After several weeks of unsuccessfully trying to land a big eel at a stillwater, Alan Stagg make the bold decision to give another local venue a shot and was rewarded almost instantly with this 4lb 14oz eel.
The Gardner Tackle ace had spent a dozen sessions chasing his target species without so much as a single bleep but that all changed when the specimen fell for a small dead rudd presented at around 30 yards out.
“The fight from an eel is always exciting and this was no exception. It had incredible power and its first run really tested my gear to the limit,” explained an elated Alan.
For more details on the tactics that fooled the big eel, pick up a copy of next week’s Angling Times, available for Tuesday July 12.