Kieran hooks a 76lb beauty during Mexico trip

Kieran proudly shows off the huge Sailfish
Kieran proudly shows off the huge Sailfish

A BURNFOOT teenager claimed the catch of the day during a recent family holiday to Mexico.

Kieran Walley, from McLagan Drive, was enjoying a fishing trip with five other boats when he landed this mammoth foot by five inches Sailfish, which weighed in at a gigantic 76lbs.

The 13-year-old was the only one to catch a Sailfish which, because it is an endangered species, was safely returned back to the sea to fight another day.

Currently in second year at Hawick High, Kieran described the experience as “absolutely awesome” and is now planning to continue fishing by joining the school’s angling club.