I once held the record for the most roach caught in a day from the village pond - 40, if memory serves. I caught them all on tiny bits of cheese fished on a size 16 hook with a matchstick as a float. In order to reach the fish I took off my shoes and socks and waded into Latchmoor pond...Read more
About the author
Rob Beattie is the other of several popular fishing books. He's also a regular contributor to Waterlog magazine.