Eel of 4lb 2oz taken from cold stillwater

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.