Massive River Ebro roach

This massive roach, which tipped the scales at 4lb 2oz, was just one of 150 big redfins caught by pioneering anglers Dan Sales and Paul Goldsmith when they targeted Spain’s mighty River Ebro.

The venue is best known for its huge stock of specimen catfish and carp, but the Herts-based duo proved that the river has so much more to offer when they shared the impressive haul, which also featured fish weighing 3lb 8oz and 3lb 6oz.

Simple swimfeeder tactics with sweetcorn hookbaits proved the winning tactics for the two friends, who took all their fish at close range.

“Over 90 per cent of the fish we caught were between 1lb and 3lb. The quality of the roach fishing on the Ebro simply can’t be beaten - the sheer number of fish is something to behold,” Dan told Angling Times.

To read the full story and see more pictures of their trip, read the feature in next week’s edition of Angling Times.