Tony Bennet Net 2lb 10oz Canal Roach

Tony Bennett’s decision to use boilies to target big roach on his local canal paid off in fine form when this 2lb 10oz specimen devoured a 15mm offering.

The 32-year-old from Doncaster prebaited his swim with corn the previous day and returned with 1.75lb Korum specimen rods, 10lb mainline and an 8lb fluorocarbon hooklink to help battle a big roach if he did hook one.

He told Angling Times: “I previously fished the canal for roach on light gear but after losing a big fish I wasn’t going to take any chances this time around.

“It’s a new PB for me and the first roach of this size that I’ve heard of being caught from canals in this part of the country.”