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Schoolboy's big roach leaves adults red-faced

Schoolboy Marc Mason achieved what is a lifetime ambition for many anglers when he bagged a giant 3lb 1oz roach.The 12-year-old from Belfast netted the specimen during a short session with his father Dee on an unknown Northern Irish stillwater, which also produced a 2lb 2oz fish. Both roach smashed the Predator Nation Lures sponsored angler’s previous best of 1lb ...

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  • 02 April 2015

How to catch a 2lb roach

A 2lb-plus roach would rank as the ‘catch of a lifetime’ for many fishermen, but how do you best target one of these magnificent creatures? Dai Gribble reveals his approach... Specimen-sized roach are the ‘Holy Grail’ of targets for many anglers. No matter how hard-nosed they are, few fishermen can remain unmoved by the sight of such a magnificent creature.“It’s ...

  • Advice
  • 01 April 2015

Martin Bowler: How to catch big roach using pellets

Pigeon-chested and fit to burst with spawn, stillwater roach all over the country are piling on the ounces – but what is their favourite meal?Sweetcorn? A great bait, but not quite on the top table. Maggots? To win a bite there is little better but (and it’s a big but) it is not selective in terms of stamp of fish. Surely ...

  • Advice
  • 26 March 2015

How to catch big roach using pellets

Pigeon-chested and fit to burst with spawn, stillwater roach all over the country are piling on the ounces – but what is their favourite meal?Sweetcorn? A great bait, but not quite on the top table. Maggots? To win a bite there is little better but (and it’s a big but) it is not selective in terms of stamp of fish. Surely ...

  • Advice
  • 26 March 2015

How to catch roach from commercial fisheries

The two deep lakes of Fields End Water are teeming with carp, and for much of the year they are targeted with pellet wagglers and feeders by the fair-weather angling brigade.But when it’s cold the lethargic state of the bigger fish gives other species a look-in, in the shape of some fantastic sport with roach… big roach. Largely ignored and untouched, ...

  • Advice
  • 26 March 2015

Steve Ringer's Skills School - How to catch 20lb of roach

When carp shut down in the cold Steve Ringer switches his attentions to catching big nets of silverfish - with impressive results!In this exclusive Angling Times video, match ace Steve reveals the tricks and tips you need to catch a big weight of roach as he hammers out 20lb of silverfish and a bonus tench in just two hours.

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  • 19 March 2015

Bag up on roach at Mill Farm Fishery

Deep gravel pits are usually the haunt of specimen pike and carp anglers but there is one in the Midlands where vast shoals of giant roach have been dominating recent headlines and keeping match and pleasure anglers happy all through the winter.Mill Farm Fishery in Gilmorton near Lutterworth, started life in the 1950s as an old sand and gravel quarry ...

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  • Fishery News
  • 17 March 2015

How to catch big roach in matches

This time of year carp have a tendency to shoal up tightly, which in turn leads to some massive winning weights in matches.But while headlines are grabbed by 70lb, 80lb and even 100lb catches, it’s the low back-up weights that tend to tell the real story as anglers sit it out for carp in areas where there simply aren’t any!I ...

  • Advice
  • 11 March 2015

Steve Ringer: How to catch big roach in matches

This time of year carp have a tendency to shoal up tightly, which in turn leads to some massive winning weights in matches.But while headlines are grabbed by 70lb, 80lb and even 100lb catches, it’s the low back-up weights that tend to tell the real story as anglers sit it out for carp in areas where there simply aren’t any!I ...

  • Advice
  • 11 March 2015

Huge roach from a free river stretch

A free stretch of river cemented its place as one of the most prolific specimen roach fisheries in the land after a producing a huge fish weighing 3lb 1oz 8 drams. Matt Jackson became one of very few anglers who’s now banked three river specimens over the magical bench mark when he fished the incredible stretch of the River Frome ...

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  • 04 March 2015

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