Huge eel landed in Stafford Moor contest

Keen match angler Mick Simpson was given a major shock during the latest event at Stafford Moor when he banked a 5lb 12oz eel.

The Worksop-based rod had made the 550-mile round trip to the Devon complex and drew peg 8 on Tanners Lake in the contest.

Several carp to 8lb fell for his bomb and pellet attack in the early stages before the specimen made its way into the net.

It isn’t the first large eel to be reported from the venue, with unconfirmed rumours suggesting fish to 10lb have been taken in the past.