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Scottish roach worth the trip

A round trip of 900 miles ended with Daniel Woolcott slipping the net under a pair of roach topped by this pristine 2lb 11oz fish.The specimen hunter from Kent travelled up to Lochnaw Castle Loch Fishery in Scotland and braved tough conditions over five days to back his personal best-equalling fish with another roach of 2lb 9oz.Both fish were taken on ...

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  • 21 May 2016

Incredible roach brace tips the scales at 7lb 5oz

This is one of the biggest braces of roach in the history of angling. The specimens, with a combined weight of 7lb 5oz, were caught by roach fishing fanatic Mark Mclennan from the renowned redfin complex, Highbridge Lakes.Weighing 4lb 1oz and 3lb 4oz, they were tempted on 15mm Nash 4G squid boilies during a three-night session at the Norfolk fishery.A ...

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  • 17 May 2016

Big roach on a boilie

Catching the UK’s biggest fish is all about being dedicated, as Rob Thompson proved when an eight-hour round trip produced a huge brace of roach.The bigger fish scaled 2lb 11oz and came after a switch of tactics from the float to legered boilies paid off at a southern stillwater.Early in the session the waggler produced several roach to just under ...

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  • 11 May 2016

Irish roach glory days here again

A river thought to be well past its best is being hailed as Europe’s greatest roach fishery after it produced a series of huge catches to over 100lb.Closed-season restrictions don’t apply in Northern Ireland, where the upper River Bann has seen an incredible silverfish revival.The waterway was a major attraction to UK anglers during the 1980s, but then the giant ...

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  • 06 May 2016

Record year for roach is on the cards...

The year 2016 is set to be a record one for roach, thanks to a series of revolutionary projects to rejuvenate the species on rivers and stillwaters nationwide .Leading the charge to revive Britain’s most iconic fish is the longest-running conservation drive – the Avon Roach Project – which has seen a record-breaking year. Species enthusiasts Trevor Harrop and Budgie ...

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  • 26 April 2016

2lb roach milestone

Danny Taylor achieved his ambition to catch a roach over the 2lb mark with this impressive specimen.To make it even more special, he banked the 2lb 1oz fish from a stillwater in the North West, where such a specimen is extremely rare, when he feederfished maggots on a helicopter-style rig.They were tactics that also saw him net roach weighing 1lb ...

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  • 14 February 2016

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

Come and catch a monster roach

One of the nation’s favourite fisheries is calling for specimen anglers to come and catch its massive roach, claiming some huge fish are being ‘ignored’.Just two weeks after being voted ‘Stillwater of the Year’ in the Angling Times 2015 National Angling Awards, the famous Linear Fisheries in Oxfordshire is eager to shake off its reputation of being a carp-only complex. ...

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  • 05 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

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