Elusive roach falls to breadflake for Alan Blair

A roving approach on the River Test provided Alan Blair with roach of 1lb 15oz and 2lb.
The Nash Tackle operations director fished bread to tempt the specimens as the light faded.

He said: “I spent the days wandering the river fishing for grayling and chub, then on both evenings I tucked myself into deeper guides in search of the elusive roach.

“I had the 1lb 15oz on liquidised bread in a cage feeder, with a 0.10 hooklink and a size 12 hook with a big piece of flake. I was really chuffed but did feel I had cheated a little, so I returned to the same spot the following evening, this time with a centrepin.
“The first few run-throughs resulted in chub and then on last knockings, as I could barely see the tip of the float, I had the two-pounder.”