Tony Maton 4lb 4oz Roach

A 3lb river roach is a fish many anglers dreams of, but this dream soon came true for Tony Maton as he smashed that target with this late season fish weighing 3lb 4oz.

Targeting the Hampshire Avon in mild, showery, and breezy conditions, the roach blew Tony’s previous 2lb 1oz PB out the water. The feeder was the winning tactic, with Tony introducing a mixture of maggots and casters through this, and using the latter on the hook, having had good results on them in the past. After landing a few chub, he connected with a 2lb roach before hooking the three-pounder. It fought hard, but his 4lb hooklink held.

Well done Tony!