With the best December weather conditions for many years, Phil Kingsbury from Southwater, West Sussex made the most of his session this week on Temple catching the infamous GHOSTIE at arguably its record weight of 39lb 10oz
Phil fished peg 7 on the road bank landing the monster lunchtime on Saturday, and just to show that it was no fluke, he went on to also land a 25lb common.
Phil’s favoured Tiger Nut boilies once again did the business, this time a single 15mm critically balanced single boilie, fished tight to the island over a few freebies.
Looks like a dead cert for Decembers Fish of the Month at the Surrey venue
Having previously been regularly caught at weights around 39lb, the last couple of years saw Temple’s most infamous resident drop weight to sub 35lb. However, the past year has seen her slowly put weight back on being last caught in October 2015 at 37lb 15oz by Connor Cook. Having piled on nearly 2 lb in just over 6 weeks, the signs are now that by spring 2016, she will smash through the forty-pound barrier.