Athelstane1314 wrote to me via the CFZtv account on YouTube:
Many years ago I was in a pub on the shores of Loch Ness and there was a photo on the wall of a man on a row boat. By his dress I'd say this was early 20th century. He was standing holding an eel by the throat. He had the proportions of a big guy, a lot of Highlanders are and the fish was more than a foot thick and more than 12 feet long.
In 1995 I was comming out of a lough near Sligo after swimming and I met a German guy on the beach. He told me he used to swim in there often until one day he saw something under him swim past and he said [it was] about 7 meters [sic] long!