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2lb farm pond roach is ‘such a special fish’

Leading specimen angler Dai Gribble went ‘back to his roots’ to land a 2lb 2oz roach from a local farm pond.The Korum-backed angler had been invited to fish by the farmer, who had caught big roach from the tiny water but never weighed them. Dai, who banked a string of huge tench to 14lb 13oz and a 20lb 10oz bream ...

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  • 27 November 2015

3lb 4oz roach found dead at pike water Chew Valley

This is the picture of a 3lb 4oz roach that was found at the UK’s finest specimen pike water.The dead roach was discovered by former British pike record-holder Neville Fickling and Angling Times columnist Paul Garner when the pair fished from the deck of a boat on the famous Chew Valley Reservoir.It’s a venue that’s already produced two pike over ...

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  • 23 November 2015

3lb 8oz Broads roach biggest of the year

The biggest roach of 2015 and a handful of huge river specimens have kick-started the season for one of the nation’s favourite species.This 3lb 8oz example was caught from the prolific Broads system by carp angler Jake Baxter. He had the surprise of his life when the only bite following eight gruelling sessions on Oulton Broad in Lowestoft, Suffolk, produced ...

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  • 16 November 2015

2lb 12oz roach best

This 2lb 12oz roach was the highlight of a roach fishing session for Alan Storey.A visit to a southern stillwater produced around 80 roach for the Oxford specialist, who alternated maggot and groundbait feeders at 50yds with maggot hookbaits flavoured with Nash Baits’ Tangerine Dream.He backed it up with a three redfins of 2lb 4oz, 2lb 2oz and 2lb 1oz, ...

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  • 29 October 2015

Close to home for four 2lb river roach

Roach fishing fanatic Mike Townsend made the catch of a lifetime when he banked four river redfins over 2lb on float tackle.The specialist from Doncaster, South Yorkshire, has spent the last 15 years travelling to some of the south’s most famous roach fisheries to satisfy his obsession with catching specimens of the species.But he struck gold when a waterway just ...

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  • 26 October 2015

Roach and dace seal Trent glory

Pole and maggot for winning silvers net Frank Barlow Memorial (Weds)River Trent, Burton upon Trent (62 pegs) Sixty-two anglers lined the banks of the Trent to pay homage to the legendary Frank Barlow and other dearly departed anglers as the 19th memorial event moved to a new home in the Coors AC stretch of river at Burton upon Trent. Winner ...

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  • 17 October 2015

Bread tempts 2lb roach

Iain McDonald demonstrated that traditional tactics still have their place in an angler’s armoury when he slipped the net under this 2lb roach.The Kent angler tempted the prime specimen from his local stretch of river using a tactic known as stret pegging, which involves setting your rig well overdepth with a heavy shot close to the hook so that the ...

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  • 14 October 2015

Roach boost on the canals

Roach stocks in Britain’s most popular canals are set to receive a boost with the launch of a forward-thinking project.The Canal & River Trust has revealed its plans to entice thousands of lapsed canal anglers, among them an initiative aimed at producing more roach for anglers to target.The Grand Union Canal will be the first place where the Roach Restoration Project ...

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  • 12 October 2015

500 sessions for 2lb roach

More than 500 sessions in search of a big river roach finally ended in success for Phil Taylor when he banked this immaculate personal best specimen on the float.The Skegness angler set his heart on landing a redfin over 2lb four years ago and has been visiting local rivers several times a week in an attempt achieve his goal.His latest ...

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  • 16 September 2015

Feeder tactics lure a specimen river roach

A return to the sport after an enforced break ended with Vince Cater banking this glistening 1lb 9oz Bristol Avon roach. Visiting a stretch near his Wiltshire home, he ignored traditional tactics for the species and instead feederfished pellets. Mashed bread went into the cage feeder, and despite Vince having under two hours on the bank, the session ended with the ...

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  • 19 August 2015


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