(This catch was taken before the end of the river season on March 15th)
AFTER a ‘scary’ drive through the New Forest to the Hampshire Avon in strong winds, Pete Wilson was rewarded for his efforts with this 2lb 10oz roach.
Usually, he’d have fished the float, but due to the wind that wasn’t a viable option, so he rigged up a maggot feeder instead.
Using a 0.14mm hooklink and size 14 hook, he caught a dozen roach before losing a big fish to a pike. He retackled and targeted a different area of the swim, away from the pike, and around 30 minutes later his tip flew round again.
A great scrap followed before he landed the new PB redfin, which was understandably the highlight of his season.
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