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Carp & Catfish Fishing | River Ebro | Spain  

Overview

Tour code: SPA001  

This is Catfish fishing at its best, for the experienced or for those who have never even caught a Catfish. An amazing one out of five Catfish are over the magical 100lb. The River Ebro starts at the large dam just above Mequinenza, which is the mecca of the Catfish world, this is the place to catch Catfish with not only monster moggies in this river but also a great head of big catfish over 40lb. The river Ebro is world famous for its Catfish fishing, but one little known fact is in the upper reaches the Common Carp fishing is truly second to none. Over the years we have been fishing this area concentrating on the Catfish with live baits. All the time while fishing we have seen hundreds of Carp rolling, crashing and feeding right in the margins. This destination is all-inclusive and is fully guided whilst on the banks ensuring you get the most out of your Catfish fishing holiday.

Location
You will be fishing the River Ebro in Spain, this area of the Ebro near the town of Caspé is world renowned for its big Catfish that live in these stretches and will be taken to the swims by your guide who will know the area extremely well. The River Ebro is one of Spains most famous rivers, running a distance of 580 miles this large river moves massive volumes of water and produces some amazing fishing. The town of Caspè is located in the province of Zaragoza in the west of the country. This area is rich with culture and is famous for the vineyards that surround it along with beautiful countryside.

Fishing
The fishing on the River Ebro is phenomenal, for the freshwater angler this really is one destination that just has to be fished, the areas of this river that we fish give the anglers the chance to catch some absolute monster fish, some reaching over 200lb. These fish are targeted from the shore here with your guide explaining where to place the baits and hoe much bait to put in, your guide will help you at every step of the way means that your fishing on the Ebro is the best it can be. The Catfish and Carp that you will be fishing for are predominantly bottom-feeding fish so you will be ledgering baits on the bottom using tackle that is specifically designed for this type of fishing. The tackle which is provided for you to use is the high quality tackle that will tame these monster that you will find here. With Catfish to over 200lb in this river and Carp to over 40lb the chance of a monster here is highly achievable and when the bite alarms scream off you never know what could be on the end of the line.

Guides
You will be helped every step of the way whilst fishing for catfish on the Ebro by the guides at the destination who know these waters like the backs of their hands. This ensures that you have the highest chance of catching that fish that you have travelled here to target meaning, these guides will be on hand to answer any questions you may have, ensuring your holiday goes as smooth as possible.

If you have any questions on our Carp and Catfishing holidays contact us in the office, our experienced team will be happy to help you with any queries you have. Additionally, you can request a free brochure.

 

Accommodation
Hotel Magallon

The Hotel Magallón is the ideal place to enjoy your stay in Caspe . Being central the hotel Magallon is just 5 minutes walk from the Plaza de España and the City Hall and is a one minute walk from the train station. Being both comfortable and familiar this hotel is adapted for people with reduced capacity and has all the services to have a pleasant stay. The Hotel Magallon has Air-conditioned and soundproofed rooms, cable / satellite TV and free Wi-Fi.

Board: Full Board
Rooms: Twin rooms
Telephone: In reception
Internet: Free wifi
Power: European 2 pin type C or F adaptor
Air Conditioning: In room
Meals: Jolly roger Restaurant
Alcohol: Not included
Equipment Hire: Equipment Provided
Cards Accepted: Debit/Credit card
Cash Accepted: Euros
Species Information
Catfish
Season: All year
Peak: May to October
Weight: 10lb to 220lb
Average Weight: 80lb
Common Carp
Season: All year
Peak: May to October
Weight: 10lb to 50lb
Average Weight: 20lb
Mirror Carp
Season: All year
Peak: May to October
Weight: 10lb to 50lb
Average Weight: 20lb

Itinerary

Although the fishing has set weeks, we have daily flights departing from the UK, therefore should you wish to either extend your stay with additional days at the beginning or end in Spain, the itinerary below can be tailored to suit.

Day 1:

Depart: UK (alternative routes available)

Arrive: Zaragoza.

Once you arrive, a Sportquest Holiday representative will be waiting to transfer you to your accommodation.

Overnight accommodation: Ebro Apartments (Twin room) F/B

Day 2: Fishing Day

Each day you will meet at a prearranged time outside of the bar located next to your accommodation for your days fishing.

Overnight accommodation: Ebro Apartments (Twin room) F/B

Day 3: Fishing Day

Each day you will be transferred the short drive down to the river, where you will spend a full 8 hrs fishing for the huge Catfish.
Overnight accommodation: Ebro Apartments (Twin room) F/B

Day 4: Fishing Day

Once you have arrived at the river and the rods are out fishing, it is then your choice on whose take it is first.

