Eel preservation

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Eel preservation

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For all that fish for Eels.
Some useful information.
https://www.nationalanguillaclub.co.uk/liphookyoureels
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Good stuff.

Oddly enough the short hooklink, light bobbin, baitrunner approach is what I've been using for a few years now and I don't deep hook many eels. Mainly because I don't hook many at all! :laughs:
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davelumb wrote: Fri Aug 06 2021 13:02 -
Good stuff.

Oddly enough the short hooklink, light bobbin, baitrunner approach is what I've been using for a few years now and I don't deep hook many eels. Mainly because I don't hook many at all! :laughs:
Something we have in common Mr Lumb
The no catching part that is :grin:
In my case I haven’t had a chance this year . ( fingers crossed)
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I've given up.

The final straw was last time out when a tench angler caught a big eel minutes after I'd set up. It looked a good three from a way off and the bugger didn't even weigh it. :hissy: :hissy: :hissy: :hissy:

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Funnily enough,I was fishing a lake recently for catfish
The angler opposite had 3 Eels on luncheon meat (I’ve never heard of any in there previously)
Two of them looked like good fish .
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Happy Hayes wrote: Sat Aug 07 2021 09:59 -
Funnily enough,I was fishing a lake recently for catfish
The angler opposite had 3 Eels on luncheon meat (I’ve never heard of any in there previously)
Two of them looked like good fish .
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Must try luncheon meat.
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Well worth getting behind lip hook eels campaign. The rigs shown really do work the twig ive been using for a while and Ive not deep hook a eel since
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davelumb wrote: Sat Aug 07 2021 15:29 -
Happy Hayes wrote: Sat Aug 07 2021 09:59 -
Funnily enough,I was fishing a lake recently for catfish
The angler opposite had 3 Eels on luncheon meat (I’ve never heard of any in there previously)
Two of them looked like good fish .
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Must try luncheon meat.
They love it!
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SamG wrote: Tue Aug 10 2021 20:20 -
davelumb wrote: Sat Aug 07 2021 15:29 -
Happy Hayes wrote: Sat Aug 07 2021 09:59 -
Funnily enough,I was fishing a lake recently for catfish
The angler opposite had 3 Eels on luncheon meat (I’ve never heard of any in there previously)
Two of them looked like good fish .
Regards
Tom
Must try luncheon meat.
They love it!
I'll put a tin on my shopping list!
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Happy Hayes wrote: Fri Aug 06 2021 10:33 -
For all that fish for Eels.
Some useful information.
https://www.nationalanguillaclub.co.uk/liphookyoureels
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Tom
very informative , will be looking at my rigs more closely now , especially shortening the hook link and the twigg rigg looks good too.....
my rigs are similar but could do with shortening by a few inches.... :thumbs:
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Many years ago we used to fish on Our Unity out of Brixham.
Skipper showed us a "rig" which had us doubting his sanity.
Basically it was a wire coat hanger straightened out and bent into a L shaped boom with the arm about a foot long
A 10/0 hook was attached by threading it on the wire and a few twists to secure it.
2lb weight tied to the angle in the boom and off you go.
Most congers were lip hooked and there were no shortage of them.
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Kev Berry wrote: Sun Aug 22 2021 09:19 -
Many years ago we used to fish on Our Unity out of Brixham.
Skipper showed us a "rig" which had us doubting his sanity.
Basically it was a wire coat hanger straightened out and bent into a L shaped boom with the arm about a foot long
A 10/0 hook was attached by threading it on the wire and a few twists to secure it.
2lb weight tied to the angle in the boom and off you go.
Most congers were lip hooked and there were no shortage of them.
That rig was obviously designed by someone who really understood rig mechanics (unlike a lot of internet carpers)
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stubbojo wrote: Sat Aug 21 2021 22:13 -
Happy Hayes wrote: Fri Aug 06 2021 10:33 -
For all that fish for Eels.
Some useful information.
https://www.nationalanguillaclub.co.uk/liphookyoureels
Regards
Tom
very informative , will be looking at my rigs more closely now , especially shortening the hook link and the twigg rigg looks good too.....
my rigs are similar but could do with shortening by a few inches.... :thumbs:
Just like this forum ,they have some very good thinking Angler’s
The preservation of the Eel is obviously high , just as it is on here for the pike

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Happy Hayes wrote: Mon Aug 23 2021 15:49 -
stubbojo wrote: Sat Aug 21 2021 22:13 -
Happy Hayes wrote: Fri Aug 06 2021 10:33 -
For all that fish for Eels.
Some useful information.
https://www.nationalanguillaclub.co.uk/liphookyoureels
Regards
Tom
very informative , will be looking at my rigs more closely now , especially shortening the hook link and the twigg rigg looks good too.....
my rigs are similar but could do with shortening by a few inches.... :thumbs:
Just like this forum ,they have some very good thinking Angler’s
The preservation of the Eel is obviously high , just as it is on here for the pike

Regards
Tom
made some very short wire rigs today , going to give them ago on the eels about 150mm
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I’ve never deep hooked a big eel, they seem to struggle getting a half mackerel and pair of size four trebles down! Genuinely that’s how I’ve caught all my better ones ( whilst piking🤣)and they are all hooked in the lip, admittedly I get about four million dropped runs on that setup🤣
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Stubbojo ,Let me know how you get on .
Works mad at the moment for me . Hopefully I’ll get a chance for the Eels in a week or two.
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suffolk si wrote: Tue Aug 24 2021 21:17 -
I’ve never deep hooked a big eel, they seem to struggle getting a half mackerel and pair of size four trebles down! Genuinely that’s how I’ve caught all my better ones ( whilst piking🤣)and they are all hooked in the lip, admittedly I get about four million dropped runs on that setup🤣
Funnily enough a few years ago while bait fishing I lost the same Eel three times
Dare I say it .but it was a good un :laughs:
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suffolk si wrote: Tue Aug 24 2021 21:17 -
I’ve never deep hooked a big eel, they seem to struggle getting a half mackerel and pair of size four trebles down! Genuinely that’s how I’ve caught all my better ones ( whilst piking🤣)and they are all hooked in the lip, admittedly I get about four million dropped runs on that setup🤣
last season i had a nice eel on a mackerel tail intended for pike,size 4 trebles
and just lip hooked .....will try this again nothing to lose , pike or eel win win ...
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Happy Hayes wrote: Tue Aug 24 2021 21:17 -
Stubbojo ,Let me know how you get on .
Works mad at the moment for me . Hopefully I’ll get a chance for the Eels in a week or two.
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not doing too good on the eels as of late , getting plenty perch , and the pike are starting to take my baits intended for the sniggs......
will let you know how i get on with the wire rigs ....cant see a big eel turning its nose up at the bait on a wire trace .......
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A video by Barry - Liphook your eels

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Good stuff Steve ..
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