A year-long quest for a big eel paid off in fine style for Mason Whitaker with this specimen weighing 6lb on the nose.
Targeting a stillwater in North Yorkshire, Mason had to put in some serious graft before he was richly rewarded for his efforts.
“I fished every corner of the lake on different pegs and swims in search of a big eel but never managed to catch one,” he told us.
“There was one swim I had always wanted to fish though, with a bunch of lily pads that seemed a good holding feature. I presented a roach head on a Dyson rig 3ft off these and was rewarded with this beautiful fish!
“All my hard work and persistence paid off.”