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Thomas Bula

I’ve been passionate and enthusiastic about angling since I was a child. I live on Lake Murten in West Switzerland and my main focus for over ten years has been European catfish.

The Ebro and the Po have been regular hunting grounds during my catfish career. However, the Swiss lakes, such as the Jurasüdfuss lakes, the Aare river and the Bodensee, along with other waters, have the greatest potential for catfish.

After many years of development, new technology, different baits and angling strategies, I managed to break the age-old Swiss catfish record. Obviously, there are larger catfish in the Po and Ebro, but never has a specimen catfish given me such a ferocious fight. A clear sign that Swiss catfish are a force to be reckoned with.

I’ve been working with Zebco as a test angler since the start of 2009. With my years of experience as an angler, I joined the Black Cat Team to add a Swiss presence.

Besides fishing my home waters, I also like to spend a couple of weeks each year in Italy fishing the middle reaches of the Po. My personal records are way over 180 pounds.