Lower Ebro Catfishing…. Latest catch Reports…. mid April 2018

The long wait for the first 200lb Catfish from the Amposta / Deltebre section ended last week with the capture of this mighty 218lb fish by one of our regular visitors, Lee Wilkinson. The fish accepted a bait on a known hot-spot in the lower Delta section (which will now be referred to as the WILKY WAY) and put up an outrageous fight in flood water conditions, being boated well over a mile down stream of where it was hooked!

It’s been something of a crazy week with the highest water levels we have witnessed in 20 years of guiding. Public slipways at Amposta and Deltebre have been cordoned off with the car parks under water! We have been launching the boats in the estuary and heading into the river in order to get the clients on the water!

Despite the difficulties we managed a great haul of 22 Catfish for the guys, mostly small and medium sized with the exception of Lee’s record breaker and a new PB of 175 for Mark Wilkinson!

Lee Wilkinson gets to grips with the Ebro Delta’s first 200lb+ Catfish

Lee looks visibly exhausted after a hell of a scrap!

This massive Cat of 218lb shows it’s enormous front end proportions, and carries the weight all the way down to the tail