I've been baiting up the swim where I spotted the shoal of roach a few times this week. And climbing the overhanging tree with polaroids on I've spotted my target 1lb+ roach, there are probably 5-10 of them mixed in with the smaller fish - a pretty big shoal for this river.
Now I've no idea how to target the bigger fish, so I planned on playing the numbers game, if I catch enough of them I'm bound to hit a pounder!?!
First session was in the midday sun and they just didn't want to play, so today I tried an evening trip. Fishing bread I was soon catching fish, roach to about 8oz, tiny chublets and a dace getting on for 10oz (need to get some delicate scales).
As the light was fading I hit another typical bite, but this one really pulled back with that jagged roach-like fight... Sadly I only had it on for a few seconds before the hook pulled - bugger.
And with that the rain started and the bites stopped, time for home, but I'll be back.