Roach hotspot produces huge 3lb specimen

A decision to brave heavy rain and driving winds proved more than worthwhile for Scott Ashworth when he netted this 3lb roach from Lochnaw Loch.

The fishery boss pitched up on a renowned hotspot at the Scottish silverfish haven and rigged up a simple helicopter feeder rig with a worm and maggot cocktail hookbait.

“The conditions were horrendous but when fish like this could be your reward it is worth taking a chance and battling against the elements,” explained Scott, who tempted the fish by fishing close to a large weedbed 50 yards out.