Big roach are on the feed

Anglers just can’t stop catching huge roach and if recent reports are anything to go by, now is as good a time as any to target a new personal best.

Here are three monster redfin catches to help whet your appetite for the weekend ahead…

Michael Broom - 2lb canal roach

A night session in search of big carp on a Midlands Canal produced this surprise 2lb roach for Michael Broom.

The canal boat-owner had already caught five carp whilst fishing into darkness but at around 3am something smaller had picked up his boilie hookbait.

“We were woken by what we thought was a bream on one of my rods but as I played the fish in it felt different,” Michael said.

“We netted it and in the dark we shouted ‘it’s a roach!’ It was a big one at that.”

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Richard Jones - 3lb 1oz roach

Carper Richard Jones proved that big boilies are effective for specimen roach when this 3lb 1oz monster devoured a 15mm Sticky Baits Manilla boilie.

Targeting Norfolk’s prolific Highbridge Fisheries with his daughter and friend, Richard received the shock of his life when the large redfin surfaced. 

“I thought it was a bream until it came up, after giving a good account for itself considering the heavy tackle we were using.”

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Chris Tredway estimated - 3lb-plus roach

Top lure angler Chris Tredway got the surprise of his life when this estimated 3lb-plus roach devoured his lure during the World Predator Classic Kayak qualifier on Grafham Water.

The Berkley and Abu Garcia-backed ace was enjoying sport from big perch over 40cm in length when the massive silverfish struck. 

It was a new personal best for Chris who finished fourth overall in the competition.

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