TIDAL THAMES IS HOT FOR ROACH
SO MARTIN Salter from the Angling Trust has landed a magnificent 2lb 2oz roach from the full tidal Thames, actually in a London postcode. This inspired my pal John Gard to have another go and, despite no flow, a subtle change in rig and bait led him to a 1lb 14oz cracker from Ham.
Now that the annual draw-off is upon us, with the semi-tidal above Richmond Lock being drained for maintenance work, it will be interesting to see what happens on the TideFest sections at Strand on the Green and Barnes.
Anyone giving them a go may prosper... even on the float.
Martin Salter and his first tidal Thames 2lb-plus roach.