Calne valley pit produces 5lb 12oz eel to feeder fishing tactics

A recent 48-hour session on a Colne Valley pit paid dividends for Farnborough-based angler Ken Hellewell when his efforts were rewarded with this 5lb 12oz eel.

Caught on the second night of the stint, the big snake fell to Ken’s feeder tactics after the speci-hunter had laid down a carpet of feed, including groundbait containing one and a half pints of dead maggots and chopped worms to get the eels feeding.

Ken used 12lb Magibraid, 10lb Big Game line and a size 8 Drennan hook to land the big fish.