Mini boilies ac­count for a 2lb 7oz roach

Angling Times (UK) - - THIS WEEK -

RE­SPECTED big-fish spe­cial­ist Dave Har­man’s big roach cam­paign took off when he net­ted this 2lb 7oz spec­i­men.

His cho­sen venue, a large south­ern gravel pit, didn’t re­spond to mag­got feeder tac­tics due to the sheer num­bers of small fish present.

But a switch to mini boilies did the trick and he struck gold on his most re­cent ses­sion when, af­ter spot­ting some big fish at dawn, he cast out feeder rigs made from 6lb Dren­nan Su­per Spe­cial­ist main­line and size 12 Dren­nan Bar­bel hooks.

“About 30 min­utes af­ter cast­ing out I had a steady run, and I nearly had a heart at­tack when the huge roach popped up just a few yards from the net,” he said.

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