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FORMER Angler’s Mail Specimen Cup champion Tony Gibson has amassed one of the largest eel hauls ever topped by a personal best 6 lb 14 oz snake.

The Northampton Specimen Group chairman made the strenuous 23-fish haul over a 48-hour period at CEMEX Angling’s Horton complex, Berkshire.

For the fascinating full story and photograph, read this week’s Angler’s Mail magazine (August 23 issue).

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