Huge roach falls to carper

Sean and his big roach

Sean and his big roach

One of the season’s biggest roach of the season has been caught at 3lb 5oz – after taking a 15mm wafter intended for carp.

The huge redfin was taken by Bury St Edmunds angler Sean Jackson and came during a session on Suffolk’s Highbridge Fisheries – a water renowned for its big silver fish.

He had just caught a double-figured carp when he recast his Trent Baits shrimp-flavoured hookbait and it was intercepted by the roach on the drop.

Speaking on the Highbridge Fisheries Facebook page, Sean said: ” I had this roach in Bridgham corner not far out at all it came just minutes after putting the rod back out from catching my first carp of the this session .I’ve noticed this year theres been a lot of roach activity from that particular corner since early March they spawned in there too.”

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