Most of the chub fishing I offer is on the River Wensum or sometimes on the River Bure and the River Yare.

Each year we catch scores of fish over five pounds in weight to a best, so far, of seven pounds seven ounces. It’s interesting that whilst I have caught well over sixty six pound chub myself, I haven’t managed a seven, something ten of my angling guests have now achieved.


Trotting work will include both the use of big baits like lobs and flake but I will also introduce you to the legendary JB maggot attack technique.

Freelining and rolling baits

For this, I use everything from flake to dead minnows. A thrilling method and hugely productive especially on pressured waters.

Natural baits

Slugs, of course, are legendary in the chub world but there is a lot more to discover.


One of the most thrilling ways of catching chub June till the first proper frosts. We fish light and can sometimes move up to ten kilometres during a single day. Twenty swims fished on route!

Surface fishing

A killing and exciting method this. We might use crust for bait. Or we might even use grasshoppers!

Lure fishing

One of the most thrilling ways to take chub, especially during the warmer months when they will come to the surface and hammer poppers with all the gusto of GTs or even black bass.