5lb 10oz Eel For Nick Hughes

A two-year quest to land a big eel ended in style for Nick Hughes when he won the battle with this 5lb 10oz fish.

He’s been fishing exclusively for eels throughout the summer months with only small fish to show for his efforts, but he finally struck gold at a Midlands Stillwater with the specimen that sets a new personal best.

It was a John Sidley rig baited with a roach section that provided the all-important take for the 34-year-old from Worcestershire.

“There have been times during the last two years when I’ve questioned what I’m doing because fishing for big eels is really, really tough,” said Nick.

“I’d go seven or eight sessions without a bite and have spent lots of money, but this fish makes it all worthwhile.”