Longfin eel; photo by Steve Moore

Longfin eel; photo by Steve Moore

Close up of Longfin eel, Lake Pounui, Wairarapa. Photo: David Kelly.

Close up of Longfin eel, Lake Pounui, Wairarapa. Photo: David Kelly.

The Longfin eel source: NIWA

The Longfin eel source: NIWA

The longfin eel that Don jellyman is holding was 1.5 m long and weighed 14 kg. It was caught from a tributary of Lake Ellesmere (Te Waihora) in March 2010, and was returned unharmed back to the river. Source NIWA

The longfin eel that Don jellyman is holding was 1.5 m long and weighed 14 kg. It was caught from a tributary of Lake Ellesmere (Te Waihora) in March 2010, and was returned unharmed back to the river. Source NIWA

Face of lingfin eel source: NIWA

Face of lingfin eel source: NIWA

Longfin eel (top) and shortfin eel source: NIWA

Longfin eel (top) and shortfin eel source: NIWA

Shannan Crow, NIWA

Shannan Crow, NIWA

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