Gamakatsu Treble 22NS

First Class Catfish hook: Gamakatsu Treble 22NS

By Roy Noom

Nowadays you can find catfish in nearly every Dutch river, creating a specialist sport. The first couple of 2 meter plus fish have already seen the Dutch landscape from above the water surface! To fish for catfish, it is highly recommended to use the best hooks in order to tame the strongest Silurus glanis.

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Strong, thick wired and featuring the well-known super sharp and sticky Gamakatsu hook point.

When fishing for catfish with lures, I change standard trebles immediately to Treble 22 or Treble 16, depending on variation that has no negative influence on the action. The Treble 16 has a thicker wire than the Treble 22 and whenever the action is negatively changing due to the thick wire, I instantly switch over to the Treble 22. Both Trebles have been carefully tested and used heavily for catfishing

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Fishing partner Bart Castricum with a Dutch giant!

For static fishing from the bank you can use a fairly simple rig with a Treble, covered with lob worms or large Dendrobaenas. The more the better, so to say. Catfish rarely let such a bait pass. This setup is a little too simple for rivers with a fast flow; the rig would swirl on the bottom and getting stuck is very likely the consequence.

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… but extremely effective!

Therefore it is more effective to lift your rig from the bottom by the use of an underwater float and use the flow to lift the rig allowing the worms to suddenly come to life. We tied a Treble 22NS to the Big Waller 40gr Underwater Float Mono Rig in order to fairly easily fill it with a bundle of worms for a nice session from the bank. The Treble 22NS has a thick wire but is perfect for holding large worms.

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Sooner or later you will catch one.

Give this rig a try from the bank on one of the rivers of your choice, for example just besides the flow edge. Sooner or late you will get one! And don’t forget to secure your rod in the support!

Tight Lines,

Roy Noom

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