one bite for an eel that so nearly made the 6lb mark

One bite at 3.30am accounted for one of the biggest eels of the season in the sinuous form of this fantastic 5lb 15oz specimen. 

The fine fish was banked by 31-year-old Supply Chain manager Chris Mason, who fished the classic approach of lobworms on a Dyson rig over a bed of chopped worms, during an overnight session on a Midlands gravel pit. 

Chris said: “I’ve struggled to get out fishing this season but I felt like the weather was right for it at the weekend and managed to get a quick overnighter in. 

“I only had the one run which resulted in the big eel, which beat my old pb by 2oz.”

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