Annual Top Ten Cats

2008 Top 10, 3. Gerard Knowles 179lb.

This dark, long war horse was bagged in early April by experienced world wide angler Gerard Knowles. The fish took something to subdue and put up a half hour battle, towing the boat round the reaches of lower Amposta!

2008 Top 10, 4. Paul Manning 168lb

Paul had a disappointing week up to this point, with everybody else’s floats going down other than his. Sometimes there is some justice though, and this Delta giant took a zombie mullet right at the end of the week’s final session

2008 Top 10, 5. Shaun Cannings 166lb.

A memorable day on the 1 August with 2 huge cats being caught within hours of each other deep down in the Delta, just a few miles from the Med! This huge fish was one of the most brutal fighters witnessed this year and topped a memorable week for Shaun who caught 4 ‘ton plus’ fish.

2008 Top 10, 6. Chris Hull 163lb.

Chris, known as ‘Star man’, has been visiting the Ebro to fish for cats for over 15 years. This Delta monster of 163lb was taken on October 10 and represents a personal best for the experienced angler. The fish was laid in a notorious hotspot close to a marginal feature in the Delta section.

2008 Top 10, 9. Rob Read 158lb.

This was a memorable initiation on the Ebro for 1st time visitor Rob Read. The fish was hooked within 15 minutes of starting on the first day of the holiday and went like a train! Caught on a known hotspot where the river drops off on the Amposta section.