Pa­tience for a 5lb 3oz eel

Angling Times (UK) - - WELCOME -

CATCH­ING big eels by de­sign is tough, which is why spe­cial­ist rod Dave Har­man was cel­e­brat­ing af­ter the cap­ture of this 5lb 3oz spec­i­men.

It’s the first big eel he’s caught in al­most five years and was taken dur­ing a ses­sion at a south­ern still­wa­ter when he in­tro­duced a bed of dead mag­gots at 40 yards and fished the same bait on a size 6 Dren­nan T6 Rap­tor hook.

“I av­er­age 30 nights eel fish­ing dur­ing spring and sum­mer and this is the first one over the 4lb mark I’ve landed since July 2011,” said Dave.

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