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 https://davelewisfishing.com/
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: http://anglersworld.tv/sea-fishing/spain/riumar-spain/
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
Riumar lies in the subtropical Costa Dorada, approximately 180km south of Barcelona, on the very tip of the Ebro Delta National Nature Park, where the Ebro flows into the Mediterranean. It is a paradise for anglers, beach lovers, nature lovers and people just looking for a quiet location. It has a Blue Flag beach and there are several restaurants offering a wide range of cuisine.
The River Ebro offers phenomenal fishing. Plenty of food and excellent living conditions have ensured that there are large numbers of big catfish. You can also fish for Walleye, Harder, eel and Barbel.
Sea fishing in the Mediterranean is exceptional for Bluefin Tuna using spinning and trolling with the best time of year being mid-March to beginning of June and mid-July to mid-November. Bluefish are caught year round. You will also find Sea Bass from mid-April to mid-October and Mahi Mahi from mid-August to mid-November.