THIS POTENTIAL record-breaking 'roach' was landed at a colossal 4 lb 1 oz to a carp angler.
Sean Jackson landed the beast of a redfin by accident along with two 30 lb carp to 36 lb from £250 a year Highbridge Fisheries near Thetford in Norfolk.
The fish looks very ‘roachy’ but only close up pictures of the fins or a scale sample for DNA testing would make its identity 100 percent proven.
In the past roach expert ‘Dr Redfin’ Mark Everard has looked at Highbridge roach pictures but couldn’t prove either way if they were true roach or hybrids due to picture quality but his gut feeling was they were true roach.
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