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Harry
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Re: Eels

Post by Harry » Mon Mar 24, 2014 12:04 pm

A 10oz Zander was caught from the Roding back in the 90's IIRC, It was despatched as they were not supposed to be in there... never heard of Eels though...!
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Re: Eels

Post by Pedro » Mon Mar 24, 2014 2:53 pm

I remember my Grandfather catching an eel in the late 1950s on my very 1st fishing trip with him

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Re: Eels

Post by Bigoll » Mon Mar 24, 2014 3:34 pm

I've caught several eels from the Roding over the past couple of years - the one below was from the Buckhurst Hill stretch in 2012. I've also enjoyed sitting on the bank during the summer watching great big eels swim downstream through the sun-dappled shallow water. I've never seen a zander or a pike for that matter, but I know the latter has been caught along the Debden stretch.

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Re: Eels

Post by GazTheAngler » Mon Mar 24, 2014 3:55 pm

I've had Eels out of the Wanstead Park stretch.

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Re: Eels

Post by Tengisgol » Mon Mar 24, 2014 6:26 pm

Many, many eels from the Roding over the years and one, when I was a boy, I remember delighted my East End nan when I brought it home to her alive and ready for the pot. Long time ago of course and before I understood how old and challenging their lifecycle was.
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Re: Eels

Post by Tench Dreamer » Mon Mar 24, 2014 10:17 pm

Any of you ever seen a Tench in there ?

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Re: Eels

Post by Tengisgol » Mon Mar 24, 2014 10:38 pm

Yes! There were always tench above Passingford Bridge in the '70's and Alby Hall put plenty into the millpool below.
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