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#11 Benselley

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Posted 04 August 2008 - 10:38 AM

When you say small catfish are you talking 60lb or 6oz?

6oz around 6 inches

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Posted 04 August 2008 - 11:08 AM

6oz around 6 inches


Its hard for me to advise you as Ive only got minimal experience of small cats and none of the water you mention. But i don't think the paternoster rig would be a bad way to start.

Much as i like the paternoster rig it has got some bad points that i can think of.

1. Its a fixed rig and could tether a fish if your main line breaks.
2. The feeder hangs down when playing a fish not making it a good rig on snagy pegs.
3. Its not very good on flowing water.
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Posted 04 August 2008 - 06:54 PM

i am talking about 6 inches long*

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Posted 04 August 2008 - 08:29 PM

Just so you will know - those small catfish are actually bullheads and they never get very large. They are not even really closely related to Wels cats or the channel catfish (which I think are found in France).

Black bullhead (Ameiurus melas) and known as Poisson-chat by the French. They probably also have some brown bullhead (Ameiurus nebulosus) and just haven't noticed since they are very similar in appearance.
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