It’s good to try and keep it simple while chub fishing. Really you want to be mobile and keep moving around finding the fish. For this reason try to keep your tackle light and to a bare minimum. Obviously a rod and reel is a must. Make sure your rod has enough back bone to keep the fish from darting in the weeds and bushes. If ledgering look for a rod with about a 1.25lb test curve and about 11 or 12 ft in length. The reel ideally wants to be about a size 4000 with size 6lb or 8lb mainline. This setup should be good enough to deal with most river chub.
Get yourself a nice light fold away chair, there’s nothing worse than being uncomfortable while fishing. Brands such as Fox, Nash, Chubb and JRC all make some good ones that would be perfect.
A rucksack style bag or a holdall is highly advisable as well. This will be carrying things such as a small unhooking mat, catapult, scales, bait, small tackle box with all your bits in, forceps and your lunch. Also get yourself some polarised glasses. These will help you spot any chub lurking about.
Last on the list is a landing net. A good rubberised pan net is what I use. If your’e on the river you will probably end up fishing some higher banks than usual. For this reason get a handle that will reach at least a couple of metres. A decent telescopic one would be a good shout.