T19H7E8EEL RECORD THAT’S STILL STAND­ING -1978

Angling Times (UK) - - TIPS & TACTICS -

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.

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