Finding a venue that holds a specimen roach can be quite difficult especially if you don't know where to look. To help you on your search for a specimen redfin we have put together a list of the best venues for you to go out and catch a 2lb plus roach this spring.
BURY HILL FISHERY, Dorking, Surrey
Milton Lake is the place to head for a potential new personal best, with delicate pole and waggler rigs with maggot or caster scoring for redins to over 2lb.
Contact: 01306 883621, Postcode: RH4 3JU, http://www.buryhillfisheries.co.uk/
LINCH HILL FISHERY, Stanton Harcourt, Oxfordshire
Some of the sport’s biggest names have visited Willow Lake after the roach and it is no surprise when you consider that redfins over 3lb are a regular visitor to the bank.
Contact: 01865 882215, Postcode: OX29 5BB, http://www.linchhillfishery.co.uk/index.html
MESSINGHAM SANDS, Scunthorpe, South Humberside
All of the day ticket lakes draw big crowds due to their roach fishing potential, with multiple fish over the 1lb mark easily achievable in a day on the pole or waggler.
Contact: 01724 763647, Postcode: DN17 3PN, http://www.messinghamsands.co.uk/
SION FARM FISHERY, Kidderminster, Worcestershire
Use slightly bigger baits to try and get through the smaller roach. Corn, triple maggot or caster all worth trying for a potential personal best.
Contact: 01562 730386, Postcode: DY10 4PF
WYRESIDE LAKES, Bay Horse, Lancaster
Fox’s Lake responds extremely well to both float and feeder attacks, with maggots, casters and corn fooling lots of roach up to 2lb.
Contact: 01524 792093, Postcode: LA2 9DG, http://wyresidelakes.co.uk/wyresidenew/