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CHUB
COARSE  FISHING  WITH  THE  ESSEX  ANGLER


(Leuciscus   cephalus)

DISCRIPTION
Fairly easily recognised by its blunt snout.They are a bronzey colour with dark edged scales.

STATS
British record - 8lb 10oz (1994)
Speciman weight - 5lb
Max length - 22 - 23 inches
Life span - 10-12 years

LOCATION
Rivers and Streams.

HABITAT
They prefer fast flowing water and tend to hide in quite shadey places like weed beds and overhanging trees.

FEEDING HABITS
Will feed day or night,but a stealth like approach is needed as they are very alert.
NATURAL FOOD SOURCE
Small fish,insects,molluscs,worms,slugs.

LIFE CYCLE
Reaches maturity at 3-7 years for the male and 4-8 years female with a total lifespan of around 10-12 years.Spawning occurs from April to June with eggs of anything up to 100,000.






TACKLE
Varies not only from venue to venue but also day to day.They tend to go on a surging run so fairly strong tackle is needed.However,too heavy and the sensitive chub will detect it,too light and you loose it.
HOOKS -16 -22
LINE - 3lb - 5lb b.s.
FLOATS - Straight Waggler


BAIT
Maggot,Bread,meats,cheese.



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