Big roach brace falls to rubber casters

Patience proved key to Alex Maydew during his latest session when he landed a brace of roach weighing 2lb 9oz and 2lb 1oz following several hours of inactivity.

The keen specimen angler spent the night at Norfolk gravel pit without a single bleep on his alarms but he was awoken just after 5am when a big redfin picked up his rubber casters presented on a bolt rig set-up intended for the waters silvers.

A spirited battle then ensued before  the biggest fish – which was a personal best – slipped over the net and shortly afterwards another ‘two’ was fooled.