Chilly beats the ice with six-fish haul

A search for ice-free waters led Ian Chillcott to a successful session at Rookley Country Park on the Isle of Wight.

The Fox consultant and BT Sport presenter, who had cancelled a number of recent trips due to frozen venues, bagged five twenties to 28lb 7oz and a 31lb 2oz mirror, despite the ice catching up with him.

The Hampshire-based angler also managed to leave his boilies at home and ended up fishing with maggots for the first time in years.

He said: “What a great session that turned out to be. I had the 28-pounder and the thirty as I was packing up.”

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