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    Best way to kill an eel quickly?

    Hi guys, what's the best way to kill an eel. I thought that cutting the tail killed the nerves. Any other tips for skinning them also would be appreciated.

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    If it's large long fin eel don't kill it as it will soon start the most amazing journey known in the animal kingdom. Otherwise just hit it between the eyes with a hammer.
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    Lol thanks for that. But I seem to think there was a less messier version that didn't scare the kids is the tail cut thing just a myth

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    Thump on the noggin, works for most fish
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    tail is a myth, much better to catch it and then let it go. Then go to the computer and show the kids this amazing journey and how they helped it on it's way. You'll get more mileage out of that, plus getting the kids on track as well. Worked for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rs200nz View Post
    Lol thanks for that. But I seem to think there was a less messier version that didn't scare the kids is the tail cut thing just a myth
    When I was a child, waaaaaaaaaaaay back in the 40.s, I was told by my elders and I believed it, that the eel had it's heart at the end of it's tail.
    I suspect we are of the same era. :>)
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    Bloody good info there. Cheers fullas. 40s era is correct not me but my grand fathers era
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    Stick it up you pants leg, you'll kill it fast enough, your way!
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    Going eeling I always stabbed the eels with pitchforks, pin it to the ground. They always flop around due to reflexes but that way they wont flop away from you, just wait til it stops. Yahoo tuna!

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    Oh and you stab them in the head

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    Used to make pocket money off eels. The tail thing is half myth half true. All the main nerves in an eel end in the tail, so by bashing an eel on the tail hard enough will stop the wriggle, however this only stuns them(paralises them). All fish have a brain so the most humane way to dispatch is the same as any animal (head)
    Also no need to skin them, put em in a tub of water and add copiuos salt to strip the slime off, if youre a bad ass, laundry powder is even better.
    End of the day let them go. They are far to presious to eat these days.

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    12gauge and the concussion kills them without and stabbing required!
    Boom, cough,cough,cough

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gapped axe View Post
    tail is a myth, much better to catch it and then let it go. Then go to the computer and show the kids this amazing journey and how they helped it on it's way. You'll get more mileage out of that, plus getting the kids on track as well. Worked for me.
    With you on that one

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