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Zebco Europe wishes Babs all the best!

Tostedt. Zebco Europe and Babs Kijewski worked together closely for almost exactly eight years. Babs worked primarily as a brand ambassador for Quantum and Black Cat. At first she was smiled at slightly in the industry, but then quickly evolved and became a very respected predator angler with a huge fan base. At trade fairs, Babs has partially pushed the limits of physical fitness for the company's products. Worldwide, she was on the road with her fishing rod and camera, numerous television appearances testify to her popularity.When you have a very professional and friendly relationship, it...



Red Monster - Radical launches combi boilie on the market

Tostedt. Robin Red® and Monster Crab are among the most effective boilie ingredients ever. In collaboration with Robin Illner, Radical has combined these ingredients into a new two-layer bait. Radical uses the original Robin Red® from Haiths in England for its red-green marbles.The Red Monster Boilie can be used as an instant bait, which quickly attracts carp to the swim due to its spicy aroma substances and produces catches without pre-baiting for extended periods of time. On the other hand, thanks to its high protein content of 31%, it is also ideal for creating long-term baiting campaigns....



Illner catches personal record in France

Tostedt. This spring, Radical test angler Robin Illner decided to target monster carp on large, shallow waters in northern France. His objective was clear from the outset. He wanted to land a carp of 25 kg (55 lb). The experienced angler’s chosen baits for the task were tiger nuts and dried 20 and 24 mm Rastafari boilies and Yellow Zombie boilies (both from Radical). “Sweet and bright baits particularly stand out and attract fish quickly. Fishmeal baits, on the other hand, are my preferred choice for long-term feeding grounds,” says Illner. Illner tested one of the large lakes for a...



Sensational predator in Holland

Tostedt.  Babs Kijeweski enjoyed an outstanding start to her predator season in Holland, enthusing: “I was already thinking last year about how and where I wanted to spend the start in Holland. The plan was to go on the Volkerak with my own boat for the first time. A completely unknown water for me. And a huge expanse of water as I discovered last weekend!I prefer to explore such unknown waters by trolling. In my opinion, that is the most effective way to gain an overview. I had two and a half days. With my objective set out, I started fishing. On the first day, I brought nine pike on...



Thirtieth catfish over 100 kg (220 lb)

Tostedt.  On 4 November 2013, Team Black Cat Guiding Tours, with Stefan Seuß and Benjamin Gründer, celebrated a particularly special milestone. The 20th catfish weighing more than 100 kg was landed on one of their guided tours. However, that was not enough. Four and a half years later, the 30th catfish over 100 kg has recently tipped the scales.  Stefan Seuß and Benjamin Gründer love what they do and continue to succeed in conveying their passion to guests on the Team Black Cat Guiding Tours. This was certainly true on the tour week from 31 March to 7 April, destination Grande Fiume...



Record carp for Gründer

Tostedt. Radical and Black Cat team angler Benjamin Gründer has specialized in fishing for carp for more than 20 years. During this time, he has claimed some impressive catches throughout Europe. Landing an exceptional specimen of more than 25 kg was what drove him on his travels for many years. However, as catfish angling took up more and more of his time, his passion for carp become somewhat neglected. On a recent carp fishing trip to a club lake in Bavaria, though, Benjamin and his fishing partner Michael Freund enjoyed a veritable carp-fest. A euphoric Benjamin Gründer reports:...



265-centimetre monster catfish on the WILD CAT´z Adventure Weeks at Wallerwelt in Italy!

Tostedt. On Friday 6 April, a dream came true for WILD CAT´z Adventure Weeks participant Philipp Rehberger. The angler landed a 265-centimetre leviathan weighing an estimated 130 kilograms on the floodwaters of the river Po in Italy. It was the fish of his life. Firstly, however, Philipp had to endure a brutal fight from the dinghy that lasted over 25 minutes. The catfish took off upstream immediately after the bite in just 80 centimetres of water, which is typical behavior of only the largest specimens, before sitting on the bottom for several minutes as solid as a rock.The fully parabolic...