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TOP 10 RIVERS FOR FLY FISHING IN SPAIN

Six of the 10 best rivers for fly fishing in Spain are in the Pyrenees. The beauty of its mountains, wild fish, and color of its waters make this spot a unique place to enjoy a fishing vacation.

Spain is the fourth largest country on the European continent, with an average altitude of 650, the fifth most mountainous country in Europe after Switzerland, Austria, Andorra and Liechtenstein.

There are numerous mountain ranges in Spain:

  • The Pyrenees.

  • Béticos range

  • Cantabrian Mountains.

  • Iberian range

  • Sierra Morena.

  • Central range

  • Mountains of Toledo.

This rugged terrain hides some of the best rivers for fly fishing throughout Europe, but without doubt the Pyrenees are the national jewel, its variety of water in a short range, beauty of its mountains, good Zebra trout populations, its location near some of the most spectacular national Parks and the beauty of its villages they have become a national destination for fly fishing lovers.

Top 10 rivers for fly fishing according to us are

River Ara (aragon)

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River Gállego (aragon)

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River Veral (aragon)

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River Esera (aragon)

Esera

River Tormes (castilla y león)

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River Porma and Esla (castilla y león)

Porma

River Cares (asturias)

Cares

River de Noguera Cardos (catalonia)

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River Sella (asturias)

Sella

River Ter (catalonia)

Ter

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Pyrenees of Spain: sun, gastronomy, culture, beautiful mountains and good fishing

We are very fortunate to work in the most beautiful mountains from one of the safer and better prepared countries for tourism.

If there is something that sets us apart from the majority of fly-fishing destinations is:

  • SUN: enjoy your holidays in the country with better weather and with more daylight hours in all Europe, surrounded by the quiet and beautiful mountains.

  • GASTRONOMY: Spanish cuisine is considered one of the best in the world. 4 of the top 10 restaurants in the world are Spanish. Excellent wines, gourmet picnic lunch, tapas tours attached to a healthy Mediterranean diet served in our 4 star spa resort – located in Biescas.

  • CULTURE: The destination offers the possibility to fish in crystal waters full of history under Romanesque bridges passing by the Camino de Santiago, walk near prehistoric stone monuments, or contemplate monasteries and castles of the Middle Ages in the way to fishing spots.

Live a perfect experience it would not be possible if we were not located in Biescas, a village with two traditional historic centers, located near the Ordesa National Park and in which there are major services such as 24 hours medical service, pharmacy, shopping, many restaurants …

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The zebra trout: Trout that resisted the last glaciation.

The trout that inhabit the waters of the Spanish Pyrenees is considered the oldest variety of trout entire European continent. We invite you to live experience of fishing and conserve one of the world’s oldest evolutionarily trout.

Spanish Pyrenees, unlike other major European destinations for fly fishing as Slovenia or Austria, has made a commitment to the conservation of wild trout populations. Every angler who visit our rivers contributes to the local economy, allowing the protection of rivers and trout. “Theres NO real protection on the rives until their conservation affect on the economy of local people”.

Our living “fossil” is a subspecies of brown trout belonging to MEDITERRANEAN group survived the invasion of Europe by the ice in the last Ice Age. It is therefore considered the oldest trout, as it is relegated in our mountains long before the last ice age.

You could say that the rest of Central European varieties of brown trout are much younger, as their ancestral populations disappeared with the ice. To this is added the genetic contamination of natural populations of trout in many of the rivers in the rest of Europe who have been and are strongly influenced by repetitive stocking.

Pyrenees Fly Fishing as a local company that focuses on the fishing resource we have a moral obligation to inculcate good environmental practices among our friends, always practice catch and release, help protect this unique species and allow conservation of their populations .

FEATURES OF OUR NATIVE TROUT, ZEBRA TROUT:

  • It has many small black and red circles surrounded by a white halo and also has four dark stripes crossing his Body.

  • Great adaptation to our climate: large avenues, water stress and high water temperatures.

  • In result of the adaptation she is suspicious to predators.

  • The wide avenues of water and the rivers rocky mountain background seems they cause the morphology of trout oversizing their pectoral fins.

  • The other main feature of this type of brown trout is its speed when attacking flies.

  • Great power.

  • More than 10 spots on the Operculum.

To learn more please check this: http://anglersclub.com/trout-articles/zebra-trout/

 

 

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Discover the essence of the Pyrenees and Fly Fishing as Ernest Hemingway did.

The Nobel Prize Ernest Hemingway in his novel “The Sun Also Rise” traveled from Paris to Spain to fish in the Pyrenees and attend the San Fermines, for him the best fishing experience in Europe it was in Spain, a country that he fall in love with.

Ernest Hemingway in his novel describes his experience fishing in the Pyrenees, specifically in the valley of Irati in 1924. The experience and the good fishing made him dream with Spain and convince his wife and friends for a new journey in June 1925, days before the start in Pamplona’s San Fermin festival.

The excitement and exaltation that Ernest Hemingway found fishing in the Pyrenees, bound to the virginity of its mountains and abundant trout were obscured in this second trip by detecting that the old forests and river banks were being razed. A sense of grief, sadness and personal offense ran through the blood of the Nobel Prize, who suffered from the destructive consequences that logging could have on trout populations of these mountains.

