STEVE TERRY: Record Eel

Angling Times (UK) - - 50 GREATEST CATCHES -

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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!

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