A widespread and fairly common species. Chub can be found in the land of bream and in the middle of the land of trout. He looks for places rich in varied hiding places, like for example. the roots of coastal trees, boulders, aquatic plants, hanging over the water, branches immersed in it and various obstacles placed at the edge and in the bottom of the riverbank. However, basically all places of the aquatic environment suit him, especially if there is enough food there, about which he is not picky. In winter and spring it is found in the deep, quiet pits close to the current zone, in summer it is actually ubiquitous; in the morning and in the evening he stays closer to the shores, during the day on the field. In winter, it is found on the border between ice and water. During thaws and spring rises, it is sheltered in quiet bays, at the mouth of river tributaries, in oxbow lakes and rags.


With the exception of harsh winters, it is active all year round. Spring, after the passage of high water, it lives in medium-deep regions near the bottom, in slowly flowing water. It swims near the surface during the flight of pimples and flies. With the advent of summer, he stays in the shallows, close to the mainstream, in bays and on the inner side of the river bend. On sunny summer days, it feeds close to the surface, both in the mainstream, and at the banks. In hot weather, he finds a place on the water current. With the onset of winter, it slowly pulls you to the depths, and on their outskirts it is after food. It is best at a quiet dawn and a quiet evening. The favorable and unfavorable factors influencing the catch of chub are similar to those of other species of fish.


It should be matched to the types of bait and the fishing methods used. Thick line 0,25 mm, hooks sizes 3-10, sensitive, well-balanced float; for fly fishing dinghies, water ball.

Methods of catching chub.

For the flow with or without a float, below the surface and on top of it, or with a light load holding the bait to the bottom. For an appetizer with and without a float, for various lures, including live and dead fish, using the spinning method for a spinner or a dead fish. For wet and dry artificial fly (chub). "For the whisk”. By the wind method.


Earthworms in spring, worms, slurries, leeches, insect larvae, volunteers. In summer, cookies, grasshoppers, other insects and their larvae, bread, steamed cake, potatoes, maize, pea, cookies, cheese and first cherries. In late summer and early fall, the same lures are used, more cherries, cherries, plums and other stone fruits, besides smaller live and dead fish or their parts, rowan, a small spinning spoon or swinging spoon, artificial fly on a larger hook. In winter, a live or dead fish is good for a crossover, poultry intestines, pieces of poultry liver, boiled lard and pork marrow, cheese paste. It is worth trying to use artificial lures with a slender wobbler, rapale, streamery (Fizzi—Wizzi i Mudler Minnow).

Other comments.

The average weight of the caught specimens is quite high. Chub is omnivorous, despises nothing, which can be eaten and gets into the water; this makes it much easier to select a lure. However, he is very skittish, cautious and suspicious, especially lonely, rough art. It forages basically all year round and can be caught by all permitted methods. These are the main reasons for its high rating as a fish of economic importance, and especially sports. It grabs the bait quickly and vigorously, therefore full concentration is essential when fishing. It responds well to bait or bait while fishing. Better not to expect chubs in one place, but actively seek them.

If we use poultry intestines as bait, we arm them with a triple hook No. 8-11. During the spring rise of the waters, it is good to have a grub pierced with a hook through the center of the body in this way, that both ends hang from it. When using the flow-through method, the bait is released with water up to 30 m. That's why fishing for chub is so interesting, that all known methods can be tried out. However, it requires patience. In Poland, the protective dimension of chub is 25 cm, there is no grace period. You can catch it during the day 10 chub, including the weir, bream and mumps.