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  1. Default Most roach caught in a day?

    Doubt anyone keeps track seriously, but what is the most roach you've caught in a day? I'm going to target them exclusively on a really good silver fish only lake and would like at least 30 in a 5 hour session.

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    Default Re: Most roach caught in a day?

    Not sure I would be bothered about numbers - probably had several hundred in a match or match style session but with 95% under an ounce. They might as well be bleak in that situation.

    However, a 10Ib bag of roach is a very good achievement in my opinion and anything over 20Ib would be a red letter day. On the rare occasions i achieved 10Ib + of roach (and it must be over twenty years ago now) most fish were in the 5-8 oz range with maybe a few around the pound mark. Infact i think my best ever roach bag, from the Thames at Kingston, was just under 19Ib.
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    Default Re: Most roach caught in a day?

    Like Chub says, it needs to be considered in terms of size and weight. Most of my catches are in matches but have had a few days of catching double figures, often from canals, which is a great day.

    Witnessed a mate have 100lb plus in the Shannon at Lanesborough fishing 3m to hand.....most fish I think I have ever seen weighed!

    But my most memorable roach session was 10 fish for 13lb out of the Tone in Taunton on the stick float.

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    Default Re: Most roach caught in a day?

    Yes, quality not quantity.

    2or 300 livebait sized roach in a session would easily be eclipsed by half a dozen one pound plus fish.

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    Default Re: Most roach caught in a day?

    In April this year I fished a silvers only at Boddington Res. After 6 hours
    I weighed in 18lb 12oz. All roach in the 2-4 oz size on 3m whip and caster.
    I reckon around 90 to 100....

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    Default Re: Most roach caught in a day?

    In the early 70’s I weighed in 5lb 12oz of roach from the Loddon – just the two of them............................
    That's about as big as a fish that big gets
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    I remember fishing on the staffs worcs canal in Stafford at the Hazelstrine bridge in the early 90's with Rod and line, I don't remember my exact set up but basically I was fishing a small float and light line probs in the region of 4 lb to 1.5lb hook length. I was fishing down the middle flicking a few maggots in every cast, I had well over 150 roach most were above 6 oz with the odd few over 12oz.. It was a dream session I was gutted when I had to pack up but enjoyed lifting the keepnet out.. Wow... Wish I'd have had a camera with me. Never had a days fishing like it on the canal since.
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    Default Re: Most roach caught in a day?

    I know a small pond that`s usually teeming with tiny roach, most of them about the size of your thumb. Fishing with a whip you could probably catch 100+ in a few hours. Not sure why you`d want to though.

    It`s so bad there that I don`t usually bother taking maggots with me, just bread and corn to target the tench.

    For single species hauls I think my record would be about 60 or so gudgeon from the canal.
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    Red letter day on the Thames downstream of wallingford last September i must have had over 200 feeding hemp and fishing elderberries in the 6oz to 10oz range in a 10 hr session. No keep net used as i think its unfair to hold fish for a long time. Probably missed another 400 bites as well. It was cast, float cocked 2 seconds and strike all day long. Totally knackered at the end of the day.

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    Default Re: Most roach caught in a day?

    about 50 in hour and a half on the canal by me , a match was fished there and from "my peg" a guy weighed in 30lb of silvers , mostly roach , in a match.

    Some evenings during the summer for about 45 minutes at the end of day its alive with Perch going for the silvers, its weird like the water is almost boiling.

    I think its because the residents throw their spare bread over the fences.

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