Caught by the River

Bob Fuller, the finest roach-angler in the country

27th September 2014


Bob Fuller was born in Worksop and moved to Welbeck before finally settling in Chesterfield, where he captained the Chesterfield National team from 1951. In the 1927 Welbeck Charity Open at Clumber Park Lake he weighed in 50lbs in just two hours with his best redfin (roach) 1lb 10½ ounces. Bob’s recipe for success was constant daily practice, and a unique ‘on the drop’ style. His advice was to ‘Fish fine, and far off, and remember it is your float you should watch for the full three hours and not your neighbour’s.’

Click here to read more about Bob Fuller over on the Canal and River Trust website.