Angling Times Testimonials

Our hard work and success has brought great pleasure to hundreds of anglers who have caught specimens that they would probably have never dreamt possible.

Ebro Catfishing Richard LeeOur ratio of repeat customers, at over 90%, bears testimony to the customer satisfaction which we provide. This has been best summarised by Angling Times editor, Richard Lee, in a number of his editorials over the past 3 years:

Taken from Angling Times, Tuesday, May 13, 2003 subsequent to Richard’s first visit to the Ebro: Titled “The Pleasure Angler Gets A Fair Deal At Last”

“Monster fish are now within every angler’s reach. 

At home, fast growing Mirrors and Commons are piling on the pounds, and waters that were once pure match fisheries are switching approach to give pleasure/carp anglers more of a chance. And about time too… you could barely get a swim some weekends, such was the number of competitions being run.

For far too long the pleasure angler has been treated second best - its long overdue that we got a fair deal.

And abroad it’s a similar story - a dream fish really is waiting to be caught.

I’ve just returned from a trip to Spain with a group of match anglers, who spend most of the winter trying to catch ounces from a tough northern canal.

For just a few hundred quid we got a flight to Barcelona, plus four days guided boat fishing on the famous River Ebro, and landed 28 cats to 115lb.

Our villa was set on the coast, and all the latest big brand tackle was supplied - all we needed to do was turn up and fish under the expert eye of young guides Al Henderson and Martin Fawcett, two rising stars who are sure to make a name for themselves.

I had caught cats to 50lbs before, but nothing could have  prepared me for the fearsome battles you get from the giants of the Ebro - its hard to believe they are fresh water fish!  Even on sea gear they take some stopping.

It was a trip every angler should enjoy at least once, no matter how experienced you are - I guarantee you’ll be hooked.”

Taken from Angling Times, Tuesday 28th June 2005 subsequent to Richard’s latest visit.

“Everyone of you deserves to spoil yourselves now and again, and there’s no better a fishing treat than a trip to Spain’s River Ebro after giants Cats.

In years gone by, an angling holiday to this amazing waterway would have been the preserve of the brave and bold with tackle and bait transportation a nightmare.

But with so many guides operating on the river, all you need to do is hop on a cheap flight with Easyjet and two hours later you’re ready to start hauling in true monsters.  I’m fresh back from a trip with a few friends and we shared over 20 fish in a few days with three well over 100lbs falling to my float fished baits.

So, start saving and spoil yourself.  I can promise you it will be a trip of a lifetime.  For futher details contact www.ebro-catfishing.com you won’t be disappointed.”

Taken from Angling Times, Tuesday November 8th 2005. Richard’s comment on Martin’s World Record Fish.

“Congratulations to Martin Fawcett on catching the world’s biggest ever catfish at a whopping 215lbs.

I’ve had the pleasure of fishing with Martin and I know just how much hard work he puts into helping his clients catch.  I’m just glad it’s him on the other side of the camera this time posing with a true giant.

Well done mate!”