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Roach brace rocks record

Matt Jackson did what most anglers can only dream of when he banked one of the biggest braces of river roach in angling history. The immense specimens weighing 3lb 7oz and 3lb 2oz were caught by the 27-year-old specimen hunter when months of hard work paid off in a swim on the banks of a southern chalk stream.After 15 visits ...

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  • 26 January 2015

2014 ends on a big-roach high

Big running water roach may be few and far between, but two anglers have this week caught personal best fish from rivers at opposite ends of the country.Joe Parody came within 1oz of breaking the 3lb-barrier with a huge 2lb 15oz roach from the River Ribble in Lancashire. The local 63-year-old had originally planned to spend the day at a ...

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  • 12 January 2015

1,000 miles for amazing brace of rudd and roach

Daniel Woolcott proved his dedication to the sport when he racked up almost 1,000 miles travelling the length of the country to land a brace of new personal bests.Roach was the first species on the Kent-based all-rounder’s hit list, so he embarked on a 20-hour roundtrip to target the famous Lochnaw Loch in Stranraer, Scotland.After completing the mammoth journey he ...

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  • 04 December 2014

Big Roach 2, Mark Wintle

Following on from his first book about Roach, Mark Wintle has put finger to keyboard again for more tales about Britain’s favourite fish. A pleasing combination of anecdote and instruction, it features stories from some of Britain’s top roach anglers and, in short, anyone who’d like to catch a personal best redfin must read this book. Calm Productions, £25.

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  • 25 November 2014

3lb 3oz 8dr roach best fish ever

“I can’t believe that this 3lb 3oz 8dr giant is the first ‘proper’ roach I’ve ever caught from a river.”These are the words of big fish ace Alan Stagg after he joined an elite group of anglers who have banked 3lb-plus roach from both still and running water.This incredible fish was caught by the Gardner Tackle employee after he spent three ...

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  • 10 November 2014

River float fishing for big roach and perch

River Specialist Ed Warren gives a masterclass in float fishing running water using simple long pole and bolognaise tactics. Fishing a rejuvenated stretch of the River Severn at Shrewsbury, the Preston Innovations man puts together a fine catch of quality roach and perch. It’s difficult to believe that just 12 months ago you’d have struggled to get a bite here. ...

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  • 05 November 2014

Norfolk stillwater roach an ounce shy of 3lb

Ken Fuller came within an ounce of catching a roach over the magical 3lb-barrier with this superb 2lb 15oz specimen from a Norfolk stillwater.The fish is the biggest of four 2lb-plus redfins which the local rod has caught from the venue since March and came an hour after first light.“It was so close to the magical 3lb-mark, but what’s an ...

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  • 31 October 2014

Seven roach over 2lb from Lochnaw Castle Loch

John Sucksmith enjoyed the ‘best roach fishing session of his life’ at the famous Lochnaw Castle Loch in Scotland.The venue is widely regarded as one of the UK’s finest specimen roach waters and the experienced angler from Lincoln proved why with no less than seven fish over 2lb including a 2lb 15oz 8dr personal best.Accuracy was the key to his ...

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  • 17 October 2014

Lochnaw delivers trio of 2lb roach

Stuart Jessop’s trip to Scottish roach mecca Loch Naw paid off with a trio of 2lb-plus redfins.The Collingham, Nottinghamshire man landed two specimens of 2lb 10oz and one of 2lb 7oz from the 48-acre venue near Stranraer. Stuart took all his fish using 10mm Dynamite Baits Source boilies on a helicopter rig consisting of a 6lb hooklink and a size ...

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  • 10 October 2014

Mega week for big roach

Autumn is traditionally a time for big roach and this season certainly looks set to follow that pattern with a raft of huge fish falling this week.Leading the way on a fantastic week for the species was Ryan Hayden who banked a personal best 2lb 14oz redfin from the Hampshire Avon.Faced with low and clear conditions, the Northants-based angler decided ...

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  • 09 October 2014


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