ROACH catches from rivers rarely come as impressive as this...

Mark Doherty went in search of River Wye roach and enjoyed the redfin session of his dreams.

He broke the 2 lb roach barrier from a river for the first time.

And he did it with six redfins over the magic barrier in an amazing haul.

Mark had River Wye roach of 2 lb 12 oz, 2 lb 11 oz, 2 lb 3 oz, 2 lb 2 oz, 2 lb 1 oz and 2 lb.

They came from a stretch of the Wye in Herefordshire, where he added four others from 1 lb 11 oz to 1 lb 1 oz.

Mark explained: “All were caught on the block-end feeder filled with 4 mm halibut pellets and a 6 mm pellet on a 4 ft hook length.

“I’ve never had a river 2 lb roach before so over the moon to catch six roach for 13 lb 13 oz.

“I also had ten barbel to 8 lb 10 oz and two chub both over 3 lb.

“I can’t thank Daz Bird enough for his quality pellets at Monster Baits And Dips,” added Mark.

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