Eel fishing is relatively new to me but some of my regular blog followers will know I had some success on a large 100 acre gravel pit last year but still didn’t manage to achieve my main target of a 6lb + fish and had to settle with my PB of 5lb 10oz. This year I have planned a campaign on a water that is located in close proximity to the lake I fished last year but has not, as far as I’m aware, been fished for eels. This water is virtually untapped specimen eel territory and may hold some monster surprises. I really enjoy this type of fishing and not knowing what a water holds just adds to the excitement.
The lake is 25 acres and holds numerous features from submerged dead trees, river inlets, outlets, deep margins and shallow bays. It wasn’t hard to locate an ideal swim that could hold some eels and I decided to start my campaign with a quick overnight session fishing less than 4ft out in 10ft of water on the edge of a river outlet. This deep water seemed perfect for some big eels and the river outlet would provide a good stable food source. The lake is rarely fished and only one or two dedicated carp anglers make an appearance.