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2lb-plus roach from River Thames and Hampshire Avon

Barbel and chub have dominated the headlines since the start of season but this week has seen a string of huge roach caught from two of the nation’s waterways.River fishing fanatic, Kevin Palmer, banked five specimens over 2lb from the Hampshire Avon with the biggest topping the scales at an impressive 2lb 5oz.Specimen redfins are notoriously hard to catch, so ...

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  • 28 July 2014

Lochnaw is still the top roach venue

Rumours of the demise of roach mecca, Lochnaw, have been dismissed by Gary Knowles, who landed a string of specimens topped by this new personal best of 3lb 2oz.A temporary suspension on angling was placed on the lake in April after cormorants took a number of fish. Despite venue officials stating that the lake’s large roach had been virtually unaffected, ...

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  • 16 June 2014

Sway roach at 3lb 2oz on big-carp tactics

A change to ‘scaled-down’ carp tactics paid dividends for Mike Townsend who landed this superb 3lb 2oz roach from Sway Lakes in Hampshire.The Doncaster-based specialist landed a total of eight fish during his 24 hour session, including seven two pounders to 2lb 11oz.He said: “I’ve caught reasonably well this year, but the carp anglers kept claiming that they were catching ...

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  • 16 May 2014

3lb 5oz roach ends Hugh Miles' 60-year quest

“This is the fish I’ve been waiting to catch for 60 years - it feels like I’ve won the lottery.” These were the words of fishing fanatic Hugh Miles after he slipped his net under a new personal best roach that topped the scales at 3lb 5oz.The award-winning wildlife photographer and cameraman, responsible for creating the hit television  series A ...

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  • 07 May 2014

2lb 6oz roach for Hugh Miles

This 2lb 6oz roach was landed by award-winning wildlife film maker and photographer Hugh Miles when he visited the popular Sway Lakes complex.The fishing fanatic, who filmed the iconic a Passion for Angling series, used fished a side-hooked boilie on the pole to avoid the attentions of smaller fish at the Hampshire venue.During his last few sessions he has alternated ...

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  • 02 May 2014

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