What types of lure have you found certain types of fish go for? I have found Zander definitely like yellow or pale colours. Perch seem to like white or black. Or do these predators just snap at anything? I guess water colouration and light levels can make a difference too.
Also, has anyone caught Chub on lures out of our canal stretches at all? and if you have, what sort of lures attract them? The only time I have caught them was the Kennet and Avon canal near Bath on a mepps type spinner years ago. It was a surprise to say the least!
Hi Rich. I find any colours catch any fish depending on the day. Some days one colour works better than another but on another day the opposite is true.
Up until now the only chub that I know of was caught by Vidar Thomassen at one of the Radford locks. Today we introduced some 5-6 inch chub either side of Welsh Road lock. I've caught chub on many different lures. I couldn't say one works better than another.
First decent Chub I ever saw (some 33 years ago) weighed in at 3.5lbs came from the Upper Welland and took a 4oz Dace on a full snap tackle. I've never forgotten that fish, it seemed huge way back then and what a huge appetite too!