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 .


  • 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.

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