The roach is a classic, and big roach the desire of many anglers. A beautiful silver sided fish with red fins and an orange eye, the roach always pleases. Best sought in the cooler months river roach fishing of the highest order can be enjoyed with the simplest of baits, white bread, and good roach taken under a float the quintessential form of the art. A shoal fish, once located good numbers can be taken, but they don’t grow large without being shy. Dull days and evenings are the preferred times to seek these river beauties.