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
Last week was better than expected with a Big Eye Tune circa 200 lbs being landed and released on Thursday and a White Marlin being caught and released on Friday. The Tuna was caught on a light 50 lbs class rod and reel combo with only 60 lbs mono line and 200 lbs braid backing. The lure was a moldcraft wide range blue/white with a 10/0 hook. The fish started off by breaching and then deciding to race the boat and it was all we could manage to keep line on the reel. Judicious use of the boat was required to start getting the fish under control. The angler was a rank novice (first time fishing) and thankfully he acted promptly to instruction and did very well indeed. No photo of this fish as the camera was not working. TYPICAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The White Marlin took a Williamson lure of 6” in pink and was boated within 10 minutes. As is normal a lot of show with tail walking etc… but not much stamina.
However, in addition to our catches 3 Blue Marlin in excess of 600 lbs have been boated and successfully released by other boats in our Marina. So clearly things are at last starting to hot up.
Conditions were a little choppy and therefore more challenging to fish. Since Friday the conditions have calmed right down and today is flat calm.
We still have space in July and August which are traditionally the best months for big Blues. So, reserve your space now and avoid disappointment.
For more information http://anglersworld.tv/sea-fishing/madeira/gavito/
Peter and Brian had a great weeks fishing with Dave Plummer in Islamorada Florida. Hot weather and amazing action from big tarpon caught on baits.
Some availability now for 2018 but booking up fast. Limited to two clients only per week.
Flies that are effective on the island of Little Cayman.
Tarpon flies require strong hooks and smaller hooks, size 2-4 seem to offer a better hooking rate (although tarpon with their strong bony underslung mouths are notoriously difficult).
Darker fly colours work well in low light conditions and particularly on the brackish waters of the tarpon lake.
Chartreuse is most effective fished in clear water over a sandy bottom.
Little Cayman bonefish can be notoriously difficult at times and easily spooked. Little to no weight on the fly is important. When fishing shallow floats over turtle grass the addition of a weed guard may be necessary.