I've been searching for alternative playgrounds and perfecting unusual approach to wels catfishes for several years, more intensely in the last two, and kept posting the progresses on several media and socials just to share the experience.
At a point my pictures moved some good interest by foreing friends and I received more than a request by fishermen from several european country to guide them fishing with me.
Last request was from friend Hristyian who already followed me in the past to several tropical destinations; a quick plan and he bought the flight ticket from Dusseldorf to Verona, my home town ( or Romeo and Juliet one, but that's another history :D ) for a long weekend.
Apart than the obvious and easily predictable joys of local cousine and sightseeing, alone enough to justify the travel, fishing went pretty well, with two very good days targeting the whiskered critters in relatively small and shallow waters.
It's a very emotional kind of fishing, as the strike is often very vicious with cats breaking and slapping the surface of the water with their big tails; fising is usually done in small river tributaries, with water depth from 50 cm to two meters, and a big beast can do plenty of confusion when roaming that shallows in attemp to escape.
Well, too many words, better let the pictures talk...
All fishing is done with relatively light tackle, I use and supply Yamaga Blanks Glazer rods in the 1 oz 1/4 and 1 oz 1/2 models, in both baitcasting and spinning setup, a real blast when a big one is hooked.
No giants of 100 kgs here as the waters are small and what makes everything exciting is the "hunting" approach... for the truly big ones I've other waters to fish in ...
So, if anybody is interested in a similar experience I can offer my guiding help and advices, just email me at email@example.com