Schoolboy's big roach leaves adults red-faced

Schoolboy Marc Mason achieved what is a lifetime ambition for many anglers when he bagged a giant 3lb 1oz roach.

The 12-year-old from Belfast netted the specimen during a short session with his father Dee on an unknown Northern Irish stillwater, which also produced a 2lb 2oz fish.

Both roach smashed the Predator Nation Lures sponsored angler’s previous best of 1lb 13oz.
The winning set-up consisted of a crumb feeder rig made up of 8lb braided mainline and a size 14 Kamasan Animal hook tipped with red and white maggots.

Marc’s dad said: “He has landed catfish to 80lb and pike to over 20lb, so big fish aren’t new to Marc but he will never forget this catch I’m sure.”

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