An Eight Pound Chub

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Re: An Eight Pound Chub

Post by Stuart Whiting » Thu Mar 10, 2016 9:38 pm

Nice one Mike,
Very wise and informative words, have to totally agree that the humble maggot has probably caught me more big chub over the years than any other bait but quite often has to be in conjunction with light line and small hook tactics :Hat:

Hope you get that 9lber :dance2:

Stuart

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Re: An Eight Pound Chub

Post by Mike Wilson » Mon Mar 14, 2016 9:34 pm

No 9's but did catch yesterday 7.05, 7.04 and a 6.15.
Not a touch today in the cold east wind

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Re: An Eight Pound Chub

Post by Mark » Mon Mar 14, 2016 9:40 pm

Well done Mike, what a catch.
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Re: An Eight Pound Chub

Post by Stuart Whiting » Mon Mar 14, 2016 10:02 pm

Mike Wilson wrote:No 9's but did catch yesterday 7.05, 7.04 and a 6.15.
Not a touch today in the cold east wind

Mike
Good grief, that should be in the hall of fame to get 3 chub of that size all in one session :Hat:

Well done Mike that is outstanding and what a way to finish the season,

I'm definitely gonna be watching this space towards the back end of next season :Thumb:

Hope you have a good summer,

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Re: An Eight Pound Chub

Post by Dave Burr » Tue Mar 15, 2016 10:11 am

Fabulous fish Mike, Few anglers will have bettered that in a lifetime never mind one back end to a season - astounding.

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Re: An Eight Pound Chub

Post by Olly » Tue Mar 15, 2016 10:39 am

A cracking day's fishing Mike!

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Re: An Eight Pound Chub

Post by Shaun Harrison » Tue Mar 15, 2016 10:44 am

Special, special fish. Dreams becoming reality.

I was talking to a friend about this at the week-end. looking back to my childhood I knew all the record weights of most of the freshwater species as well as the captors, the venue and the year. Those fish seemed to mean so much more to me then as I no longer know any of the records if the truth be known. Those weights were the weights I dreamt of one day beating, but never really thinking this would ever realistically happen, yet here we are many years on and what has happened in fish growths in some of the species is quite incredible and now with several records in the album (had the world stood still) the big fish angler has never had it so good.

The smallest one Mike mentions is still a veritable monster around these parts, as always, one has to put oneself on the right venue before one can even think of connecting with dream fish.

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Re: An Eight Pound Chub

Post by Mike Wilson » Tue Mar 15, 2016 11:38 am

Agree Shaun.
It may very well be my last big chub if circumstances at the fishery change, however I hope not. It only requires a branch to fall in the swim or some other disaster. I will spend the summer looking for similar swims/fisheries. Sadly I had an audience who took the photos [will give them to Mark once her who must be obeyed has worked out my new camera]. Problem is these anglers may/will move in and perhaps spook the fish plus of course tell all their mates which in turn may alert the "Circus". Had all that in my carp fishing days which is why I now concentrate on chub. The 'smallest', one of a few 6's caught this year, may very well have been a 7 as I was quite aggressive taking the weight of the weighing sling off however as I've had now five 7's does it matter. I'm not in a race, I fish for myself and content with my lot. Naturally I'd like more but what will be will be.
Take care my friend until we meet again

Mike

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Re: An Eight Pound Chub

Post by Stuart Whiting » Tue Mar 15, 2016 10:03 pm

Shaun Harrison wrote:Special, special fish. Dreams becoming reality.

I was talking to a friend about this at the week-end. looking back to my childhood I knew all the record weights of most of the freshwater species as well as the captors, the venue and the year. Those fish seemed to mean so much more to me then as I no longer know any of the records if the truth be known. Those weights were the weights I dreamt of one day beating, but never really thinking this would ever realistically happen, yet here we are many years on and what has happened in fish growths in some of the species is quite incredible and now with several records in the album (had the world stood still) the big fish angler has never had it so good.

The smallest one Mike mentions is still a veritable monster around these parts, as always, one has to put oneself on the right venue before one can even think of connecting with dream fish.
Totally agree Shaun, very true and wise words :Hat:

Stuart

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Re: An Eight Pound Chub

Post by Stuart Whiting » Tue Mar 15, 2016 10:15 pm

Mike Wilson wrote:Agree Shaun.
It may very well be my last big chub if circumstances at the fishery change, however I hope not. It only requires a branch to fall in the swim or some other disaster. I will spend the summer looking for similar swims/fisheries. Sadly I had an audience who took the photos [will give them to Mark once her who must be obeyed has worked out my new camera]. Problem is these anglers may/will move in and perhaps spook the fish plus of course tell all their mates which in turn may alert the "Circus". Had all that in my carp fishing days which is why I now concentrate on chub. The 'smallest', one of a few 6's caught this year, may very well have been a 7 as I was quite aggressive taking the weight of the weighing sling off however as I've had now five 7's does it matter. I'm not in a race, I fish for myself and content with my lot. Naturally I'd like more but what will be will be.
Take care my friend until we meet again

Mike
Loverly Wright up Mike, well done once again,

going by your carp fishing history Mike if you were to ever publish a chub book I could see it being very sought after , I for one would most definitely buy it to add to my forever growing collection of single specie books :Thumb:

Stuart

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