Southampton-based angler, Matthew Fernandez made the most of his limited time to land this impressive net of roach.
Matthew had previously spotted a shoal of roach whilst walking his local river and when he eventually had time to return, they were obliging and fed confidently thanks to a tinge of colour from overnight rainfall.
“I ended the session with thirteen roach, the majority being over 1lb. I used my 13ft Drennan Acolyte Plus rod coupled with a centrepin loaded with 3lb 2oz Float Fish. Setup wise, I used a 2BB stick float and a size 18 Super Specialist hook baited with a single maggot. I fed the swim with of maggots for half an hour before making my first trot, which helped massively and gained their confidence.”