On this map you see where there were observations of Roach around the world, to give you an idea in which continents, countries and waters you can find this fish species.
Years 2000 until now, source: GBIF
Lightweight fly fishing for roach can be a lot of fun. In warm weather they'll come up to grab insects from the surface, the take could be mistaken for a brownie...
You can fish for roach all year round, but the warm and cold weather fishing will differ. In warm weather they will come up to take insects from the surface, whereas in cold weather they'll be down deep sitting near the bottom. You can then still target them by using a nymph and a sinking line. They're almost always in a shoal, so if you catch one it's very likely that more will follow.
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