Hatrick of 3lb-plus roach in two memorable sessions for specialist angler

A specimen angler had not one but two sessions of a lifetime, when he banked a 3lb-plus roach in each. In fact over the course of the two three day sessions Rob Thompson recorded redfins of 3lb 6oz, 3lb 4oz and 3lb 2oz, plus rudd of 2lb 12oz, 2lb 11oz and 2lb 8oz.

The Shepshed, Leicestershire angler was targeting the prolific Linch Hill fishery in Oxfordshire, and took most of his fish in the hours of darkness.

To read the full story and to discover Rob’s successful feeder rig, see this week’s Angling Times.