Method feeder tactics bank roach to over 2lb

Fishing in an unconventional manner can sometimes work wonders as James Champkin found out when he banked a series of roach to 2lb 3oz from a southern stillwater.

The Norfolk-based all-rounder ignored traditional float fishing tactics in favour of a Method feeder moulded with sweet fishmeal groundbait and baited with a 6mm pellet.

Several big crucians to a personal best of 3lb 15oz were also held up for the cameras and James said: “Having achieved most of my other targets for the year, I was keen to catch a really big crucian carp before the end of the summer. It was also great to land a number of large redfins.”

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