Bill Hodkin knew he was in the right peg at Darenth Big Lake as he banked three 40s and a 30 from a swim with a unique feature.
The pro golfer caught mirrors of 46lb 14oz, 44lb 4oz, 40lb 6oz and 33lb 3oz in three nights at the Kent water.
The 49-year-old was aware fish were in the area because the swim, known as the White Post, features a depth marker over 95yds out that sways when fish bash into it.
“The post swings when the fish rub against it and it started going as I was setting up,” said Bill, who placed a single rod in this area.
“At 8.30pm the post rod was away, which resulted in a very long mirror at 44lb 4oz.”
A 33lb 3oz mirror followed at midnight from another rod at 56yds’ range, before the same rod produced a mirror known as Jack the Ripper at 46lb 14oz – a new personal best.
“It all went quiet after that,” said Bill, “the next night nothing happened and I was going to go home, but the fishing head was well on so I stayed for the last night.
“Early on the final morning the post rod was away and again after a great battle I slipped the net under the third 40 of the session. It weighed 40lb 6oz.