One of Devon's biggest ever conger eels caught at 43lb

Losing a large conger from a popular Devon sea fishing mark did not deter Mark Frith who returned the following night and got his reward in the form of this 43lb specimen.

Fishing on Ilfracombe Pier, The Barnstaple based angler cast a side of mackerel to the spot where he had lost the eel the previous night and didn’t have to wait long before his bait was taken by the huge specimen. The fish, which is one of the biggest conger’s ever to be landed from the region, gave Mark an epic struggle before eventually succumbing to his 30lb main line and 60lb leader. Following some quick snaps of the camera it was then returned safely to the sea.

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