'Gut feeling' leads to big eel

Gut feeling led Manchester-based rod Danny Taylor to this new pb eel of 6lb 10oz.

Targeting a water with no previous form for the species, the 32-year-old specimen angler fished through the night to take the big fish, backed up by two other eels of 5lb 4oz and 4lb.

Danny’s winning approach was legered rudd head on a size 4 hook to 15lb line with a 15lb wire trace.