2lb-plus Itchen roach on the float

He initially thought it was a snag

2lb-plus Itchen roach on the float

by Angling Times |

MILD temperatures got the River Itchen’s roach on the feed, as Portsmouth angler Heber Crawford found when he tempted this new PB weighing 2lb 12oz.

Trotting with maggots, he’d already landed fish of 1lb 14oz and 1lb 10oz before a tiny dip on the float just on dusk saw him strike into what he initially thought was a snag before he felt the familiar thump on the rod-tip of another big roach.

Heber admitted his heart was in his mouth when he saw the fish surface shortly before netting.

Heber Crawford  – 2lb 12oz roach
Heber Crawford – 2lb 12oz roach
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