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The chub is a freshwater fish common in Europe and Western Asia. In the north-east its native range spreads up to the Northern Dvina, in Western Asia it extends up to the Euphrates. In the east it cannot be found anywhere beyond the Ural mountains. 
It inhabits small rivers with sufficiently strong currents, cold water and rapids. Often it stays in rapids or whirlpools, by the bank with overhanging bushes and trees. The chub doesn’t occur in big rivers with still water. Sometimes it may be found in lakes, e.g. Lake Ilmen, Lake Seliger. It prefers a sandy or stony bottom and avoids silted water bodies. It is an active predator. Young specimens feed on aquatic insect larvae and terrestrial insects, fallen into water. Adult fish have an extended diet, including mollusks, earthworms, juvenile fish and crayfish, frogs and plants. Sometimes small mice and nestlings fallen into water may become its prey.
The chub is a rather large and beautiful fish. It reaches the length of 80 cm, its maximum weight is about 8 kg. Its back is dark green, almost black, its flanks are silvery. Some scales are dark on their edges. Chubs pectoral fins are orange, its pelvic and anal fins are scarlet, the caudal fin is black. The head is thick, wide and slightly flattened.

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This little fishy bought back some memories of summer fishing has  a young lad on my local dam. The lake was full of chub and they would sit at the surface soaking up the sun , It used to drive me and the lad's crazy trying to catch these fell'a. But such is life and time stands still for no man i grew much older and much wiser so eventually i was catching them all the time. Nice fish and half decent xp and silver. caught on a hunter 01.010 lure. at the volkhov right of bridge in front of the reeds trolling up and down from reed bed to reed bed.

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Found a Currently Active CHUB Hole.

Over last 3 days or so about 100 Chubs in 3-4 game hours.

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Location : Winding Rivulet 107:101

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Bait:
- Grasshoppers.
- Pearl Barley.
- Worm.
Setup:
- Feeder - Inline Rig.
- 40G Feeder.
- Fluro Leader or line.
- Hooks #10 -> #1. (long shank)
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- Telescopic or Bolognese 6kg+.
- 4G Float @ Depth of 90-150cm.(Drifting in current)
- Hooks #10 -> #1. (long shank)

Enjoy

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On 15/06/2018 at 6:20 AM, Sshadow said:

Found a Currently Active CHUB Hole.

Over last 3 days or so about 100 Chubs in 3-4 game hours.

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Location : Winding Rivulet 107:101

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Bait:
- Grasshoppers.
- Pearl Barley.
- Worm.
Setup:
- Feeder - Inline Rig.
- 40G Feeder.
- Fluro Leader or line.
- Hooks #10 -> #1. (long shank)
------------OR------------------
- Telescopic or Bolognese 6kg+.
- 4G Float @ Depth of 90-150cm.(Drifting in current)
- Hooks #10 -> #1. (long shank)

Enjoy

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 Hi, tried your peg and no chub !  Not much fish  just perch and bream. I was using Telescopic Rod , so maybe I not fishing far enough out? Also I don't have fluro line!  Just 6+kg mono and size 10 hook!   So if fluro line needed  ? Anybody else had any joy ?   

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Ok maybe that info about sun is not so accurate..
Lastnight i fished there with full sunlight and clear night.

Over 1.2 hours or so Real time i Got these.
4.8kg,
4.2kg
4 over 3kg+
Many over 2kg+
Total 183 silver 1.2hours.

Some reason my Screenshot button stopped working

 

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3 hours ago, KappaFish said:

Any alternative to use rather than grasshopper?

 

Hi KappaFish

I had few of them on cheese very recently :)

Regards

Levo

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4 hours ago, KappaFish said:

Any alternative to use rather than grasshopper?

 

For me this is their preffered baits imho best to worst

Grasshoppers. (larger fish)
Cheese. (larger fish)
Pearl Barley. (small fish)
Peas. (small fish)
Nightcrawlers/Normal worms. (moderate fish)

But i could be wrong i dont have many hours

 

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Nice info , I blanked last time ! so maybe I just need fluro line!    Do I actually need to float fish over the deep hole?  as im only using telestick :(

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IMHO mate i would not use Telestick..

I have been recently using Starling Stick (6.5kg?) with 5.6kg Line
And large chub over 3KG snap the line like cotton as they cannot run and Exert about 6-7KG of Force while fighting.

But yes if you want to try.
Set float depth to about 1.5M
Stand as close to water as possible
DO NOT 120% cast only use 85-90% cast to prevent Telescopic Rig Backlash when you cast it.
When you cast out push rod down as it hits water so it dont pull float back.

Now it should be drifting in middle of river.
but have fun stopping a big chub :D

 

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I have had success fishing the northern part of the island that u need a boat to get to in volkhov 1.3m depth with maggots and caddisfly larva.

Cast out about 10 meters with a float and u should get chub

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On 17.06.2018 at 11:21 PM, Sshadow said:

IMHO mate i would not use Telestick..

I have been recently using Starling Stick (6.5kg?) with 5.6kg Line
And large chub over 3KG snap the line like cotton as they cannot run and Exert about 6-7KG of Force while fighting.

But yes if you want to try.
Set float depth to about 1.5M
Stand as close to water as possible
DO NOT 120% cast only use 85-90% cast to prevent Telescopic Rig Backlash when you cast it.
When you cast out push rod down as it hits water so it dont pull float back.

Now it should be drifting in middle of river.
but have fun stopping a big chub :D

 

Any cheaper line? :P

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When do chub like to feed on the surface? Rainny days ? Sunny and hot ?

Still not worked it out . 

Any infomation most welcome .

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