May 15, 2015
UK: caught a monster size 155 lb conger eel
This week, a photo of a gigantic conger eel reported as being 20 feet (6 meter) long was published on the major British newspapers as:The Guardian, The Telegraph, The Express, the Mirror, but it was a big optical illusion.
The eel was caught by the inshore trawler "Hope" by skipper Scott Govier. The length of the fish was only around 7 feet and no more. Any way the fish was huge, because at the weight was 131 pounds gutted.
Probably the estimated weight would have been 155 pounds - 70.2 kilo. By comparison, the UK rod caught record, that is 133 pounds - 60.2 kilo.
Conger normally live in deep water wrecks, so it is unusual to catch them on open water.
Govier sold the conger eel to the Plymouth Fisheries for just over $65.
See world's biggest conger eel aver caught at Big fishes of the World web site