Pair of 5lb-plus eels to roach deadbaits

Eel fishing ace Barry McConnell showed why he’s one of the best when he banked a brace of specimens both weighing over 5lb.
Fish weighing 5lb 15oz and 5lb 10oz fell to the angler from Derbyshire when he targeted a stillwater in south Manchester that he’d never fished before.
The bigger fish of the two was taken on a Dyson rig with a roach hookbait suspended in midwater, while a roach head presented on the bottom with a basic leger rig and a size 7 hook was used to fool the 5lb 10oz eel.