IN GOES A GAL­LON OF HEMP TO LURE 3lb 1oz ROACH FROM CHALK STREAM

“I’m an an­i­mal when it comes to feed­ing!” ad­mits captor

Angling Times (UK) - - FISH OF THE YEAR SPECIAL -

Ro­man Vann, 3lb 1oz roach, south­ern chalk­strean

RO­MAN Vann ended the 2017/18 river sea­son in fine style by bank­ing a 3lb 1oz roach from a south­ern chalk stream.

Rather than feed his swim lit­tle-and-of­ten, the 26-year-old in­tro­duced a gal­lon of hemp with a bait drop­per at the start of his ses­sion, be­fore cast­ing a mag­got feeder rig over the top. Not long after he was cel­e­brat­ing the cap­ture of his new per­sonal best.

“I’m an an­i­mal when it comes to feed­ing… it’s all or noth­ing,” said Ro­man.

“Many an­glers can’t get their head around this ap­proach, but I don’t think the roach ac­tu­ally fill them­selves up on the hemp.

“It’s just a great at­trac­tor and then the mag­gots are like the cher­ries on the top of a cake – they just pick them off!”

A Black Cap feeder is a solid choice for roach. Two rub­ber float stops act as a buf­fer against the swivel. A short mono or flu­oro hook­link of 4ins-6ins is ideal. Try switch­ing between mag­got colours on the hook.

3lb 1oz of roach per­fec­tion for Ro­man.

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