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3lb 12oz roach earns place in history books

The only bite of a five-month campaign to catch a huge redfin resulted in Josh Fisher banking one of the biggest river roach ever caught.Weighing 3lb 12oz, it’s a fish that the experienced all-rounder has spent four years targeting. In that time he has dedicated thousands of hours in his quest to bank a roach over the magical 3lb mark.All ...

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  • 25 January 2016

Early bird catches 2lb-plus river roach

A river roach over the 2lb mark is on the hit list of many anglers, so Lee Chandler was celebrating when he landed this 2lb 4oz specimen.He arrived on the banks of a small southern river before it was light, and the fish of a lifetime made an appearance on his very first cast.He used traditional tactics including a centrepin ...

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  • 21 January 2016

Birthday gift roach

Andrew Mussellwhite enjoyed a birthday present to remember with this personal-best 2lb 4oz river roach.The Hampshire angler headed to a stretch of the River Itchen to celebrate his 38th birthday, where he set his stall out to target the waterway’s silverfish shoals.He fed the swim with maggots for 20 minutes, then the Winchester rod trotted a 2g Drennan Avon float ...

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  • 05 January 2016

Weather no obstacle to river roach

Severe weather cuts many fishing sessions short, but James Denison battled the wind and rain to bank this immaculate 2lb 10oz roach. Fishing a centrepin outfit on an undisclosed stretch of a southern river, the electrician trotted a single maggot hookbait after initially putting down a bed of loosefeed. “The bite came around 30 minutes before dusk and was from ...

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  • 20 December 2015

More anglers join 2lb roach hall of fame

To catch a 2lb river roach is seen as ‘the holy grail’ for many anglers but to catch one on float tackle is special – this week two anglers joined this exclusive club.Roach fanatic Billy McDonald used traditional trotting tactics with stick float and maggot on the River Test at Timsbury to bank a haul of big roach topped by ...

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  • 05 December 2015

3lb 8oz Broads roach biggest of the year

The biggest roach of 2015 and a handful of huge river specimens have kick-started the season for one of the nation’s favourite species.This 3lb 8oz example was caught from the prolific Broads system by carp angler Jake Baxter. He had the surprise of his life when the only bite following eight gruelling sessions on Oulton Broad in Lowestoft, Suffolk, produced ...

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  • 16 November 2015


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