We were in St Ives (Cambs) the other day and I took a walk along the Ouse. On returning home I checked out the St Ives AS
and found that in addition to stretches of the Ouse they had rights over a brook called the Chub Stream (spelled Chubb on a local notice).
This interested me as I love small streams. So I returned a few days later and walked the length of this little stream. And little it is! Fast flowing and full of streamer weed I'm sure it contains chub but the prospect of fishing it wasn't great. I'm all for a challenge but there were no obvious 'chub spots', the stream being remarkably consistent in appearance along its length.
I'm on the fence as to whether to give it a try but as a senior ticket with the club is only £10/year it will be worth joining to access the Ouse. Their web site gallery shows some impressive chub taken from the main river, although in winter.