TOP 5 TIPS
1 Ask yourself it you need to use light tackle to win a bite. Fish too fine and you may well lose a big fish, which is the kiss of death to further sport.
2 Understand when roach will feed in earnest. The time of day or year makes a difference. 3 Pellets are great for summer and autumn roach but useless in winter.
4 Daybreak is the best time to locate roach when they prime on the surface. 5 Roach like to be near cover, especially when pike are on the prowl. Lily beds offer such sanctuary.