River Roach Tips Scales To 2lb 5oz

A single caster threaded onto a size 18 hook did the trick when Julian Peacock netted this personal best river roach.

It topped the scales at 2lb 5oz 12 drams and was caught during a session on a river in Bedfordshire. His hookbait was suspended beneath a stick float and attached to a delicate rig with a 2lb hooklink.