First ever eel at 6lb

Steve Grinham’s first ever session in search of big eels couldn’t have gone any better when the Edgware, London, man won the battle with a 6lb 1oz specimen.
He started his visit to a venue in the south with a 3lb fish on a legered worm, but the best was yet to come when the new personal best made off with the same hookbait. This time it was suspended off the deck with the help of a ‘Dyson’ rig.
Both fell to a braided hooklink and size 8 Korda hooks. “When I went to net the biggest fish the first time I failed because I didn’t realise it was 3ft 6ins long,” he said.