Kent-based all-rounder Daniel Woolcott drove nearly 1,000 miles across the UK to land two new personal bests.
The first target was a big roach from the famous Lochnaw near Stranraer, Scotland. Daniel fed an area at 70 yards with groundbait which was laced with hemp and maggot. With only a few small roach to show for his efforts after the first night his confidence was low. But the second evening he received a series of bleeps and was soon lifting into a big fish.
“I could feel solid resistance. My angling companion for the session James Champkin thought it might have been a trout, but once we got it closer we could see it was a huge roach!” explained Daniel.
The scales swung round to 2lb 11oz, a new personal best for Daniel. He also landed another big roach of 2lb 6oz before making the long journey back to Kent.
Next on his list was a big rudd. He used identical tactics at Buckland Lake fishery and was rewarded at 4am with a new personal best rudd of 3lb 8oz!
Both fish were beaten using 5lb fluorocarbon mainline and size 12 Drennan Super Specialist Hooks. Drennan Super Specialist Micro Barbed hooks are produced in extra strong high carbon steel. Their toughness and reliability for hooking and landing big fish is legendary.
This capture was awarded a weekly Drennan Cup in Angling Times on the 25th of November.