More than a million eels caught in Somerset

More than a million elvers caught on the Parrett Credit: ITV News West Country

The fishermen who trawl for Somerset's baby eels - or elvers - gave up their income last night to try to catch and re-home more than a million in one night!

It was part of a plan to help stocks recover by ensuring they reach their natural habitat. It's estimated that 1.3 million eels were saved.

Richard Lawrence reports.