CHUB, or Chevin, is, like the perch, a very bold biter, and will rise eagerly at a natural or artificial
ly. They spawn in June, or at the latter end of May, and are then easily caught either by the fly, a large snail, or beetle with his legs and wings cut oft'. When they are fished for at mid-water or at bottom, a float should be made use of; when at top, the proper way is to dip for them, or to use a fly in the same way as in trout-fishing. This fish is the squalus of Varro, and is common throughout England and the eastern part of the United States. The average length is from ten to fourteen inches. This fish is full of small forked bones, dispersed every where through his body; eats very waterish, and is in a manner tasteless : it is, however, the best of any to entertain a young angler, as being easily taken; in order to which you must look out for some hole, where you shall have twenty or more of them together in a hot day, floating almost on the surface of the water.
Harewood, Harry. A Dictionary of Sports. London: T. Tegg and son, 1835.
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