Maggots Tempt Chub And Grayling

Terry ‘Theo’ Theobald recently enjoyed two days trotting down south. One day on the Dorset Stour targeting its chub and another on the River Frome fishing for grayling.

Theo with his 6lb 1oz chub caught from the Dorset Stour on trotted maggots.

“I used my all-time favourite float rod the 15ft Matchpro Ultralight with a simple trotting outfit consisting of 4lb 4oz Float Fish mainline, a large Loafer float, an olivette to get the hook bait down quickly, a size 14 swivel to stop line twist and a size 18 Super Spade Hooks To Nylon baited with a single red maggot.”

Theo landed no less than 20 grayling on the Frome to an impressive 2lb 11oz, which was backed up with two other 2lb fish and several big ones for good measure. On the Dorset Stour bites were much less frequent, only landing three chub, but with the biggest tipping the scales to 6lb 1oz it proved to be another great day.