With the Catfish feeding avidly it sometimes only requires a day’s fishing to snare a dream fish, and this was the case for Belgian angler Alex Dhase who was delighted with this 136 lber caught on a single day booking.
The big fish continue to succumb to static bottom baits fished in and around the weed beds in pre-baited areas. Mark Billington has been the latest angler to enjoy good sport, with cats of 141, 107 & 89 lb being taken by the Lakeland based predator specialist. We were also unlucky to pull out of a couple of heavy weights which would have made for an even more favorable result.
Rob Smith has caught some fantastic fish with us over the past couple of years, and he has enjoyed more success this time around adding a further 2 ton plus moggies to his growing list. Fish of 136 & 113 along with a pair of 76 lbers have been the highlights, the 113 astonishingly caught for the third time in around 10 days time on ???? from the same swim!
The first few days of July have proven to be a little tougher than of late, but we are still seeing some outstanding fish on the boat for our clients. Father and son Phil and Martin Bowyer have enjoyed some rod bending action with notable fish of 143, 116, 94, 79 and a few kittens making up the numbers in an enjoyable 5 day stint.
The last few days of June saw the continuation of the excellent fishing we have experienced throughout the month. Steve Scott’s party of three anglers all cracked the treble figure barrier in a short trip with Simon Mercer bagging a superb new PB of 161, Steve managed a 128 and also lost a good one in a snag, and there was a 126 for Mike Kennedy on his first visit… Read More »Lower Ebro Catfishing…. Latest Catch Reports…. Late June 2017
June 2017 is going to be remembered as one of our best months ever with an astonishing haul of treble figure catfish being boated by our happy clients. The latest group to enjoy the scintillating action has been the Argent family, and everyone has returned home with a 3 figure moggy to their name. Biggest was a 132 taken by dad Geoff, while Dan equalled his PB with a 117… Read More »Lower Ebro Catfishing…. Latest Catch Reports…. Late June 2017
An incredible 2 days on the river for the Milner family, with seven fish boated including 2 comfortably into three figures. The highlight of the trip was a gargantuan siluro of 178 lb which was taken by 81 year old Danny after an epic fight where the fish came close to spooling us! Interestingly, this is the same cat that was caught by Kes Vincent just two weeks ago and… Read More »Lower Ebro Catfishing…. Latest Catch Reports…. Late June 2017
The big Cats just keep on coming at the moment, and a weekend trip has seen success for Mike Benham and Jamie O’Neill who have captured personal bests of 128 and 120 lb respectively.
Daytrippers delight for non-angler Phil Hudson who has bagged this 118lb Cat on a single day’s jaunt down on the river. The fish picked up a chicken offering early evening in a pre-baited hotspot.
Some huge Catfish have been quite literally ‘fowl hooked’ by Richard Webb who has enjoyed a magnificent solo session on the Ebro and returned home delighted with a behemoth new PB of 171lb, along with another impressive fish at 149lb. The heavy baiting campaign is certainly starting to produce some jumbo cats who seem happy to accept the meaty offerings fished on the riverbed alongside banks of streamer weed.