Catfish fishing Danube Delta
Catfish (silurus glanis)
Cat-fish is the biggest fish in the Danube Delta. The record is of 400 kg, with frequent captures between 5 and 20 kg. In August 2003 a fisherman caught on Gheorghe branch a 117 kg specimen.
A fish without scales, the cat-fish prefers deep waters on Danube's branches.
The reproduction period – when fishing is forbidden – lasts from mid April till mid June. Immediately after reopening fishing in June and all the way to September you get the best results. The most frequently used bait in the Danube Delta is the black earth worm, but also the mole cricket, frog, live fish or heavy twisters have good results.
For a successful fishing party it is essential to know the fishing places. We know them, you have to bring the strongest fishing-rods and plenty line. You may need more than 200 m on the reel.
Here are 2 of our locations:
Sfantu Gheorghe branch