summer chub fishing

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Hello all as the open season is fast coming onto us , just thinking about gearing myself up for summer chub fishing , il mainly be going on bristol avon . People have told me not to bother and wait until october as during the summer its not too good .

Is this the case ?

If not any tips for summer would be great thanks .

Regarding hooklinks from flouro what make does people recommend ?


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cheers Steve .

i use supplex in mono but not tried flouro yet .

If not the avon i got a small strech on a club ticket of the thames but its the boat traffic that puts me off .
 

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Local knowledge is the best you can get have a chat in your tackle shops or take a walk along the river and chat to others fishing .but if People have told you not to bother and wait until later in the year that’s probably the best info
 

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local tackle shops know nothing about the river and last year in all the trips down the river i only saw 1 person ( same river but belonged to another club ) and . I was told that the avon has lost most of the decent fish in the area i got the ticket for due to a few years ago there was a otter re settlement program and they introduced many colonies of otters in the area . Thats crazy :eek:mg:

only 2 close rivers is Avon and River Thames which controlled by more clubs no day tickets
 

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oh dear .... kiss of death i reckon ! need to get into trotting this year .

Thames it may be and been told because of the crays there some clonkers in there !

Any better bait for summer chub ?
 

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its above chippenham section i got a ticket for .

unless i got have a few days on the wye which just over a hour drive
 

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I've found due to boat traffic decent chub virtually disappear from the face of the earth until September-October,unless your on the upper river where waggler and hemp and tare against cover can work.
 

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its above chippenham section i got a ticket for .

unless i got have a few days on the wye which just over a hour drive
I have only fished the Bristol Avon a couple of times so cannot help you much but my feeling is, give it a go. There are no absolute rules in fishing, advice or not. Chub feed all year round and there may be a general better time/season for them but if the conditions come right for them to be feeding on any given day; who's to say you wont catch..This might help with sorting out good days when conditions are good for chub once the season starts https://fishingweathergb.yolasite.com/
A square inch of cheddar cheese is always a good bait for chub and barbel like it as well . I would be tempted to try roving tactics with it myself, you will get to explore the stretch and if there's chub in there it will give you a good chance of winkling out one or two. Cast under trees, along side bushes, sunken logs etc or a few likely looking glides and move along after 15 minutes or so.
I liked to free-line a lump of cheese, it has weight for casting well with a good loaded spool but a float just as good or a link leger maybe. Undercuts or little side eddies often worth a try, chub like to sit in these out of the flow sometimes.. Alternatively try a big lump of bread flake, chub always a goer for it and you might just pick up a big roach as a bonus. Chuck in a couple of small handfuls of mashed up bread to awaken interest and give it 15 mins or so and keep trying different swims. Nice way to fish on a summer day, you do not have to lug around tons of gear, keep it light.
 
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I think I'd still try as only one thing is for certain, you won't catch if you don't.

There's a similar general belief with the huge roach on the River Frome, must be September, best at night, etc but my first three came on a scorching June afternoon, about ten days into the season on a "wrong" tide.

It doesn't always pan out as the experts would have you believe. I would, however, reiterate my earlier point. No trying, no catching.

Best of luck :)
 

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Most of my summer chub fishing revolves around small stream lure fishing. Give it a go and you might be surprised what you catch. Just a rod, a reel, a net and few lures and you can have good day.
 

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There a small river in swindon called the Ray only 10 ft - 20ft across been told there some in there , never tried lure fishing before


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I got a few options to try as I asked is there s better bait in summer or do I just go with bread or maggots as normally would ?


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Most of my summer chub fishing revolves around small stream lure fishing. Give it a go and you might be surprised what you catch. Just a rod, a reel, a net and few lures and you can have good day.
Oddly enough that's exactly the type of lure fishing that I can honestly say I really enjoy doing, most other forms I tend to steer clear of for the vast majority of time.

Great when you can see the chub spot and turn on a lure from a few feet away before stalking in and grabbing it, they really are competent predators.

I always tried to mimic grubs with my type of lure and they often sort the better fish out too...



 

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I love summer chub fishing on small rivers and streams whether it's freelining lobs/slugs/snails/bread, trotting maggot/caster or using my favourite chub lure.
 

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Ah yes free lining worms / bread may be a great idea . Guess have to be done in a slow flow ?


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Plenty of chub in the amalgamated stretches of the BA, I'm no great angler but I caught plenty when I fished there last summer. Chub aren't fussy, most baits will catch them
 

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Which stretch of the ba on amalgamated ticket ? Christian malford or lower down at laycock ?


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Laycock fields and downstream of the bridge. Not of any size but plenty of them
 
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