Brace Of Two-Pound Roach For Andy

There’s no better bait to catch a big river roach than a piece of bread flake and this was proved by Andy Childs when he banked a brace of impressive specimens.

The fish topped the scales at 2lb 4oz and 2lb 1oz, which were caught by the Colchester-based specialist when he visited a stretch of the lower River Itchen.

A feeder packed with liquidised bread and a small piece of bait folded around a size 12 hook did the trick and this is his seventh roach over the 2lb mark.