Daniel Woolcott’s 3lb 4oz roach

Second on the list of big roach catches for this week was this fin-perfect 3lb 4oz specimen taken by Daniel Woolcott.

Similarly to Mark the London-based specimen hunter also targeted a large Southern gravel pit and cast a 50g cage feeder to a spot at 50 yards in hope of a bite.

He said: “On my first night I managed a perfect roach weighing 3lb 4oz which was followed by a 2lb 12oz and 2lb 2oz brace.

“It’s great when a plan comes together!”

All three fish were caught on red maggots on a size 18 hook with short helicopter rigs and 5lb fluorocarbon hooklinks.