2lb 4oz Roach From Crystal Clear River

Float fished bread flake was the secret in the capture of this impressive 2lb 4oz roach for Mike Townsend.

Mike pictured with his prized catch.

Mike targeted a tiny, clear local river in Yorkshire and baited his swim with hempseed for two hours until he had a small shoal of big fish feeding among some streamer weed.

This wasn’t the only big fish to slide into the experienced specialists net as his tactics also fooled four other roach with the best weighing 2lb 1oz.