COMMITTED TO CATCHING CATFISH SINCE 1998
Catfish Holidays on the river Ebro, in Caspe since 2000
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The Ebro catfish – powerful, aggressive and truly massive. The species truly represents the ultimate challenge for the freshwater angler in Europe today. We started in France in 1998, and since 2000 we’ve been focussing specifically on Ebro catfish; seeking the best areas, developing the most effective methods, and ultimately delivering the goods for literally 1000’s of satisfied fisherman.
Whether you’re a small party with a specific fishing style in mind, or a larger group just looking to let your hair down and bag up, you can be assured that here at Catfish Capers we’re dedicated to making your holiday exceed your expectations. The 2017 season will bring even more developments such as wider accommodation options, tailor made guiding and improvements to the way guests are looked after from start to finish.
Why Choose Us? We think there are 4 main reasons!
1 – OUR RESULTS
First and foremost we have always been second to none at catching. Year in, year out. We’ve seen and keep seeing other companies come… and go…
In our opinion, we’re the only guiding company on the system that has the right ingredients to ensure consistent results for you. That’s why you’re going fishing after all. We have the experience, the commitment to catch and the infrastructure to make it happen. For example, fishing with us during the Summer you can typically you can expect between 8-25 fish per group per day. Our best ever was 102 cats (35 over the ton) in a single day with a single group!
If you have a special style of fishing in mind, we’ll do our best to accommodate you with a tailor made holiday.
Our senior manager and proprietor Martin Walker has a wealth of experience as well as a genuine passion for fishing. You can rest assured that if you’re not catching, he’ll be working alongside your guide to make sure that you do!
2 – CATERING
Like the fishing we’ve always considered quality food to be an essential element of a successful holiday. Spanish food can be hit and miss. Do you really want to be cooking on holiday? The “Jolly Fisherman” launched in 2008 offers not only the best food in town (food is included in all packages), but also for those who want to celebrate their captures in a great laid back pub atmosphere. It’s ideal for groups who like to let their hair down or just relax with a couple of drinks after a hard day’s fishing. Even if you’d rather save your energy for fishing in the morning, it’s nice to know a bit of light hearted banter is close to hand!
3 – ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS
Every party has different needs and we respect these. In response to our guests’ demands, we can now offer more options than ever before. In fact everything from newly refurbished economic dorms, to air-conditioned private rooms in quiet locations, to a riverside villa in one of the Ebro’s top hotspots. You the client come first whenever possible.
4 – OUR DEPENDABILITY AND VALUE
Over recent months we’ve looked at further improving every aspect of the company with the aim of delivering a truly world class guided fishing service. We’re working to ensure that things can run as smoothly as possible from start to finish. We are a commercial operation, and not just a one man band with a row boat. We aim to offer the very best value for money for a truly professional service. Remember you can’t take your holiday twice! As we see it, if your holiday is well organised, the fishing’s superb, the food’s top notch and your accommodation meets your needs then you’ll be back!
Contact us today to discuss your holiday. Our telephone (office hours only) is 0845 299 3725 (UK callers) or +44 845 299 3725 (Outside of the UK). Alternatively drop us an email at email@example.com and we’d be delighted to discuss your needs.
The Catfish Capers Team
THE JOLLY FISHERMAN
In 2008 we launched the famous “Jolly Fisherman”. As well as offering a great selection of traditional dishes, it’s become a popular hangout with travelling fisherman in Caspe.
Just had 3 days with Alan and Martin. 3 days 5 of us will never forget we had 2526lb of cats. I have been all over the world and nothing comes close to what we did! Cheers guys c u soon very soon, Jason, Nige, John, Cazzy and MarkJason Pardoe
Martin, Tim & Alan, many thanks for a great 3 days this week. I have never had some much fun on the bank or in the bar as we did this week and you will definitely see us all again to smash our Catfish records. Cheers, Jenks, Bradders, Dickie and Glen "The Ebro King"🙂Chris Jenkins
Had a cracking week last week with Jonny Bonny Scarce. If it wasn't for all you guys at Catfish Capers I'd never have had the chance of landing this new pb 169lb cat 😛.... Cheers guys!Chris Archer
Big thank you to Martin and the girls for the welcome they gave us. Food spot on (Martin portions). Alan big thanks again for putting us on the fish and sharing your knowledge and expertise which enabled us to fulfill what we came for (ton ups). Last but not least big up to Graham for the hard work he does and the coffees and for entertaining us each day. Once again big thank you to all at Catfish Capers for making this a week to remember and will see you next year .Daz Hird
Well here we go again just booked my 21ST trip with catfish capers. All I can say is they are the best on the Ebro everything is sorted for you . You start the day with an Irish size breakfast then they drive you to the river 30 mins away, 15mins on main road and 15 mins across desert down to the river. That's a challenge on its own but can be funny with all the bumps and dust. Once you're on the bank all the fun starts. Most times everything is ready to go and you have a great days fishing with one of the guides. There is Tim, Pontus and Graham - also known as swampy, you will see why lol. They work relentlessly all day trying to get you fish and rowing the baits out. While you are on the bank you get a pack up and soft drinks . You pack up at 18 00 and drive back to the bar where you have got Martin Walker the big boss man waiting to pour you a great pint of cold beer, cheap as well. Then you got the biggest challenge of the day which is one of Martin's meals, they are nearly as big as the fish! Great choice and very nice indeed. After that if you can walk after eating you can go for a stroll around Caspe, a very old scenic Spanish town or you can stay in the bar drinking and having a game of pool but be careful as you're up again at 7 30 to start all over again. Be warned it gets harder on you as the week goes on. Well that's it, now looking forward to next trip so if you fancy a great week contact Catfish capers you won't go wrong trust me!John Mckie
A big thank you to Martin Walker, Pontus, Andy and Graham for another fantastic weeks fishing and also to Kevin, Trevor, Wayne and the one and only SLUDGE (Graham). You all made it a week to remember! Good luck and thanks again.John Atkins
Spent last week at the Jolly Fisherman and what a week it was! Martin feed us like kings with plenty to drink on the side. The fishing was even better with cats to 164lbs and carp to 41lbs, this was mainly due to Pontus our guide who worked tirelessly to make our week fantastic. Thanks Pontus you're a TOP MAN. A big thanks again to all the guys at the Jolly Fisherman we will see you again. If you want a good time and great fishing put Catfish Capers on your bucket list.John Powis
Thank you Martin for all the hard work you put in to make this a trip that none of us will forget. Without your guidance and expertise we would not have had a clue where to start and we now would be confident in being able tackle the mighty Ebro on our own if we wanted to secure in the knowledge that we could catch. We wont though, as it’s a lot easier to book another trip with you. The only downside is that you have completely ruined our carp fishing, we can never catch a carp again without thinking of it as bait.Dave McGrawThe Southfield’s Specimen Group
Martin has made up his own clonks as believes most commercially made products create a similar noise, while his are slightly different and could give him an edge. Well, after handling catfish of 92lb and 103lb in quick succession I wasn't going argue! It was fascinating to watch the reactions of the cats on his echo sounder.Andy LittleAngling Adventures
All the guides had different fishing styles, techniques and theories and this is what made the holiday even more enjoyable. Martin you have a great team and myself and Craig will be booking up again in the near future for next year’s Ebro Assault.Simon Hall