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Big eel goes on feed as temperature drops

Timing was everything for specimen angler George Horne after he slipped the net under this 6lb 11oz eel.The 24-year-old from Bedfordshire, was fishing for carp on the Biggleswade & Hitchin AA controlled Gingerbread Lake when a sudden drop in temperature provided him the opportunity to change tack and target eels. Environment Agency Fishery Officer, George turned up to the venue ...

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  • 08 November 2015

One of Devon's biggest ever conger eels caught at 43lb

Losing a large conger from a popular Devon sea fishing mark did not deter Mark Frith who returned the following night and got his reward in the form of this 43lb specimen.Fishing on Ilfracombe Pier, The Barnstaple based angler cast a side of mackerel to the spot where he had lost the eel the previous night and didn’t have to ...

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  • 16 October 2014

44lb conger eel beached

A cod fishing session produced a surprise for Sam Quilliam when he won the battle with this huge 44lb conger eel.The specimen smashes his personal best for the species by over 40lb and almost stripped the line completely off his reel when it took off with his lugworm hookbait that was attached to a 2/0 pulley pennel rig.It took the ...

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  • 25 October 2013

Sea Jay Fishing Charters boat hire

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  • 20 August 2012

Brace of monster 100lb-plus conger eels caught!

Two friends have boated what is believed to be the biggest brace of conger eels in history….two huge fish with a combined weight of 209lb! Fanatical sea anglers Simon Hughes and Mark Nelson won their strength-sapping battles with monsters from the deep weighing 106lb and 103lb while fishing over a wreck out of Torquay, Devon. The duo, from South Wales, ...

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  • 05 September 2011

Mackerel bait lures giant conger!

A simple mackerel flapper fished at anchor uptide of an English Channel wreck lured this sensational chunky 78llb conger eel for Hampshire-based angler Andy Matthews.   He fished aboard Ocean Warrior 3, skippered by Dave Elliott out of Newhaven, East Sussex.   Read the lowdown on all the latest salwater catches, tips and tactics, only in the new Sea Angler ...

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  • 19 August 2011

Newhaven charter fishing boat Venture

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  • 28 July 2011

40lb 6oz conger caught off south Wales coast

The new conger season is well and truly underway and one boat angler to hook an early fish is Canterbury, Kent-based rod Andrew Griffith, seen here with a 40lb 6oz fish taken out of Penarth on the South Wales coast. The tempting bait was mackerel and squid cocktail fished on a running leger from local boat White Water, skippered by ...

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  • 21 April 2011


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