back at it again. winter eel fishing

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back at it again. winter eel fishing

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hi all. back doing unseasonable eel fishing. even though its not winter yet. had my 1st 2 eels in the past week. 2.9 &2.2 it's a start
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Fair play to you again.
The old saying about why people climb mountains springs to mind, "coz they are there" and I think that goes with winter eeling! :thumbs:

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nicksuper7 wrote: Fri Nov 10 2023 18:36 -
hi all. back doing unseasonable eel fishing. even though its not winter yet. had my 1st 2 eels in the past week. 2.9 &2.2 it's a start
Good luck Nick 👍🏾
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Best of luck Nick, hope you bag that one your after :thumbs:
I’ve always been interested in eels, especially since watching Matt Hayes and Mick Brown catch them years ago. Never properly had a go fishing for them, maybe that’ll change next year :smile:

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Jack H wrote: Tue Nov 14 2023 08:15 -
Best of luck Nick, hope you bag that one your after :thumbs:
I’ve always been interested in eels, especially since watching Matt Hayes and Mick Brown catch them years ago. Never properly had a go fishing for them, maybe that’ll change next year :smile:

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fished over 40 years for them. and fished for everything else. but always go back to eels. just something about them. . if your interested in having a go. loads our there now about rigs etc etc. through NAC. and othere. YouTube. . Good luck
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nicksuper7 wrote: Tue Nov 14 2023 09:13 -
Jack H wrote: Tue Nov 14 2023 08:15 -
Best of luck Nick, hope you bag that one your after :thumbs:
I’ve always been interested in eels, especially since watching Matt Hayes and Mick Brown catch them years ago. Never properly had a go fishing for them, maybe that’ll change next year :smile:

Jack
fished over 40 years for them. and fished for everything else. but always go back to eels. just something about them. . if your interested in having a go. loads our there now about rigs etc etc. through NAC. and othere. YouTube. . Good luck
Cheers. I did watch the excellent video by drennan a few years ago about the 10lb plus eel that won the drennan weekly cup, what an amazing catch.

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Best of luck this winter Nick. I shall be rooting for you and hope that you get a real winter biggie mate! 👍
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Nice eel Nick, good luck for winter with them.
Didn’t get round to fishing the club lake for them but ironically lost a monster (4lb ish) on the river after barbel. Followed it downstream to get over a sunken log it was heading for.
Eventually lost it in some roots when I should have really landed it in the end. They can’t half fight in fast water.
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December eel sorted. not big but all welcome after 8 blanks. 1.10 .
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Well in mate👍
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:thumbs:
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That’s your Christmas present sorted then . :thumbs:
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Nice one Nick. :cool: :thumbs:
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Enjoyed reading last year's updates , you have some serious dedication 👏
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out again last night. 3 bites. 1 eel. .1.14.
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Nice one Nick, another December Eel. :cool: :thumbs:
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Well done Nick. Good to see your still catching despite all the recent non-stop poor weather.

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Nice one! :thumbs:
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one last go yesterday for 2023. small boot about a 1lb. but all welcome. roll on 2024.
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nicksuper7 wrote: Sat Dec 30 2023 13:32 -
one last go yesterday for 2023. small boot about a 1lb. but all welcome. roll on 2024.
On wards and upwards!

Do you get many 'nuisance fish' when eeling in winter?
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I only tend to fish sea baits. and the lake I fish has a good head of pike. but not had one yet.
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nicksuper7 wrote: Sat Dec 30 2023 13:52 -
I only tend to fish sea baits. and the lake I fish has a good head of pike. but not had one yet.
Interesting, thanks.
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What's the hardest month to catch eels in, and good luck
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nicksuper7 wrote: Sat Dec 30 2023 13:32 -
one last go yesterday for 2023. small boot about a 1lb. but all welcome. roll on 2024.
:cool: :thumbs:
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horseshoe3 wrote: Sat Dec 30 2023 19:17 -
What's the hardest month to catch eels in, and good luck
traditional months I would say are April till September.
but with the weather now I am not sure. . January was my hardest last year . but when water temp goes below 4 deg I see that as winter . its 7ish at the moment. 10 deg is good. .
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Thanks
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nicksuper7 wrote: Sun Dec 31 2023 09:16 -
horseshoe3 wrote: Sat Dec 30 2023 19:17 -
What's the hardest month to catch eels in, and good luck
traditional months I would say are April till September.
but with the weather now I am not sure. . January was my hardest last year . but when water temp goes below 4 deg I see that as winter . its 7ish at the moment. 10 deg is good. .
Did you manage a January eel this year? And how is February going?
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