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Access a couple of pages on freshwater fish (8)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

approach

Here is my best explanation:

'access' is the definition.

('approach' can be a synonym of 'access')

'a couple of pages on freshwater fish' is the subsidiary indication.

'couple of' shows that letters should be duplicated.

'pages' becomes 'p'.

'on' is a charade indicator (letters next to each other).

'freshwater fish' becomes 'roach' (I've seen this before**).

'p' duplicated is 'pp'.

'a'+'pp'+'roach'='approach'

This clue was last seen in The Telegraph

(Other definitions for approach that I've seen before include "Come towards", "Near", "Come near - means of access", "Avenue", "Get closer to", "Come closer", "Move towards", "Advance towards", "Drae near" and "Come near or nearer to".)

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