how to tame a eel.

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Re: how to tame a eel.

Post by Snape » Sun Jun 10, 2012 9:58 am

That's a monster Bob :thumb: . How heavy was it?
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Re: how to tame a eel.

Post by BobH » Sun Jun 10, 2012 10:34 am

Snape wrote:That's a monster Bob :thumb: . How heavy was it?
Snape; it was 7lbs 2ozs, after about another 1000 rod hrs I hooked an even bigger Eel, it was still hanging on the outside of a 50inch Landing net when it dropped off and back into the pond.

I gave up Eel fishing after that loss, life was just too short.

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Re: how to tame a eel.

Post by Bowles » Sun Jun 10, 2012 4:15 pm

BobH wrote:
Snape wrote:That's a monster Bob :thumb: . How heavy was it?
Snape; it was 7lbs 2ozs, after about another 1000 rod hrs I hooked an even bigger Eel, it was still hanging on the outside of a 50inch Landing net when it dropped off and back into the pond.

I gave up Eel after that loss, life was just too short.

Bob
An even bigger eel, blimey mate that would have been a real monster if you had got it in, thats not knocking your 7lb eel either because that is a fish of a life time! WELL DONE SIR! :hat:

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Re: how to tame a eel.

Post by Santiago » Mon Jun 11, 2012 10:31 am

I try hard not to touch the eels that I catch, and where possible unhook them in the landing net with forceps, using the weight of the eel to dislodge the hook. If deeply hooked, which is very rare, I cut the line rather than messing about with a disgorger!!
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Re: how to tame a eel.

Post by Alan H » Sat Aug 18, 2012 9:18 pm

I had been reading about this method of stroking the Eel and even saw some video of it, low and behold within a few weeks I had hooked an Eel and decided to try this out, I put my left hand over the head and eyes, with my right hand I laid it onto it's side and then stroked down from head to tail with my hand still over the eyes, I stood up and went to get a disgorger, the Eel lying perfectly still.

2 old guys fishing either side of me were transfixed, they thought I had got some sort of gift, anyway I was able to remove the hook in my own time and then return it to the water, as soon as it touched the water it sprang back to life and shot off.

I now look forward to picking up an Eel so I can practice it again, I've done it 3 times since, it really works like magic.

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Re: how to tame a eel.

Post by Vole » Sun Aug 19, 2012 9:00 am

You do have a sort of gift - you're a member of this forum!
Just be careful to let on where you learned it before they start wearing cloves of garlic and drifting round to the opposite side of the lake when you pitch up; from "Wicker-basket man" to Wicca man to Wicker Man isn't far...
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Re: how to tame a eel.

Post by Snape » Sun Aug 19, 2012 10:32 am

Vole wrote:You do have a sort of gift - you're a member of this forum!
Just be careful to let on where you learned it before they start wearing cloves of garlic and drifting round to the opposite side of the lake when you pitch up; from "Wicker-basket man" to Wicca man to Wicker Man isn't far...
Something like this....?
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For Fish is Fisher of Man who Fishes
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