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Giant conger eel caught by Plymouth fishermen

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It looks like something from a deep sea horror film. But this conger eel was caught by accident six miles off the coast of Devon. Measuring six metres (20ft) and weighing an impressive 59kg (131lb), the fish was snared in the nets of a trawler.

Pete Bromley, manager of Plymouth Fisheries, said: “This conger eel is a very large fish, and an unusual catch for a trawler. Conger move to very deep water and die after spawning, so, like all large congers caught off the south-west approaches, this fish is likely to be an unspawned female.

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