Tip off leads to 2lb 14oz warrior

A tip-off from another angler helped steer Richard Wilby towards the capture of a warrior of a roach weighing 2lb 14oz. 

It fell to a small piece of breadflake during the first trot through at a secret River Waveney swim, and was a catch that fishery owner Richard – who runs Airfield Lakes in Norfolk – described as ‘one of the best fish I’ve ever caught.’

“It’s possibly a river record,” he added, “And I wouldn’t have caught it without being tipped off by another angler while I was perch fishing last week – so a huge thanks to him.”

Richard used a 13ft Drennan Acolyte Ultra rod, 3lb mainline and a size 8 Super Specialist hook to help beat the battle-scarred redfin.

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