5 TOP RIVER ROACH TIPS
1 You will get more bites fishing fine, so use hooklengths between 0.08mm and 0.12mm. Mainlines don’t need to be heavy either and I’d recommend you to use diameters around 0.14mm or 0.16mm.
2 Keep dripping in six to 10 bits of loosefeed every minute or so and you will soon create a food column that roach can’t ignore or resist. 3 It can pay to introduce several big balls of groundbait at the start of a pole fishing session. Top up with smaller balls. My favourite balling mix is Bait-Tech Pro Natural with 25 per cent soil.
4 If the river is coloured, fish slack water close in and lay the bait on the bottom by at least 6ins. This works really well when the river has been up for a while.
5 On certain days it can pay to slow the pace at which your rig is moving down the swim in order to get bites. This is very often the case when big roach are the quarry.