How to fish for big eels

Mark Parker, of Improve Your Coarse Fishing magazine, met up with specialist big-fish angler Julian Chidgey on the banks of St Ives Lakes in Cambridgeshire to enjoy a session fishing for big specimen eels.

Julian - a Drennan Cup winner - explains how he likes to keep his rigs as simple as possible when fishing for big eels - perhaps the most enigmatic and missunderstood of all British coarse fishing species.

Julian also details why he likes fishing for eels, and what to look for when picking a water when targeting eels.

He also explains how to overcome one of the most frustrating problems associated with fishing for eels - how to unhook them quickly and easily, without becoming covered in slime.

Julian explains all in the video below. To watch the video click on the image below.