There are 1,001 different locations where you might choose to catch a Trout. Whether that be on a Scottish Loch, the tranquil banks of the River Test in England or a remote stream in Argentinean Patagonia, each experience is undeniably different. The fishing in Northern Spain in the Eastern and Western Pyrenees offers just that, a totally unique environment to immerse away the stresses of everyday life, surrounded by a warm and embracing culture. Direct flights from London and most European cities make for a perfect stress busting 3-day or longer escape!
Salvelinus offers a lot more than wilderness Trout fishing amongst beautiful surroundings, although on that count it unquestionably excels. The trips on offer to both the Western and Eastern Pyrenees in Northern Spain are focused on combining the pleasures, romance and skill of fly-fishing within a culturally immersive experience. Whether you consider yourself a fishing expert or a complete novice looking for a totally different holiday, highly skilled guides will take you to enchanting backwaters, remote streams or mountain lakes where you will experience all the beauty of this scenic and unspoilt region of Spain. Equal to the surroundings and the fishing is to enjoy the Spanish culture and hospitality. There is a serious focus on good living with delicious wines and gastronomic treats awaiting all guests.
The fishing available covers a huge area, only a fraction of which you would see on a single trip. Never-the-less the variety of water available is spectacular. Anglers will have a fabulous range of possibilities from which to fish in secluded and tranquil areas. The diversity on offer is a result of passionate and painstaking research built up over 29 years dedication exploring every lake, river, and stream. Many of the locations fished are in areas of outstanding natural beauty and are UNESCO Protected Natural Areas.
Alongside the Trout, there are some fabulous stretches of river that teem with Barbel. The fishing can be very visual, in some instances requiring techniques more akin to Bonefish and will put up a great fight. Previously ignored by game anglers as a coarse fish, with the right techniques they offer spectacular sport on a fly.
This area is considered one of the most remote regions in Western Europe with a small and intimate lodge catering for just eight anglers / non anglers. The waters you will fish cover the Navarra region and the Western Huesca province in the Aragon region. This area has breath-taking up country scenery and is a really unique experience. Although the Trout in the higher regions can be wary owing to the crstal clear water you are fishing prmarily for the native Zebra Trout, one of the oldest and fastest of all the Trout family. It is as much about the pursuit and the environment rather than simply a case of tallying up size or numbers. If you ever wanted a spectacular backdrop to your fishing this is one of the places to be. This area fishes best from March to June with the higher altitude keeping temperatures moderate throughout the warm summer months.
The lower reaches of the Pyrenees offer more productive waters with above average sized Brown or Rainbow Trout. Variety is still very much a feature with spectacular scenery covering mountain streams and more genteel valleys. It covers the provinces of Eastern Huesca in Aragon province and the Lleida province in the Catalonia region. Lodging is run in combination with a local 'Fonda (place to eat)' in Aren and is of the highest standard.
This is an area where anglers can justifiably enjoy their fishing knowing that non-fishing partners are paired with an equal array of activities whether it be focussed on sight-seeing, spa or more physical activities such as hiking in the Pyrenees. Historic churches, fabulous wineries, spectacular walks in the surrounding national parks all compete for attention and each evening you will of course be reunited to enjoy the excellent cuisine on offer.
Families are very welcome with fly fishing lessons for children and non-fishers as required
Hi Justin, my son and I had a really great time. Everything from people, food, learning new techniques and the nature was really special. Best Robert -Johannesburg SA - July 2019
-Arrival to Zaragoza airport late afternoon.
-Transfer to Santa Cillia and lodge
-Fly fishing in a restricted mountainous area.
-Fish mountain lakes, a high mountain stream and a spring creek.
-Overnight Santa Cillia
-High country experience in the surrounding of the Ordesa National Park or Valles Occidentales Park for native Zebra Brown Trout as well as fishing creeks and streams.
-Mid-country experience fishing exquisite turquoise coloured rivers with a wide variety of pools, runs, and flats as well as fishing for Barbel with Dry Flies.
-Transfer to the airport as per flight schedule
September & October
-Arrival to Zaragoza airport late afternoon. Direct transfer to the Lodge in Aren.
Fishing a mid-country river with runs, pools and flats for Brown Trout in Catalonia. This is one of the best rivers in Northern Spain with Trout from 12 to 18 inches and specimens up to 24 inches. As an alternative try sight-fishing for Barbel in a smaller river using dry flies.
-High country experience in the surrounding of Aigues Tortes National Park or Posets Maladeta Park for the native Zebra Brown Trout.
-Low country experience for Rainbow and Brown Trout, sight fishing in a crystal-clear water.
-Direct transfer to airport and evening flight.
The season runs from March to 31 November
6 Night / 5 days fishing €5,500
Partial weeks where available €1,200/night min 3 nights
Single Occupancy €90/night extra
Private Guide €200/day extra
Please request further info on family trips and fishing lessons
Price includes accommodation, all meals, as well as a wide selection of house wines, beers, spirits and soft drinks. Fishing packages are guided with daily permits where included. All fishing gear is available to borrow free of charge.
Transfers are included from Zaragoza. Transfer s from Barcelona, Madrid, Bilbao or La Rioja at extra cost
Trips are run from March to November however the different locations have different seasons, the Western Pyrenees fishes best over the summer months (June to August) whilst the Eastern Pyrenees enjoys a longer season. At the time of booking we would seek to advise you on what your best options are depending on when you want to go and what your focus is, whether a couple’s trip or a more dedicated fishing trip as well as taking into account your experience.
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Salvelinus is the sort of fishing destination that not only could I convince my non-fishing, ex-wife, to join me on, but conceivably I would be able to encourage her to learn to fish. A confident statement by any means! Let me elaborate. Thirty-six hours prior to landing in Spain, at Zaragoza airport, I had been standing on ...