Destination Spain!

Dave Lewis recently went to Spain, his base for the trip, Riumar, a small holiday town located at the mouth of the River Ebro.

After a couple of days of bad weather, he soon had chance to experience what this Riumar had to offer.

His first tuna of the trip estimated to weigh around 45kg,100lb, about average for the area we were fishing. After a quick photo session the fish was released, as all tuna are.

It was immediately apparent that the second fish Dave hooked was considerably bigger than the first. Clearly this was a new personal best bluefin tuna for Dave. She measured 2.01m, which computes to a fish of around 140kg, 308lb; he was delighted!

To read all about Dave’s adventure see his blog

Trips to Ruimar to fish with Ron Niewwboer at Roned Sportfishing can be organised through Anglers World Holidays. In addition to those species mentioned, dorado are abundant during September and October, and huge wells catfish weighing over 100lb are caught in the River Ebro not far upriver from Riumar. For more details contact Anglers World Holidays on Tel: 01246 221717 or visit: 

One of the boats out of Riumar, Spain

Scad make a great hook bait

A brief photograph of first catch

No 2 much bigger

A struggle to get aboard

Dave’s biggest bluefin tuna to date 308lb