I've been thinking of treating myself to an overseas fishing break. Sportsman has got me interested in Brittany for roach and bream, and maybe I could catch a zander. I'm also wondering about Holland. I've got an Anglers World brochure, whose emphasis mainly seems to be bagging bream but I wondered if it might be possible to catch one of their big perch, too.
But then I came across this place on the Ebro
Phew! Another world! A few interesting facts
Perch grow to 11 pounds!
They are funny to catch!
One of the best baits is dead sardine!
Most people fish for zander cos they're the easiest to catch!
I'm aware they also get 5lb roach in the Ebro, though I don't know about this part.
All very amazing to me, but I get the impression it's a very big river, and personally I wonder if something smaller might not be more fun, easier to fish stick float, but still 'it makes yer think!'
On the subject of black bass, how different is fishing for them from fishing for perch? I realise that much black bass fishing is with lures, but is it like perch that you can equally fish with lobworms? I mention it as I have a bit of back trouble and can't stand for too long.