The fantastic fishing on the lower Ebro in 2012 has continued over the past few days with another big cat bonanza enjoyed by Joe Batchelor’s Stag party group from Northampton over 3 days of fishing.
Things got off to an excellent start with 2 huge catfish boated on the first morning of the trip. Richard Scammell was the first angler to hit into one,with a magnificent 151lber which smashed a mullet in shallow water close to the chicken factory at Amposta. Soon afterwards it was the turn of Calvin Keable, who bagged himself a new PB of 139lb from the prolific Campredo margin drift.
Day 2 was a little quieter although there were a couple of highlights, with Scammell bagging his second of the trip at 71lb before kindly passing his rod to Joe, who bagged a skinny fish of 85lb. Both fish were taken from a similar location close to weed beds in the margins up stream from Amposta.
The action hotted up on the final day of the trip with 5 fish boated by the guys, including a hat-trick of catfish going into treble figures. The pick of the bunch was a 144lber for Jonathan Pickering, alas 2 lb short of his previous best, with Jason Spence bagging a 102 and Mark Brown getting his first entry into the 100 club with a fish weighing exactly 100lb.