Eel fishing is often associated with the warmer months but Adrian Eves ripped up the rule book when he took this 4lb 2oz fish from a Reading DAA club water.
The Dynamite Baits-backed angler used a bunch of lobworms and had to wait until darkness before the action commenced.
A steady take soon saw Adrian doing battle with the specimen during a heavy rain storm.
“I was absolutely delighted as this is one of my best captures for a long time, especially as it was out the recognised months for eel fishing. It’s always great when a plan comes together!” he said.