T19H7E8EEL RECORD THAT’S STILL STANDING -1978
SINCE the early 1990s, almost every British fish record has been bettered. But one remains that no angler has even come close to matching – the eel. Hampshire angler Steve Terry broke the record way back in 1978 with a massive 11lb 2oz snake from a local lake. He took it on a legered boilie intended for carp, and since then, even though eels claimed to be bigger have been caught, none have passed the stringent requirements needed for a record.
In fact, 10lb eels are rarer than the anglers who deliberately fish for the species, which makes Steve’s capture all those years ago all the more remarkable.