The British Conger Club

It was in 1961, I had been discussing with the world-renowned angler Bill Carpenter, President of the International Game Fish Association and the equally famous Michael Lerner whose brainchild it was. We talked about the possibility of me becoming I.G.F.A’s representative in Europe. 

The Conger Eel

The Conger eel is found all round the British Isles, and other Northern European coastlines. It prefers rough ground, preferably a reef or a wreck, in depths down to about 100m. It grows to a maximum of 3m long and about 250-350lb in weight. In fact this weight is just a guess and maybe larger.

Club Officials Since Formation

Below we give a tabulated form of the British Conger Club Officials since the formation of the Club in 1962.
We thank all those officers who have dedicated their precious time voluntarily and without whose continuous involvement the club would have never prospered.

British Conger Club

Founded on the 17th of January 1962, as a specialist club, for enthusiasts of conger fishing. It’s first meeting was held at Littlehampton. Among those present at that first meeting were Mike Connell, his wife Daphne, angling writer Alan Wrangles, Henry Sutton, charter skipper Dutton Everington and his wife Paula.

History of BCC

It was in 1961 that noted big game angler Mike Connell and others toyed with the idea of forming a ‘specialist club’ for conger enthusiasts. read more …

how it all began

It was in 1961, I had been discussing with the world-renowned angler Bill Carpenter, President of the International Game Fish Association and read more …

The Conger Eel

The Conger eel is found all round the British Isles, and other Northern European coastlines. It prefers rough ground, preferably a reef or a wreck read more …

Record Conger Eel

Paul Cashmore, who hails from the Midlands, is a member of the “Seafield” Angling Club  who are based in Paignton and of course he is read more …

Club Officials

Club Officials Since Formation, below we give a tabulated form of the British Conger Club Officials since the formation of the Club in 1962. read more …

Newsletters

Hello and welcome to the BCC yearbook. Wow what a year ! We ventured to Weymouth for the first time for The Personal Members’ Festival read more …