Three Linch Hill thirties

Scott Lloyd has tamed Linch Hill’s Christchurch Lake in recent weeks, banking three thirties in two sessions.

The 24-year-old bagged a 39lb 4oz common and mirrors of 35lb 14oz mirror and 29lb 8oz during his first three-night stay, and returned a week later to snare a scaly 31lb 14oz specimen.

The Crewe rod travelled south to the Oxfordshire complex for his first session and managed to get in position before a change in the wind direction.

He said: “I applied the bait and got the rods out quickly before the wind swung. Shortly afterwards, the wind kicked in and just as I had predicted the fish moved in and the rigs were waiting! It’s nice when things go to plan because, as we all know, it’s so easy to be so wrong.”

Scott used 5kg of Sticky’s Krill boilies and pellets during each session and fished with Korda rig bits.