Big roach brace seals canal victory

Canals are renowned for their ability to produce lots of small fish but Craig Howarth proved they are also home to much bigger specimens when he netted roach of 1lb 6oz and 2lb 2oz during the latest event on Yorkshire’s Calder and Hebble.

The Maver NW White ace fished caster on the long pole line after drawing on the Crematorium Length and was able to take victory after he landed the impressive brace and lots of bits for an overall total of 6lb 5oz.

Runner up Dave Colbran wasn’t far behind and had a bonus bream to thank for his 5lb 13oz netful.