Rangi Goodman (left) and Don Edwards hold a monster eel. It was caught by their friend Warren Kennedy, from the Wainuiomata River in June 1965. Weighing 16 kilograms, and 1.68 metres long, it had a girth of 81 centimetres. While eeling, Mr Kennedy had noticed what he thought was a log, and moved aside. But when the ‘log’ followed he realised what it was, and speared it. The largest recorded longfin eel weighed in at 24 kilograms.
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