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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

Sway roach at 3lb 2oz on big-carp tactics

A change to ‘scaled-down’ carp tactics paid dividends for Mike Townsend who landed this superb 3lb 2oz roach from Sway Lakes in Hampshire.The Doncaster-based specialist landed a total of eight fish during his 24 hour session, including seven two pounders to 2lb 11oz.He said: “I’ve caught reasonably well this year, but the carp anglers kept claiming that they were catching ...

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  • 16 May 2014

4lb 3oz roach/rudd hybrid to carp angler

This huge 4lb 3oz roach/rudd hybrid was caught by Mark Simons during a carp fishing session on Winters Lake on the Manor Farm complex in Bedfordshire.The 45-year-old Northants-based roofer presented a Mainline Baits Cell pop-up over a scattering of boilies and received steady take on the final afternoon of his session.He said: “The fish didn’t fight at all and just ...

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  • 09 May 2014

Flying roach in Cyprus

 This was on my last trip to the Evretou dam, there were about 5 of us out for the day. There I was fishing maggot on a pole about 9 mts out catching some nice roach. I had got a nice swim going after a very slow start. My mate was fishing on the next peg, also into the roach. I glanced a look at him as he had a good one on, looked back float was on the way down, struck ( well lifted the pole) thought to myself another nice roach started to bring it in, Next min ...

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  • 08 May 2014

Roach glory days return

A project to rejuvenate roach stocks in a river that was regarded as the best in the country for the species has gathered pace this week.The Hampshire Avon was once renowned for its shoals of redfins and attracted anglers from all over the UK, with 3lb-plus specimens reported regularly before sport drastically declined several years ago as a result of ...

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  • 08 May 2014

3lb 5oz roach ends Hugh Miles' 60-year quest

“This is the fish I’ve been waiting to catch for 60 years - it feels like I’ve won the lottery.” These were the words of fishing fanatic Hugh Miles after he slipped his net under a new personal best roach that topped the scales at 3lb 5oz.The award-winning wildlife photographer and cameraman, responsible for creating the hit television  series A ...

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  • 07 May 2014

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