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2lb 11oz roach personal best

To catch a roach over 2lb from a river is the goal of many anglers, so Iain McDonald was celebrating when he netted this 2lb 11oz specimen. Fishing a River Thames tributary, the Canterbury all-rounder trickled maggots into his swim and then trotted a single maggot hookbait on a size 20 hook downriver. The specimen sets a new personal best ...

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  • 23 July 2015

Pair of 5lb-plus eels to roach deadbaits

Eel fishing ace Barry McConnell showed why he’s one of the best when he banked a brace of specimens both weighing over 5lb.Fish weighing 5lb 15oz and 5lb 10oz fell to the angler from Derbyshire when he targeted a stillwater in south Manchester that he’d never fished before.The bigger fish of the two was taken on a Dyson rig with ...

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  • 04 July 2015

Before-work session brings 2lb 4oz roach

Norfolk rod Steve Nunn grabbed an hour’s sport before work and banked this 2lb 4oz roach from a local stillwater. A maggot-baited helicopter rig brought no action in the first part of the quick-fire session, but noticing several fish moving around in another swim he moved for the final 15 minutes.He said: “Before I could even tighten up, my line ...

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  • 24 June 2015

Secret lake's huge roach

An untapped day-ticket lake has been uncovered as one of UK’s top roach angling hotspots following the capture of dozens of specimen fish.Anglers have flocked to Springwater Fishery in Ayrshire in recent weeks after news came to light that huge roach to almost 3lb were being caught on a daily basis, sparking venue comparisons with Stranraer redfin superwater, Lochnaw Fishery. The ...

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  • 06 May 2015

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 ...

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  • 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 ...

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  • 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, ...

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  • 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

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