impromptu visit. Tin of meat and some corn. Managed 3 chub to around 3lb ish. This is the first one taken on meat. The other two on corn after meat was too soft to cast. Next time ill take some firmer meat and maybe some cheese paste or hookable pelletd. Good fun and great success for a rushed first session.
Don't forget your lobworms next time 😉
 

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My favourite time of year for Chub on the Worcs Stour as all the fish come up to the oxygenated water around a weir. It's devoid of fish when the water is too cold and the fish migrate to presumably inaccessible stretches.
 

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the bit i fished was Warrington Anglers but there was a club had the beat upstream form the beep hole and i fished there by accident and had all species till farmer chased me off with a shot gun lol
 

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Its a cracking little river when its in the mood mate, some real gems in there. Baiting a few swims with mash and rotating them was my preferred method especially late autumn through winter,, bread flake, cheese paste and lobs for the chub.. if its not happening on the deck, running a big bait through under a chubber float can get a response. Good luck.
 

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The st michaels day ticket stretch is a rip off imo,, mostly unfishable in the summer except a couple of spots you can get in if your feeling adventurous.
Also you do not get much river to go at.. restricted from the red brick building to the fence {you cant walk any further anyway} and when purchasing a day ticket from the garage you are advised to buy a parking ticket as well for the grapes pub car park which is another 5 pounds, so that 11 quid for a couple of hundred yards of river.
 
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