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Chasing Catfish for a weekend – Meerval – Silure – Waller Fishing


It’s 3:05 am, what on earth are we doing in the car? We’re going fishing What are we going to do? We’re going to try to catch a catfish… …so let’s go Coffee! thanks! A new river… …so it will be searching again for us… …but we hope to get at least one fish or one activity… Yep! – We heared about some big ones in there… …and we are going to try to catch those We arrived in France about one hour ago… …we just bought some groceries and put up our tents… …now we are going to build up the boat and go out for the first time Exciting! What’s the plan? – We know there is a weir down there… …we have good experience with weirs so we will start there with lures… …if that’s nothing we will find some other spots to cast lures… …and if that doesn’t work, we will start drifting with baitfish and worms… …then we will search for them We found the weir and there are depths of 10+ meters so that really smells like catfish… …and this is a new technic for us… … a clonk teaser… …with a treble hook completely filled with worms… …and those catfish seem to be very picky on the strike so I added an extra small hook… …and I also put some worms on this hook but then double… …so they can’t pull the ends Stef you look tired – Yes I am… … only 4 hours of sleep and a full fishing day so then you are quite tired… …but very hopeful; we have had several rising fish on the sonar… …they didn’t strike but very clear catfish activity… … so we are doing something correct… …but now we have to find out what to do to get them bite But first a good night of sleeping Good morning! Day two, we have a full day ahead… …we will fish again until darkness and we already know some nice spots… …and now it’s a matter of pushing untill that stupid catfish will bite How bizar, we do our first drift in here with baitfish and without using the clonk… ….and the first drift immediately a good signal under the bait… …I get the fish to rise up with my lure… …and under the bait the fish swims away… …so I drop my bait behind him and he comes up again… …and he follows up some meters… …so it’s 100% sure catfish but he just doesn’t take the bait… …This is what you hear often, that those cats can be…. … that you need some persistence to actually get them bite -How about our first time of catfishing…? – yeah; nose, butter, bam 😉 Aah this is brilliant! What crazy cool this is! Is it a nice one? – Yes it feels quite okay Oh YES! This was really brilliant All the time nothing, and all of a sudden it comes Yes we had a fish at the bottom… …and I drive back with the boat to the fish… …Stef clonks the fish up… …I have the line in my hands and with short pulls I jig it up… …and suddendly POK! – And really hard? – Yes a real good strike it was Immediately some cuts in my finger from the line… …and now we have it! …but hey we did it man! Yes there he is… …around 120 – 130 cm or something Yes! Yes look at that! How cool How freaking awesome Shall I just grab it immediately? – Yeah Got him! YES! I am so incredibly happy! This is so awesome We did it Awesome Look what a beautiful beast How big is it? 131cm and my first catfish on worms First fish on the clonk Super super cool, let’s get him back swimming Look how nice on his back – Yeah And off it goes, hoppa! The first fish has to be celebrated That sais it all, this one is really stuck Cheers! Insane much fish in here now This day has sadly come to an end… …I just got a strike but missed it… …I had a catfish under my bait and jigged it up… …And right at the moment I had my arm in the air.. Pof… No space to set the hook… So I tried to set the hook but missed it Tomorrow we will get up early and come back here… …Because the amount of fish we see here is insane It’s a wrap! Last day we did not get any strikes… …but the weekend was great with 2 activities… …and a new technic… …so off to home and off to a new adventure!

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