Chris Tackles Up For Chub

Norfolk-based angler, Chris Wilmot was offered a days chub fishing on a Suffolk river with his good friend and it was too good of an offer to miss.

Chris with a nice chub just under 4lb

“I have been desperate to get out for some chub fishing for a while now, but spending most of my time targeting carp, pike and perch I haven’t found an opportunity to go. So when a good friend of mine David Selley offered me a days chub fishing with him I jumped at the chance! I bought myself a Series 7 13ft Tench and Specimen rod, spooled up with the new version of Float Fish Line and headed for Suffolk.

“The day started slowly for me, but David quickly built a nice net of chub trotting maggot through the swim, including a 5lb 12oz and 4lb 7oz brace.

image3“We moved downstream, to a weir pool where I opened my account with a small chub. With a bit of confidence, I moved back to the swim where I began the day and after building the swim with maggot, I made my first trot and landed my first proper chub of the day at 3lb 12oz. I stayed on until dusk and was rewarded with a  personal best chub of 4lb 2oz.”

Chris used a simple Stick float setup with a Supplex Fluorocarbon hooklink and a Wide Gape Specialist hook baited with two maggots.