Quality over quantity roach fishing on a pond

I located a relatively clear spot on a previous visit to a pool and that’s where I headed for late evening.

It wasn’t totally clear of weed but I combated that by, once the lead hit the deck, not tightening up to it.

I turned the reel handle just enough to put me in touch with the bites.

I was fishing in the centre of the pond, which being small required just a gentle underarm swing.