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Old 10-07-2008, 09:21 PM
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Default Selecting the bigger Roach

Im yet to catch that magical two pound roach my biggest is about 1lb 12oz from the river culm in devon, I often fish maggots in the day time on a float and then swith over to bread on the tip as it gets darker, can anyone give me some tips on where in the river i could find a bigger roach and what baits are best for selecting them.
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Old 10-08-2008, 01:06 PM
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I find that single or double caster often selects the bigger fish. my 2 cents
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Old 10-28-2008, 04:42 PM
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I agree Fiachra, that often works but i still cant find a foolproof method! Have fished all day on the same bait and the bigger roach appear and then disappear just as quick, without any apparent changes in tide/flow/light/bait?
Its one of lifes mysterys!!
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Old 10-30-2008, 09:05 AM
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I agree castors do produce big roach, but I also think that hemp and tiers are great for selecting big roach especially when the tempeture has dropped. Single hemp on hook and keep spraying the hemp, only small bits maybe a dozen every cast over a bed of hemp always produce the bigger roach and rudd for me when its a bit colder.
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Old 11-11-2008, 12:37 PM
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Talking big roach

got to be cheese paste or breadflake in the winter,small feeder with mashed bread and crushed hemp in it,great on the kennet and ouse
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Old 04-23-2009, 12:48 PM
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Default 2lb roach

my mate just caught pb roach 2lb1 oz on the river shannon at lanesborough angling times were present on the day
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Old 05-24-2009, 01:16 AM
BOB1 BOB1 is offline
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You already have great advice from the learned/experienced anglers on the site,but i would also give a piece of luncheon meat (punched or cubed) a try. good luck.
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Old 11-09-2010, 03:40 PM
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bread flake ! but the big fish have to be present for a start. my 2 cents
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Old 11-09-2010, 03:46 PM
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Single Or Double Castor And A 4ft Hook Lengh On The Tip The Bigger Fish I Find Be On The Outer Margins Of The Swim Just Like The Bream.
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Old 07-22-2014, 08:43 PM
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I fished the grand canal today and got wiped out by small roach and rudd. Im also looking for tips on catching the bigger ones.... any help would b grateful
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