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A CLUB water has thrown up what could be one of the big­gest eels ever to be landed in the UK.

Carp an­gler Tony Baker float­fished a worm just inches from the bank dur­ing a ses­sion on the Farn­ham AS-con­trolled Still­wa­ter Front Lake when the float dipped, and af­ter a bruis­ing bat­tle the gi­ant fish fi­nally slid in the net.

Once on the scales, the dial swung round to a stag­ger­ing 8lb 8oz. That would make it the sev­enth-largest ex­am­ple of the species ever banked, ac­cord­ing to data sup­plied by the Na­tional An­guilla Club.

Checks of the scales are due to be per­formed in the com­ing weeks to con­firm the true weight of the eel.

For more de­tails on the club visit www. farn­haman­gling­so­ci­

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