Biggest eel of year after hunch proves correct

Barry Fisher had his instincts to thank for the capture of this 5lb 11oz eel. The National Anguilla Club member suspected that big fish were lurking on a Warwickshire venue he had never fished before, and he was proved right when his first cast resulted in the specimen, taken on a legered roach head cast 40 yards to a gravel bar. 
This is the biggest eel reported this year. Barry’s rig consisted of a size 6 barbless hook tied to 35lb Kryston Quicksilver hooklink with 40lb braided mainline. He rounded off the session with another eel of 4lb 4oz.