The first of these waters is a place I know very well and it regularly produces eels, although these are generally quite small, I know of a few larger specimens that have came out in the last year or so.
The second venue is a syndicate water which I have joined for the year, this water has produced very large eels in the past, mainly to carp anglers.
The third venue is a very difficult water to fish, very clear water, low stock density, and it is also very snaggy but I have heard rumours of it producing very large eels in the past.
Over the warmer months I am planning to night fish these waters as often as time will allow. I have spent some time over the past few months gathering info and carrying out recces, getting suitable tackle ready, rig making and doing a lot of reading on eel fishing.
The longstanding British record eel of 11lb 2oz caught by Stephen Terry in 1978, what a fish !
I have still only caught 5 pike this season but I am fairly confident that I will be able to get into double figures and hopefully get at least 1 double figure fish as well.