Top 10 Catfish from the 2014 Season on the Lower Ebro

As we come to the end of another great year down on the lower reaches of the Ebro, here is a compilation of the 10 largest captures of the season:

 

10. Steve Burwood’s May trip had been a struggle, until this 165lber smashed a large common carp bait in deep water around the islands.

"Spunk Guzzler!", this 165 tackled our pet carp

“Spunk Guzzler!”, this 165 tackled our pet carp

9. April Elliott caught our largest ever fish by a lady angler with a June caught monster of 166lb from the Wires section.

April Powers! It's our biggest fish for a lady angler at 166lb.

April Powers! It’s our biggest fish for a lady angler at 166lb.

8. A February trip produced a monster fish of 168lb for Cameron Bain on his first visit to the river. This huge Cat accepted an eel fished in Titchin’s snags.

Slime Minister! Cameron gets to grips with his huge PB of 168.

Slime Minister! Cameron gets to grips with his huge PB of 168.

7. The fishing hotted up for John Kerr with the capture of this 169lber from the Wires.

John and six year old Cameron get to grips with this mammoth fish of 169lb.

John and six year old Cameron get to grips with this mammoth fish of 169lb.

6. Stuart Heyburn is one of our regular visitors who has caught multiple 100’s, but none bigger than this 173 from the Ledge area.

Stuart gets a new PB with this massive 173lber.

Stuart gets a new PB with this massive 173lber.

5. A deep water drift downstream of Amposta produced a huge Cat of 175lb for Roger Keighley on his first visit.

Roger and out.. It's a massive 175 for Rog first fish!

Roger and out.. It’s a massive 175 for Rog first fish!

4. Some heavy rain had livened the river up in early March and our Hungarian visitor Ferenc Gomori took a massive 178lber off Jose Mourinho’s drift.

An awesome fight off this 178 for Ferenc saw us relocated from Mourinho's all the way down to Smithy's Stream!

An awesome fight off this 178 for Ferenc saw us relocated from Mourinho’s all the way down to Smithy’s Stream!

3. Garry Wright got a big reward from Big Cat Alley on his first ever visit in October with a whopper of 181lb.

There's a wright way and a wrong way.. Garry get's a huge PB of 181lb

There’s a wright way and a wrong way.. Garry get’s a huge PB of 181lb

2. For the second year running an early March stint saw Andy ‘Booga’ Benson break the 180lb barrier, this time with a 182 out of the Tyland margins in high water conditions.

Booga Benson has caught 180's in the last 2 seasons fishing the first week of March

Booga Benson has caught 180’s in the last 2 seasons fishing the first week of March

1. Defying the laws of probability, Gaz Titchen takes number 1 spot for the second consecutive year with a June caught 193lber from the Ledge area. Gaz now holds the boat records on both Al and Martin’s boats!!

He's done it again! Gaz with a 193, the lower Ebro's 2nd biggest to date..

He’s done it again! Gaz with a 193, the lower Ebro’s 2nd biggest to date..

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