When the grapevine buzzed with news that Chillham Mill was fishing well, Keiron Hearn knew he had to get down there.
And the Sevenoaks rod was rewarded with two thirties, a twenty and this mirror, known as Chilly’s Fish, at a top weight of 48lb.
It was the second time Keiron had caught the fish at the Kent venue, though this time it was more than 5lb heavier.
He said: “I was working Sunday when I heard from a friend and great angler that he was on his sixth 30lb fish since Thursday, so I downed tools, packed the van and got down there thinking the big ones were on the feed before they spawned.
“That night I caught a 30lb 14oz mirror, a 30lb 9oz mirror and a 28lb 4oz common, then Chilly’s Fish at 48lb at 9am. I caught this fish back in August 2012 at 42lb 10oz, so it was great to see her again.”
Keiron fished tight to an island at 70 yards and presented a Mainline Cell dumbbell bottom bait in a Response Pellet PVA stick over a small bed of Cell boilies and Response Pellets. His rigs were short lengths of braid with size 6 wide-gape hooks.