Roy Jones 2lb 11oz roach

A TWO-hour drive to the Hampshire Avon was ‘more than worth it’ according to Roy Jones who banked a 2lb 11oz roach during his latest visit.

The Hertford-based artist float-fished maggots into an area of slack of water and enjoyed sport from small roach, dace and chublets throughout the day but struck into something much bigger near the end of the session.

Roy said: “I knew straight away that it was a big roach and it was panic stations when it approached the net and I saw just how big it was!”