CAN you imag­ine setting your stall out to catch over 900 small roach? It makes me sweat just think­ing about it, but that’s ex­actly what Steve Ringer did to win his re­cent fes­ti­val on In­nis­carra Reser­voir – and he did all on the feeder!

The venue has been very kind to him in the last few years. It was where he won his World Feeder Champs gold and helped England to vic­tory in 2014, and his re­cent win was noth­ing short of re­mark­able.

He av­er­aged over 20lb of roach each day, and to be able to achieve that you need some se­ri­ous tricks. This week he takes us through what he did to win and re­veals how you can catch roach faster this sea­son.

Talk­ing of big sil­vers, there are a lot of chub on the feed at the mo­ment and this week we’ll help you catch your share of them with great ad­vice from our team of ex­perts.

My col­league Mark Sawyer had a bril­liant time on one of the Trent’s weir pools, as our cover picture shows, but there are loads of other waters pro­duc­ing big bags, and spec­i­men fish too. You can find a stretch near you in our Where to Fish pages this week. Be­fore you go, make sure you pick up some cast­ers – our res­i­dent ‘Bait Doc­tor’ Paul Garner swears by them, and it’s quite amaz­ing how many of these big-mouthed munch­ers get caught on such tiny baits.

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