Rib­ble shows its roach form

Angling Times (UK) - - WELCOME -

FUR­THER proof that the na­tion’s rivers are packed with sil­ver­fish was pro­vided when Alan Barnes took this 30lb net of roach, dace and chublets from the River Rib­ble.

Us­ing stick float and mag­got on the Lan­cashire water­way, the for­mer An­gling Times writer man­aged to put a fish in the net al­most ev­ery trot through the swim.

Alan’s catch was by no means a fluke, and he said: “This sum­mer I have had roach of 2lb 1oz and 1lb 12oz from the river, and I’ve heard of nu­mer­ous oth­ers over the 2lb mark be­ing caught.

“This is a golden pe­riod in the Rib­ble’s his­tory. It is heav­ing with crumpers like this, yet amaz­ingly you see very few float an­glers on its banks.”

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