Bottom fishing with pieces of legered chicken carcass has been producing some excellent results down on the lower Ebro, with an ever growing number of 100+ Catfish being tempted on static bottom baits fished in amongst weedy areas.
With rule changes regarding the use of live baits now being implemented, a switch in tactics to the static method has been working particularly well with some jumbo sized Catfish happy to accept bottom baits fished in pre-baited swims.
Here’s a selection of a few of the big Cat’s that have felt like Chicken tonight, and it’s already looking an impressive portfolio…
Tony Quine gets to grips with a huge 146lber
Ryan catches the fish known as Arthur Scar Gill at 133lb in an evening feeding flurry.
Don’s parrot had a seriously deformed face
Andy gets the first lump of the trip at 113
This 135 for Ross was a fish we had lost a couple of weeks ago!
Ross was able to hook this one at the second attempt!
Ton up # 2! This 103 was a cagey taker, but was finally nailed at the 3rd attempt.
Taken on merit! Matt gets the first treble figure fish of 116.
Pressure’s off! Mel gets a 150 on the final afternoon.
Roger with the first of his great brace at 134lb
This 128 from Saville’s was Shaun’s second ton up of the trip
A great start to the holiday, Shaun with a PB of 151lb
Keith was well pleased with this PB of 152
Reg’s afternoon got even better when this 133 picked up a bait from the same mark
Patience paid off for Steve with this 156lber
Another whacker of 146 fell fowl to some legered KFC
You earned it! Chris is chuffed with this 124lber..
Pluck me gently.. Shaun’s 108 accepted legered chuck.
By fair means or by fowl! This 132lber caught by young Gabe snaffled some legered chicken.
Brian with the latest chicken junkie of 135 from the Deltebre section
Chicken tonight.. this 143lb fancied a chunk of carcase for dinner
A memorable moment for Dean Kippax with this 109lb
A ‘scraper’ ton of 101 for Rich got the ball rolling on day 1
Winner winner Chicken dinner. This 123 was fish of the week for Richard
‘The Accountant’ bags a 160 on Chick
John Graham with a magnificent 164lber caught on bottom baits
You’ll never believe it! Chaz gets his reward right at the death with this 112lb
Steve had an almighty battle with this hard running 156 PB
King of the Ebro.. It’s a 126 for John
Cliff Hanger…. He had to hold on tight as this fish went roaring into marginal weedbeds
The sleeper rod burst into action to save the day! 137 for Dave Gould
Beltin’ catch for Scott at 138lb
This mighty 159lber dragged us into the weed before being successfully boated.
Blustery conditions couldn’t prevent Dan capturing this 106
Mr Cigar with a 108 from Savile’s
Ross with a hard earned reward at 119lb
Wood you believe it. Kenny snaffles the final ton up of the year with a 126 from Savile’s.
Phil the Power! An epic 188 lber accepts a bottom fished chicken carcase
Andy started with this 116lber on a wet day
This 148 for Andy does not eclipse the 163 he caught with us last year!
The action was slower on the final day but this huge 163 turned up in the evening!
Lee cracks it on the first day with this beast of 138lb
Luke’s 151 put up the best fight seen recently and came close to spooling us!!
This 173 had to be extracted from heavy weed
Kes had an amazing hour, catching this 151 shortly after his 173
Simon bagged this 94 and was unlucky to lose a certain 100 in the weed
Mark had a fine brace of 140s , this one a 148
Mark got the trip off to a flyer with this 143
John makes it into treble figures by a whisker, or two
Campbell was almost spooled by this hard running 126!
Pete left it to the last day, but managed this 126er
Tony did for this 158 sitting down!
Skills from Hills : 140lb
The first of Tricky’s magnificent chicken caught brace at 149lb
Rooster booster – it’s a jumbo PB of 171lb for Rich!
Non angler Phil did battle with this Ebro brute, and came out on top.
This Cat was caught 3 times in 10 days on Chicken. This was the first capture!
Geoff gets the first of the trip at 132
Sean was first off the mark with this 127lb
This 178 saw the fighting chair erected for Danny!
This somewhat short fish of 117 equalled Dan’s previous PB
Ben cracked the 3 figure barrier on the final evening
A chicken caught 126 on Mike’s first taste of Ebro catfishing
This particular fish is becoming well known after 3 captures in 10 days
The biggest of the trip was this 143 for Martin
Steve’s 128 burried itself in thick weed, but we managed to extract it!
Rob with Al’s ‘Pet’ fish!
This girthy 141 had been hoovering up the Chicken!
This evening caught 107 put up a spirited fight
Dhase the way to do it! 136 for Alex
Another good calibre Silure falls to the Chicken
Different Greevy… Keith bags a 138 from the productive snag swim
Taylor made.. James bags his ton-up on the final afternoon of the holiday
A tough battle in the weedbeds, but we managed to extract this 153 for Danny
Archie’s hard running 154 almost took the whole spool of line (150m)!