One of the UK’s most popular commercial fisheries has produced the biggest eel of the year at 8lb 12oz.
Stafford Moor, in Dolton, Devon, proved why many believe that it could soon produce a fish over the current British best when local eel fishing fanatic Alan Jump netted the huge specimen during a session on Tanners Lake.
The new venue record measured 45 inches in length, with a 10 inch girth, and it more than doubled the National Anguilla Club Member’s personal best.
It fell to a legered a roach deadbait on a running leger rig from peg 17.
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