Big eel goes on feed as temperature drops

Timing was everything for specimen angler George Horne after he slipped the net under this 6lb 11oz eel.
The 24-year-old from Bedfordshire, was fishing for carp on the Biggleswade & Hitchin AA controlled Gingerbread Lake when a sudden drop in temperature provided him the opportunity to change tack and target eels.
Environment Agency Fishery Officer, George turned up to the venue where he cast a lead rig with a solid PVA bag filled with crushed Innovate squid flavour boilies to a weed bed at around 40yds out.
When darkness fell his rod bent over as the huge specimen took his single lobworm baited on a size 6 Nash Fang hook.