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.
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.
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.
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!