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Secret formula to growing record roach

A fisheries expert has this week revealed his secret formula to growing record-sized roach.Andrew Ellis, owner of A&E Fisheries Consultancy has used his years of experience to come up with five simple steps for fishery owners and clubs to follow if they want to boost the size of the redfins in their waters - and what’s more it will barely ...

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  • 18 September 2014

Method feeder tactics bank roach to over 2lb

Fishing in an unconventional manner can sometimes work wonders as James Champkin found out when he banked a series of roach to 2lb 3oz from a southern stillwater.The Norfolk-based all-rounder ignored traditional float fishing tactics in favour of a Method feeder moulded with sweet fishmeal groundbait and baited with a 6mm pellet.Several big crucians to a personal best of 3lb ...

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  • 12 September 2014

Roach record rocked with 4lb 1oz specimen

A carp angler had a big surprise when he banked a roach just short of the British record that topped the scales at 4lb 1oz.The huge specimen falls just 3oz shy of the current best and was netted by Sean Jackson when he fished a session at Highbridge Lakes Norfolk.It’s a venue that’s known for its stock of large roach ...

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  • 08 September 2014

3lb 7oz roach for eight-year-old

Cody Orchard became the envy of specimen anglers across the country when he banked this 3lb 7oz roach from a free stretch of river.The eight-year-old was fishing with his father Brad on the banks of the River Frome in the centre of Wareham, Dorset, when the big roach honed in on his simple maggot feeder tactics which included three grubs ...

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  • 11 August 2014

Evening session for trio of big Thames roach

A short evening session on the River Thames produced a hat-trick of roach just shy of the 2lb-mark for Ryan Hayden.The graphic designer from Brackley found success using scaled-down semi-fixed carp rigs consisting of a 60gr Korum River Feeder on a lead clip with a 2ft Xpert Power Braid hooklink and a size 12 Xpert Power hook.He said: “I packed ...

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  • 05 August 2014

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

Enjoy Chub And Roach Nets to 30lb For Free On The Medway at East Peckham

With the river season now in full swing, anglers have been setting their sights on targeting the huge shoals of roach and chub found on the River Medway with nets over 30lb already being enjoyed. The river weaves its way through some of the busiest areas of Kent but there are some stretches tucked away in a rural hotspot just ...

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  • 16 July 2014

Head To The Dee For Cracking River Roach Sport

Anglers fishing the Dee at Holt are enjoying some cracking sport with roach to 1lb filling nets. The delightful, picturesque beat 7 stretch was virtually unfishable for a huge chunk of last year due to flooding but this year it is back with a bang with pleasure anglers reporting good catches of not only roach but salmon, trout, perch, eels ...

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  • 14 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

First proper Roach of the summer.

Hey people. Just thought I'd share the fruits of a short afternoon session on my local canal. My first proper Roach of the summer from the venue.   Sadly I had left the scales at home today, but I'd guess it was over a pound.

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  • 21 May 2014


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