Miles takes big roach catch...on the pole

Renowned film-maker Hugh Miles showed he can turn his hand to any method when he made a stunning haul of roach that featured six specimens over 2lb….all caught on the pole.

The biggest fish topped the scales at 2lb 12oz and was the highlight of a bag that featured 25 ‘redfins’ all over the 1lb mark, which was made by the all-rounder when he visited his local Sway Lakes in Hampshire.

He fed and fished three pole lines, which he kept going with a mixture of pellets, groundbait and hemp, which were fed via a pole cup and Hugh presented a pellet hookbait over the top.