Overnight accommodation: Ebro Apartments (Twin room) F/B

Day 5: Fishing Days

Each and every day your guide will share with you their experience that they have gained from years of guiding on this fish packed river.

Overnight accommodation: Ebro Apartments (Twin room) F/B

Day 6: Fishing Days

Whilst fishing, it is very common to receive multiple takes from these hard fighting fish.

Overnight accommodation: Ebro Apartments (Twin room) F/B

Day 7: Fishing Days

Why not try and target some of the huge Carp, that are so prolific in this stretch of river.

Overnight accommodation: Ebro Apartments (Twin room) F/B

Day 8:

At around lunchtime, you will then be transferred back to the airport for your flight home.

Depart Zaragoza

Arrive UK.

Prices

Remember that Sportquest Holidays' services are completely FREE! When you book a trip with Sportquest Holidays, you never pay more than when you book directly with the lodge and flights independently. Plus what’s more if you book with Sportquest Holidays your holiday is protect by our ATOL and the Travel Package Regulations Act. To see more details CLICK HERE.

Start Date End Date Days Nights Fishing Angler Non-Angler Availability Notes
01/11/2019 30/11/2019 8 7 6 £1,322 N/A Enquire Now N/A
01/12/2019 31/12/2019 8 7 6 £1,323 N/A Enquire Now N/A
01/01/2020 31/01/2020 8 7 6 £1,324 N/A Enquire Now N/A
01/02/2020 29/02/2020 8 7 6 £1,325 N/A Enquire Now N/A
01/03/2020 31/03/2020 8 7 6 £1,326 N/A Enquire Now N/A

Price Notes

Prices are based on two adults sharing transfers, fishing and accommodation (unless otherwise stated) and are correct at the time of going to press. Subject to time of year or date and currency fluctuations, these prices may fluctuate slightly due to flight price increases or fuel surcharge.

ATOL
Holidays or flights booked with Sportquest Holidays Limited are protected by the Civil Aviation Authority by our ATOL bond (Number 6371). ATOL protects you from losing your money or being stranded abroad. It does this by carrying out financial checks on the firms it licenses and requiring a guarantee, called a bond.

What's Included

  • All international flights
  • All transfers to and from Ebro fishing apartment and Zaragoza airport
  • All accommodation as per itinerary
  • Access to professional guide
  • 6 days fishing
  • Tackle
  • Fishing license
  • Meals
  • Lunch and soft drinks whilst fishing

What's Excluded

  • Personal holiday insurance
  • Personal items
  • All bait
  • Guide tips
  • Fishing day ticket €30 for the week (paid locally)
  • Pellets these can be purchased at €60 for 20kilo (This has to be paid locally)

Options

  • Bags of Pellets at €60 per 20kilo

Price Supplements

Price Match Promise

We are so confident that our packaged prices are the best available and offer great value for money.

If, however, you find an identical holiday available with any other fully bonded Tour Operator at a lower price, we will match that price.

Financial Security

Holidays or flights booked with Sportquest Holidays Limited are protected by the Civil Aviation Authority by our ATOL bond (Number 6371). ATOL protects you from losing your money or being stranded abroad. It does this by carrying out financial checks on the firms it licenses and requiring a guarantee, called a bond.

Tour Notes

Visa

A machine-readable passport with at least 6 months before expiry. No visa for UK citizens required.

Medical Requirements

No vaccinations currently required.

Please Note

All details of visa and medical requirements are correct at time of press however please check these requirements for changes.

Departure tax

There is no departure tax from Spain.

Flight Route & Flight Time

UK – Zaragoza (approx 2 hrs)

Baggage Allowance

Your actual allowance is based on both which airline you are flying with and also what class of seat you are travelling in. Normally in economy it is 1 checked bag, Premium Economy / Business 2 checked bags, First 3 checked bags. In addition to your checked bags you are also allowed 1 cabin bag and either 1-laptop bag or ladies handbag. The actual size and weight limit for bags is dependent on the airline. We therefore recommend that once your flights are booked you check on the airlines website for the up to date allowances.

If your itinerary includes private light aircraft or helicopter flights, we will advise you on your baggage and weight allowance.

Transfer Time

Zaragoza airport to Ebro fishing apartments (approx 1.5 hrs)

Questions & Answers

Where is the Lodge?

The Catfish fishing is based at the village of Caspé in the Zaragoza region of Spain, this accommodation is a short journey from the fishing grounds but also has all the amenities of the village close by.

Where do they fish?

