What is the world record for a conger eel?

What is the world record for a conger eel?

133 pounds and four ounces
According to Plymouth Fisheries, the current world record for an angler-caught conger eel stands at 133 pounds and four ounces. The eel caught last Thursday by the inshore trawler “Hope” weighed 131 pounds gutted, and was estimated at around 160 pounds alive.

What is the largest American eel ever recorded?

American eel

  • SIZE: Common length of the American eel is 50 cm (19.7 inches) with the maximum recorded length being 152 cm (59.8 inches).
  • RANGE: American eel are distributed between the Northwestern and Central Atlantic Ocean.
  • HABITAT: American eels are born in the Sargasso Sea.

What is the best bait for conger eels?

Best Baits Conger eels are best caught using whole live fish, hooked through the upper jaw behind the lip, with mackerel, pouting and whiting being the best options. Whole freshly killed fish can also be effective, with squid, herring, or pilchards working well. Crabs and lobsters can also be used to fish conger eels.

Are conger eels endangered?

Not extinct
Conger Eel/Extinction status

What eats the American eel?

Predators. Larger fish and fish-eating birds such as gulls, eagles and ospreys prey on the American eel.

Do people eat Conger?

The largest species of eel found in European waters, growing up to three meters in length the Conger is relatively common around Cornish shores living amongst rock and hiding inside shipwrecks. It is rarely eaten and usually chucked back when caught by fishermen.

What is the difference between Conger and eel?

As nouns the difference between eel and conger is that eel is any freshwater or marine fish of the order anguilliformes, which are elongated and resemble snakes while conger is any of several scaleless marine eels, of the genus conger , found in coastal waters.

Where do conger eels spawn?

Congers breed only once in their lives, at between 5 and 15 years of age (recent research indicates mainly at 5, with some living to 8). They migrate to deep water to spawn – some sources say as deep as 4000 m – in one or more areas between Gibraltar and the Azores in the mid-Atlantic.