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Fantastic catfish adventures
“I was fortunate enough to be invited out to the River Ebro in Spain by Natalie Hull of Catfishing Adventures. I’d say the excitement had been gradually building over the past 8 weeks or so but by the time it got to the week before; I was buzzing round the office reminding anyone that would listen to me that I was going fishing! Having worked on the Angling Times for over a year, I had been growing more & more curious as to why it was that so many people had such a strong passion for fishing. I found myself now on the doorstep to discovering why.This was my opportunity as a complete novice to experience something truly amazing (or so I hoped!) My guide Natalie was no stranger to fishing, she started when she was just 5, with her Father taking her out frequently. She has been based out in Spain in the village of Bitem just outside of Tortosa for the last 5 years & knows exactly where the best places are to catch these magnificent fish. Natalie was until recently the holder of the Ladies Catfish Record with a very impressive personal best of 182lb.”
Putin, Lukashenko – mine’s bigger than yours
“Only gone and battled a 148lb wels catfish into submission. (No, that’s not Photoshopped.) So put that in your totalitarian pipe and smoke it, Vladimir – and make sure you leave a puff for Alexander.
The preferred method for tempting the ginormous catfish that inhabit the Catalan stretches of the Ebro, Spain’s largest river, is a live bait. But as the bait fish – carp weighing four or five pounds – seemed impossibly huge to a chap whose angling experience had hitherto consisted largely of plucking small dace and roach out of the tidal Thames, I was happy to learn that these Ebro moggies had developed a taste for the carcasses discarded into the river from a now-defunct chicken processing factory. It’s easier putting a chicken’s head on the hook than a thrashing hunk of piscine protein.”
Catch of the day!
Keen angler Lewis Iddon gave himself an early birthday present by landing a monster catfish.
The youngster, from Coe Lane, Tarleton, hooked the 127lb whopper during a trip to the River Ebro in Spain organised by dad,Paul as a treat for his son’s birthday.
The fishing bug
How did I catch the fishing bug? I have lived all my life in the country, and my eyes have always looked in awe at the beauty of nature. The stopping by a tree to see a bird sitting on a clutch of eggs, and as light falls the bats come out doing their aerobatic displays catching flying insects, the beauty of the nightgale’s song at night, the smell of the honeysuckle that lines the banks, and seeing fish rising to insects on the water surface. These for me were all part of the start of the fishing bug