Lower Ebro Catfishing…. Latest Catch Reports…. Mid November 2013

Catfish fanatics Paul Baber & Robert Taylor have enjoyed a successful late autumn visit to the lower Ebro, bagging a dozen fish in a productive week long session.

This was Paul and Rob’s second visit of the season, having boated catfish up to 150lb during an April trip, and things got off to an excellent start on the first day after we located a number of feeding fish on one of the mullet hot spots. Despite the strong winds we were able to present our baits into the desired area with the help of some ‘Baber innovations’, and this resulted in the capture of 3 catfish – 41lb, 86lb & a maiden ‘ton-up’ for Paul at 101lb.

Paul 'bags' an 86lber.

Paul ‘bags’ an 86lber.

This PB of 101lb followed shortly after.

This PB of 101lb followed shortly after.

November reflections...

November reflections…

 

Following a couple of quieter days with a few missed chances, the action really hotted up on day 4 with the cats again located in the same place, grazing on a large shoal of mullet. A 5 fish day was recorded, again in strong winds, with 3 small – medium sized cats along with better specimens of 96lb for Paul, and 88lb to Rob.

Gustin Baber... Strong winds couldn't stop Paul as he snares a 96

Gustin Baber… Strong winds couldn’t stop Paul as he snares a 96

Rob finally gets in on the act with a fish of 88lb

Rob finally gets in on the act with a fish of 88lb

Day 5 saw the guys return to Isla de Gracia down at Deltebre, an area which had served them very well during their April trip. This decision was justified with the capture of another scraper ton for Paul @ 100lb.

Paul looks well pleased with his second ton of the week.

Paul looks well pleased with his second ton of the week.

The final day of the trip saw the guys brave some atrocious weather conditions, cold, windy and very wet. The reward for perseverance came right at the end of the session when Rob stole the show with the fish of the week at 131lb, to add to an 87 he had taken earlier in the day!

Rob's 131 was the reward for enduring some hideous weather conditions!

Rob’s 131 was the reward for enduring some hideous weather conditions!