My youngest grandson, Zen, was here at Waitete Bay in the school holidays a few months ago and made friends with a boy across the road. These boys are 8 years old so the imagination is very active. Over the last few months they had talked of this giant that had the power to swallow a man in a single bite and that after they had seen this creature and its fearsome mouth a plan was hatched to land this monster. For the last few days these fearless hunters had fed this monster and today was the day they planned on capturing it.
Only boys of this age can summon the courage to do battle against such a huge enemy and this they did. There were no news cameras, no safety officers and not even a camera to record this event.
Im pleased to announce though that the Great White Eel of Waitete Bay has been defeated.
The successful angler showed a length of just under 5ft on the wall, another witness showed a length of 30 inches but its simply didnt matter as the monster had been defeated.
Zen is the defeater and therefore the champion.
(the eel was released unfortunatly with the hook that had been swallowed, deep inside)
also ran in the great Gurnard Grunta Hunter 2016