A short evening session on the River Thames produced a hat-trick of roach just shy of the 2lb-mark for Ryan Hayden.
The graphic designer from Brackley found success using scaled-down semi-fixed carp rigs consisting of a 60gr Korum River Feeder on a lead clip with a 2ft Xpert Power Braid hooklink and a size 12 Xpert Power hook.
He said: “I packed the feeder with Hemp and Hali Crush groundbait along with a mix of 2mm and 4mm pellets and crushed boilies. I then threaded a 12mm Sonubaits Code Red boilie on to the hair rig.
“I was delighted with the trio of specimens,” added the 24-year-old.