“These big eels chewed a hole in my net” – Kevin Clarke

by Angling Times |

“I had a brilliant eel session the other day, landing this 5lb 2oz fish alongside a brace of four-pounders and around 30 smaller ones.

“I retained the fish in a keepnet, hoping to take a photo of the largest brace, but it wasn’t to be, as the eels chewed a hole in the mesh and a load of them escaped! The hole was so big I could fit my hand through it.

“All the fish fell to prawn hookbaits, fished on short hooklinks made from 10lb braid – which I doubled up for extra abrasion-resistance – and size 6 barbless Korum Grappler hooks."

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