Seven-fish hit from Acton

Fishing three swims in four nights helped Scott Rodgers bank a big hit from Acton’s Bottom Lake.

Mirrors of 31lb 15oz, 39lb 14oz and 46lb 8oz fell to roving tactics that also accounted for four other fish.

Scott took advantage of having the seven-acre Shropshire venue to himself during his stay and moved swims regularly to maximise his chances.

The Derbyshire rod said: “It was fantastic fishing. Four great days of angling and I broke my personal best by 10oz.

“I had the big girl at about 8.30am and having returned her I had the 39lb 14oz immediately – 30 seconds later! All the fish were in fantastic condition.”

Scott, who also had two mid-double mirrors, a 12lb common and a 21lb 2oz mirror, fished one night in the Middle Road swim, the next in the First Road peg and moved to the opposite side of the lake to spend the last two in the Island swim.

The 47-year-old butcher’s proprietor fed 13kg of Key Bait Solutions’ Rhino boilies and caught his fish on pop-ups and snowman rigs.

He said: “Luckily I had the lake to myself so I baited my third of the lake and fished short for the first couple of days to allow the fish to have a free feed, then fished a bit more centrally after that.”