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Welcome to the Catfish Conservation Group (CCG) web site!

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The CCG is the World's first club dedicated to fishing for the wels catfish, (Latin name - Silurus glanis), also called the European or Danubian catfish. We are based in England but have catfishing members all over the World.If you want to know more information about the wels catfish, where to find them and how to catch them, or want to get hold of specialist catfishing tackle, you've come to the right place!

If you are a travelling catfisherman, then this site also has something for you. Many of our members catch catfish all over the World and have experience landing many other species of cats too including channel cats, vundu, sementendu, redtails, goonch and more! Some of their articles appear on this site.

You can access lots of information through  this site and get even more from the exclusive members section. Joining the CCG is easy, it costs just £15 a year, click on membership section to find out more and join online.This website is a resource for all so if you have anything to contribute, please get in touch.


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Special Offers on Rooms at Hilton Hotel Milton Keynes

for members attending AGM

Book Online before 31st January

Got a catfish related question? Post it on the  CCG Catfishing Forum

Looking for the latest Catfish Tackle? Visit the CCG Online Shop

Got a catfish photograph?

Members can submit pictures of their catches for uploading to the CCG Gallery


Click here to buy 'A catfishing season'


A Catfishing Season

Simon Clarke and friends

guide you through a

UK catfishing season.

Features rigs, baits and

plenty of action.

RRP £12.50   

CCG Members Price £11.25

Available from the CCG webshop Now!                                               

                                  New Catfishing Book

by Simon Clarke

                                Complete guide to catfishing methods and techniques Ideal for both new and

                                                     experienced catfish anglers.

                                                    Lots of images and diagrams

                          170 page hardback £19.95



New DVD - Passport to Catfish: French Rivers

Passport to Catfish - French Rivers DVD

Brand new DVD only release in the Passport to Catfish Series from 'Day Ticket' team Trevor Pritchard and Richard Garner. Follow a 'true to life' week long session on the River Saone - This is a 'real' fishing DVD - tells it like it is in the relaxed 'Day Ticket' style - running time 1hr 50min



 Exclusively available from the CCG shop

                    - The incredible new DVD 'Underwaterattacks 1'

Only available from the CCG - Click Here to Purchase Online

Although the DVD has an English language option,

the video trailer is in German. Never-the-less it gives

a good idea of what to expect from this amazing film.

View trailer HERE

Read Whiskers' Editor Keith Lambert's DVD review HERE

(reproduced from Whiskers)

                                         RRP £19.99                  CCG Members price £17.95


Whiskers Articles

The Articles pages have recently been updated with articles taken from the last issue of Whiskers magazine these now include photographs. Existing articles can be accessed through the Article Archive pages that have also been added.

IGFA World Catfish Record 228lb 6oz

Kevin Maddocks' 7 year reign as world record holder is over! The IGFA has accepted a claim of 228lb 6oz from German catfish angler Guenther Schwierzy. The fish was caught from Italy's River Mincio. Ironically Kevin was one of a small number of CCG members who pioneered catfishing on the Mincio in the early 90's.


Spanish Record - 224lb 10oz

CCG Fish-In Record Catfish Pictures - 61lb 2oz



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CCG Web shop

now online - loads of specialist catfishing tackle, from rig rattles to clonks, Kevlar to polyballs. We have the biggest selection of catfish hooks you can imagine with patterns by Owner, Maruto Eagle Wave, Catfish Pro and lots more.

Lots of catfish related stuff too including clothing, stickers, badges, mugs, books, videos and DVDs. You can even join the group, renew your membership and book

fish-ins too!

Just click on the web shop page to see more!