Eel best rocked by carp an­gler

Angling Times (UK) - - THIS WEEK -

A claimed 11lb eel has been landed from a still­wa­ter in Lon­don.

The fish was foul-hooked by Steve Wal­ters from North Lon­don while fish­ing for carp with boilie.s

The cur­rent Bri­tish record for the species stands at 11lb 2oz, landed in 1978 and on re­flec­tion of his cap­ture Steve said: “It wasn’t un­til the day af­ter I caught the eel that I re­alised how close to the record it was. “If I knew I would have taken my time and been re­ally thor­ough about the weigh­ing and the pho­tog­ra­phy of the eel.

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