Chilly bags target 41lb mirror

It may only be the end of January, but Ian ‘Chilly’ Chillcott has already caught one of his target fish for the year - this 41lb 2oz mirror from CEMEX Angling’s Westhampnett.

Long range tactics proved successful for the Aldershot-based Fox consultant who targeted a silty gully at 120yds range in 10ft of water on the 80-acre West Sussex venue. He baited the feature with 4kg of 10mm and 14mm Mainline Baits New Grange boilies along with a scattering of Response Pellets.

New Grange pop-up hookbaits were presented on hinged stiff link rigs tied with 30lb Fox Illusion and size 5 Arma Point SR hooks with 4ft of Adaptive Camouflage Leadcore.