Big eels often turn up in the most unlikely spots as David Lambert found out when he netted a trio of fish to 7lb 2oz during a session on a farm pond.
The Brighton-based rod made his debut trip to the water close to his home and legered a small dead roach alongside a handful of chopped up freebies.
Fish of 5lb and 6lb were banked but the memorable session was capped off when his new personal best found the hookbait.
“I’d experienced a number of blanks on a large water and all I really wanted was a run to get back into the swing of things. Thankfully, I got a lot more than a bargained for with three fantastic specimens,” explained David.