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ANGLER’S MAIL staff thought this long 2 lb 15 oz roach could have been a very rare roach-chub hybrid but it is an authentic redfin.

Joe Parody took the magnificent specimen from the River Ribble in Lancashire after a change of plans following hard frosts.

Accountant Joe, 63, from Astley, Greater Manchester, explained: “I planned a day on a local stillwater to fish for roach but a heavy frost and fog put and end to that.
“A quick check on the Environment Agency website confirmed that the River Ribble was dropping nicely after the recent rain so I decided to go for the roach there.”

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