How far could you throw an eel? That will be the question on everyoneâ€™s lips at the World Eel Throwing competition taking place on Eel Day which is part of Elyâ€™s Eel Festival Weekend this Spring Bank Holiday.Â
No actual eels will be harmed in the contest â€“ the organisers use toy eels. It is all part of the fun and just one of the eel-related activities happening across the weekend which runs from April 29 to May 2 in celebration of all things eel.
The full ECDC press release can be viewed here:Roll up for the World Eel Throwing competition