Books about big roach are about as rare as genuine four-pound roach. This long-awaited book, ‘Big Roach’ (Mpress) by respected roach angler Mark Wintle, will be available from mid-July.

For those wanting to meet Mark (and other well-known roach anglers who’ve been invited) there is a book launch at angling-themed pub The Land’s End Pub, near Twyford, near Reading, on 16th July starting at noon. See for details on how to get there.
Mark, a lifelong big roach fanatic, has thoroughly researched the anglers, methods, waters and catches that have made roach fishing history. From records to hybrids, baits to tackle, and advanced techniques to outstanding catches, it’s all covered in detail in this well-illustrated new book with an emphasis on BIG roach.
The stories of the waters include the Hampshire Avon, Dorset Stour, Frome, the Beane, Hornsea Mere, London reservoirs, Startops and Linch Hill, together with the exploits of Wilf Cutting, Bill Penney, Captain Parker, Dick Walker, Frank Guttfield, Peter Butler, John Bailey, John Wilson, Alan Wilson, Owen Wentworth, Terry Lampard and Dave Howes, amongst others, including those of the author.
So sit back and enjoy the rare treat of a celebration of big roach fishing.
The first edition is limited to just 500 copies at £30 each (plus p&p). The 40 leather-bound copies have already been reserved.
Contact the Calm Productions hotline on 0845 408 2606 or visit to obtain a copy.