There’s more to the Wye than Barbel!

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There’s more to the Wye than the barbel that these days can best be described as welcome but commonplace. Once in the 1980’s chub were the predominant coarse fish in the River so it is good to see these superb fish coming from Ross AC waters as was proved this week by Club stalwart Peter Craven who took a magnificent Chub of 6lb 6oz from one of the usual swims on Weirend using flavoured meat and feeder. He earlier had another of 5lb 2oz which for the average angler would be prize enough. The fish was 28inches long and as far as I can see is fin perfect.

Peter Craven’s 6lb 6oz chub in perfect nick.

Chub are an obliging fish during the colder months of the late autumn and winter when barbel tend to go off the feed. So chub like these can mean super sport in the colder weather for the canny angler on Ross AC waters.

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