World Eel Throwing Competition

Yes we really do host the World Eel Throwing Competition as part of Eel Day! Can't bring that fun event to you this year sadly, but there is a way you could still have some fun !

Eel Festival Weekend has the honour of holding the World Eel Throwing Competition as part of its Eel Day celebrations (no eels will be harmed in this competition, just stuffed toys!). This year of course no Eels will be thrown on Jubilee Gardens as we know, but how about making your own little golden Eel and remembering the day by having a compeition in your own back garden! Now that sounds like fun. Let us know how you get on if you still decide to throw an  Eel. Here's the results from previous years!

Winners 2019

This year we are proud to announce and record that the following individuals won their "Groups" over all.

Over 16s

Chris A 14.8 metres

Under 16s

Marius A 13 metres

Another year and another unbroken World record of 17.7 meters which was set in 2013.

We look forward to seeing you all next year! Will it be the year the record is broken? Will you be the one to break it?

History of Eel Throwing

This fun activity is open to everyone so just come along and have a go.  There are some rules (not many) but basically you have a few practice throws to get your hand in and then when you are ready you have your measured throw with the "golden eel".  To make it fairer we have two categories of entry - under and over 16s. 

Each hourly winner receives a certificate and the overall winner of each category receives a trophy.  

Previous winners over the years

Over 16s:

Simon J - 17.7 metres (World Record, 2013)

Jason K - 16.1 metres (2015) and 11.9 metres (2016)

Asher H- 15.2 metres (2014)

Nick H - 16.5 metres (2017)

Craig S 15.3 metres (2018)

Chris A 14.8 metres (2019)


Under 16:

George D - 15.4 metres (2013)

Herbie B - 12.8 metres (2014)

Harry T - 12.8 metres (2015)

Will J - 10.7 metres (2016)

Archie H - 13.3 metres (2017)

Benjamin F - 14.6 metres (2018)

Marius A 13 metres (2019)