THIS EEL exclusively reported to Angler’s Mail magazine at a staggering 13 lb 1 oz appears to have no chance of becoming a new British record – unless it is caught again.

David Saunders, from Lydd, Kent, was carping at Idenwood Fishery, East Sussex, when the super snake struck.

But as he had no independent witnesses he won’t be able to claim the British best.

For the full picture, David’s exclusive story plus an essential round-up of the biggest eels ever caught on rod and line read this week’s Angler’s Mail magazine.