STEVE TERRY: Record Eel
THE capture of an 11lb 2oz eel by 17-year-old Steve Terry in June 1978 remains one of the best coarse fishing catches on several counts. First of all, it beat the old eel record by 2lb 8oz, but more importantly it’s a record that has never been bettered…. nobody has come remotely close!
Steve was fishing with a legered boilie when the specimen took the bait, marking the start of a protracted battle during which Steve was convinced that he was connected to a carp!