The National Anguilla Club’s first fish-in of the year at a Hampshire stillwater produced this 5lb 13oz eel for Nick Duffy.
The society’s social officer landed a total of five fish including others of 4lb 1oz, two of 3lb 10oz and 2lb 9oz, all of which came to worm hookbaits offered over a bed of maggots.
“It was a good start to the season for me,” Nick said. “There was 15 of us fishing and the lake bailiff donated all the money raised to the Jodi and Ella Memorial Charity that one of our members, Baz Fisher, who caught a new pb of 5lb 2oz, runs.”
Nick used John Sidley rigs tied with size 6 barbless Ashima hooks and 45lb Kryston Quicksilver.