As fishing guides in the Pyrenees we would love that Ernest Hemingway could see that the trees grew again in the Pyrenees, that populations of Zebra Trout in the rivers are recovering and that there still are adventurous anglers traveling to the Pyrenees to meet the immensity its mountains, the kindness of its people, its climate and especially help local companies to create a new sustainable tourism model for the enjoyment of future generations.

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Fishing in exclusive places

Because it is often more important “the place than the number or size” Pyrenees Fly Fishing in Spain, takes you to exclusive places of breathtaking beauty.

We understand fly fishing as a nature experience of silence and peace that allows us to leave behind the stresses of everyday life. So we’ve selected the best rivers, lakes and streams that are only accessible through restricted tracks. Some places where the angler can live full experience in nature.

These access rights for the vehicles of our local guides were obtained through own family rights of these mountains or paying large sums for the access as a private company.

Our friends anglers will enjoy this exclusivity without an added price in the package.

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The Pyrenees, one of the best locations for a fly fishing Europe

More and more people decide to spend their fishing holiday in the Pyrenees. Wild trout, variety of rivers, sun and gastronomy make these mountains a unique destination.

Spain for many tourists is a sun and beach destination, but are pleasantly surprised to find inside, the beauty of its mountains and set of scenarios to practice fly fishing.

From our hotel – located in the town of Biescas in the Ordesa Monte Perdido National Park the angler will have access to a variety of rivers, lakes and streams.

SPECIES FOR FISHING

In its crystalline waters live wild brown trout, catfish, in very specific places char (an exotic species introduced in the Pyrenees which comes from North America) and a unique variety of brown trout, Trout Zebra, characterized by its black side stripes.

FISHING SEASON

In the waters of the Pyrenees generally they can be fished from the third Sunday in March until the end of September.

High mountain waters from June 1 to September 30 and certain rivers can be fished until 15 or October 31.

FISHING PERMITS IN SPAIN AND IN THE PYRENEES

Permits to fish in the Aragonese Pyrenees must be processed in the Aragonese Institute of Environmental Management from 8 am to 15 pm Monday through Friday. It is also necessary to process a number of fishing permits to fish exclusive places, these permissions are managed by fishing clubs or the administration.

THE PYRENEES IN PICTURES

In the following section we present some of the most beautiful places to practice fly fishing in the Pyrenees in the form of catch and release locations:

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From England to fly fishing in the Pyrenees

Due to the proximity from England the Pyrenees are a great destination for the British public, who value their wild trout and the beautiful landscapes.

Last week Mr. JP came to visit the Pyrenees. He was marveled by the beauty of its mountains, tranquility and abundance of wild trout.

Here are some photos of the trip:

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Fly fishing in Ordesa national park

Spain has many National Parks. Rivers originating in the Ordesa y Monte Perdido National Park are characterized by the crystal clear waters, limestone soils and abundant populations of zebra trout.

At the heart of the National Park Arazas River, a tributary of the Ara River rises. Its waters are known for their blue emerald and because its the only wild river of the Pyrenees (without any dam or water diversion).

Pyrenees Fly Fishing is authorized to take clients with their vehicles 4 x 4 tracks giving access restricted access to almost exclusive river sections.

Fly fish wild trout surrounded by spectacular scenery and watching unique birds fly, as the Vulture, is a feeling that we recommend to all fisherman who loves fishing at its best.

Wild fish and wild trout surrounded by spectacular scenery and watching birds fly only as the Vulture is a feeling that we recommend to all fisherman who loves fishing at its best.

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Pyrenees fly fishing, a new fly fishing guides company in the Pyrenees

Spanish Pyrenees is a new destination for Fly Fishing, a paradise located south of Europe, ideal place to enjoy its beautiful wild zebra trout. Pyrenees Fly Fishing offers you a unique opportunity to live a well deserved and unique fly fishing vacation.

PYRENEES FLY FISHING is a fly fishing guides company operating in the Spanish Pyrenees. Characterized by its excellence and unique treatment and being formed by a team of professional guides with great knowledge on the subject.

They offer various packages that bring together all kinds of services from the arrival at an airport or train station: transfers from stations to the Hotel, accommodation, meals, guided trips to fly fish(1 guide for every two fishermen on a vehicle 4×4), obtaining permits and licenses, approvals for driving on restricted access tracks, parallel activities for non anglers, advisory services – guide on fly fishing…

And in a timely manner also it aims to offer the possibility of selling to customers of certain materials as fishing rods, reels, waders or fly.

To realize this activity we are working from a carefully selected center:

HOTEL – SPA Tierra de Biescas: corresponds to a hotel located in the town of Biescas, in the region of Alto Gállego, near the National Park Ordesa and Monte Perdido.

In short, Pyrenees Fly Fishing offers complete packages providing the opportunity to enjoy all kinds of services intended to meet the needs of tourists who love adventure travel or fishing in new destinations such as the Spanish Pyrenees and all under the premise of service excellence and customer welfare “Specialists in fly fishing trips and welfare”.

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Destination Spain, sun and fly fishing

Spain and more particularly the sunny side of the Pyrenees are a unique and undiscovered destination for many lovers of fly fishing vacation. Pyrenees Fly Fishing invites you to explore it.

Spain is the European country most valued by visitors for its climate, daylight hours, services, communications and beauty of its landscapes. But for many of them when you talk of their potential to fly fishing are greatly surprised.

The Pyrenees hide a true paradise with many rivers, streams, lakes and small lakes they inhabit wild populations of brown trout and Zebra trout and Barbel.

We invite you to discover the best kept secret in Europe!

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