Trio of roach bests from Lochnaw

Scottish roach haven Lochnaw Castle produced the goods for visiting anglers yet again last week, with Scott Ashworth smashing his personal best three times in a single session, capped by this 3lb 4oz specimen.

The National Anguilla Club official decided to target the venue’s eel population, but when they refused to play ball, switched his attention to the roach.

After laying down a carpet of groundbait laced with various particles, he presented a maggot feeder on a helicopter rig over the top and before long received a savage take from the big redfin.

“My previous roach best was 1lb 15oz and after a fantastic battle this huge roach slipped over the net,” explained Scott, who also took fish of 2lb 10oz and 2lb 5oz during the session.

“My dad’s personal best of 2lb 4oz had stood for 45 years and he also smashed that with a 2lb 8oz specimen – Lochnaw really is roach fishing heaven,” he added.