EEL specialist Steve Ricketts has accounted for one of the greatest-ever hauls of his favourite species.

The 48-year-old was targeting a notoriously tough pit when he landed super snakes weighing in at 9 lb 10 oz, 7 lb 3 oz, 5 lb 10 oz, 5 lb 5 oz and 2 lb 6 oz adding a bonus bream.

London-based Steve, author of excellent book Eels – The Final Frontier, reveals the full story behind this historic catch in this week’s Angler’s Mail magazine plus full catch pictures of this fish plus his 7 lb 3 oz giant.