Now that my status is EEL

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Bob Brookes
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Now that my status is EEL

Post by Bob Brookes » Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:30 am

Just a bit if fun from an eel wrangling session I had a few years ago. I have shown these before but they still make me smile so, any excuse! :Ok:

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Re: Now that my status is EEL

Post by Marc » Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:38 am

That’s a beauty, Bob. They are difficult to wrangle, but the fight like a fish twice their size. Just wish there was more of them about. Congrats on your milestone.
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Re: Now that my status is EEL

Post by Wallys-Cast » Mon Mar 12, 2018 12:52 pm

Bob I think your supposed to calm them down by reading the newspaper to them. Something like that anyway.

Great pics mate.

Wal.

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Re: Now that my status is EEL

Post by Keston » Mon Mar 12, 2018 12:54 pm

Made me smile too so thanks for sharing.

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Re: Now that my status is EEL

Post by OldTackle » Mon Mar 12, 2018 11:00 pm

Sorry mate, but I first thought wow, how green it is in GB for the time of year! And how much of a 'warrior' you must be to be without shirt. I had more than one of such size and when I remember I have to say I am glad I have no pictures of myself compared to you handling IT so nicely!
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Re: Now that my status is EEL

Post by PershoreHarrier » Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:04 pm

Eels are generally very placid fish but when confronted by a semi-naked man they become excitable as is demonstrated here.

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Re: Now that my status is EEL

Post by RBTraditional » Tue Mar 13, 2018 5:45 pm

Wallys-Cast wrote:
Mon Mar 12, 2018 12:52 pm
Bob I think your supposed to calm them down by reading the newspaper to them. Something like that anyway.

Great pics mate.

Wal.
Yep, read them the Guardian...that’ll send em to sleep!
Can we call you Eric now? :Chuckle:
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Re: Now that my status is EEL

Post by AllRounder » Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:24 pm

Four photos that have convinced me never to target specimen eels. :Hahaha: :Hahaha:

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Re: Now that my status is EEL

Post by Hovis » Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:04 pm

I've got a soft spot for the humble eel.
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Re: Now that my status is EEL

Post by RBTraditional » Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:03 pm

Wow that’s a cracking “Eric” Hovis, I too love eels, much to the disgust off my fishing mate! May I ask how big it went? I’ve had a few gooduns, the biggest going 6.08lb and too my eyes looked a monster....
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