Recently I have been searching the rivers for a 5lb plus Chub and so far it has produced more Barbel, over the last few sessions with the large Chub as my target I haven't managed to hit my target with my best weighing 4lb 14oz which in fairness is close enough but one a little bigger would be great.
Today was no different, I spent the day catching Chub with some of them giving me a decent fight compared to what they normally provide you with and some smaller skelly's thrown in, throughout the day, I tried a range of different spots and with the river up a few inches and carrying a lot of colour it allowed me to rove around almost undetected.
Armed with all the baits you would associate with Chub, finding the Chub was the hardest part once I found them they were practically throwing themselves at it, with a few hours out in the nice sunshine I finished up with a nice tally of fifteen Chub with the largest at 4lb 5oz not quiet a monster but for this small system a fairly impressive size but the 5's do live here, so I'll be back to find them.
Biggest of the day at 4lb 5oz.
Another 4lb Chub almost pristine.
Connected to a decent Chub in the coloured backwaters.
A typical swim, plenty of Chub around and it looks ideal for a big Chevin.
My Chub scorecard for the day:
For a total of: 51lb 3oz of Chub.