You will be fishing in the amazing River Ebro, this river is famed for its huge fish potential with Catfish to over 200lb and Carp to over 40lb. You will be fishing from the banks of this large river and your baits will be placed in the best positions to try and catch these fish.

How long does it take to reach the fishing grounds?

The fishing grounds are a short drive from the apartments, your guides will drive you down to your spot for the day with nearly all being under half an hour away.

 

What fish will I catch?

Whilst fishing on the River Ebro you will predominantly be targeting the huge Catfish and Carp that live in these waters. There are also chances to catch other species too like Barbel, Ide and Zander.

How many fish will I catch?

When on the Ebro you are fishing for a specimen fish so there may be quiet times but these waters have the capability to produce some absolute monsters so that one run could be the fish of a lifetime.

 

How do they fish?

The fishing on the River Ebro for the catfish is done by ledgering baits on the bottom, both the Carp and Catfish are bottom feeders so this is the way to target these fish. Big baits will be used and these are normally halibut pellets as these are durable and the large size means they cannot be taken by smaller fish. Sometimes your baits will be cast out to the baited areas and other times they will be taken out by boat and drooped depending on the distance you will be fishing at.

 

Do the guides speak English?

The hotel manager and staff all speak perfect English and will always help you with any questions that may arise.

 

Who is best suited to this destination?

The river Ebro is a great destination for all, as the accommodation, restaurant/bar and of course the fishing has been set up to ensure everyone has the best experience of Spain.

What skill level is required?

As mentioned previously, this destination suits all abilities as you have nice weather, protected rivers and a guide who will help you with everything you need.

How physically demanding is this trip?

The destination is suitable for all abilities, the fish can put up a big fight as you would expect from something that can grow to over 200lb but your guide will be there to help you if you need help.

When to go?

This destination is fishable nearly all year with the prime months for the big Catfish being the warmer spring and summer months of May through to September.

 

How to get there?

You will fly from a UK airport (roughly 2 hours) to Zaragoza where you will be picked up by a representative from Sportquest Holidays. The transfer to the accommodation by car is then around 1.5 hours.

What is the accommodation like?

The Ebro fishing apartments are perfectly set up for the angler as well as an ideal place to rest and refresh after a hard days fishing on the Ebro. With the rooms being located above the owners bar/restaurant, you will not have to walk far for your meals and is the best place in town to share your fishing stories.

What is the food like?

The bar/restaurant is open every day and is where you will be eating your meals. They have a wide selection for the evening meals and if you request something different, they will try very hard to accommodate you. There is also a good selection of alcohol on offer.

Does the lodge provide fishing tackle?

All tackle is provided at the Ebro fishing and this tackle is of very high quality.

Is internet and phone signal available?

The phone signal and Wi-Fi is very good all around the camp and it is free for customers to use. Just ask a member of the staff for the password when you arrive.

Are there other activities available?

The village of Caspé is in a beautiful area of Spain meaning that visiting customers can go for a walk or cycle ride. Another option is to visit one of the stunning vineyards close by.

 

How much does it cost?

We offer the complete package including all flights and transfers. To view all available weeks and prices click the ‘Dates & Prices’ tab above.

 

Blogs

Reviews

Liam

Morning,

I returned from my Ebro trip and what can I say it was simply out of this world so good I would of happily stayed forever. The flights were good and the airport transfer was brilliant. We meet George at the airport and it was just like old friends telling us all about the Ebro and sharing stories etc. The Jolly Fisherman is all that a fisherman wants good food cooked by Mary and good local beer the accommodation was basic but fine as after a long day fishing you don't want anything else apart from food and sleep.
I went there with hoping to get 100lb Cat and a 30lb Carp and my expectations were blown out of the water, Pontus our guide was superb and was so friendly welcoming and again like old friends on the bank and he is also a very good guide. I had a Ton Cat every day I broke my pb on the second day with 136lb cat and that was more than good enough but Pontus was convinced I get something bigger and I did just that on the Wednesday had a 165lb and what I Cat that was, in total to myself I had 19 cats and 6 Carp and my biggest Carp was 47lb 8oz. I left the Ebro with memories that will last me a lifetime and will find that hard to beat. I also left with new friends who are wanting to do it again but are open to ideas of what sort of trip.
I could write for ages but to sum it up the Ebro trip was fantastic and it left me wanting more, the fishing was great, Pontus was brilliant can put into words what this man can do. The food and beer was great and so were my fishing partners.
Not to forget Sportquest who arranged everything faultlessly and kept me informed at all stages and will be definitely be booking again just need to find my next destination with the help of the sportquest team.
Thank you again you made me memories and fish I will never forget for my Lifetime look forward to my next holiday with you.

Yours Faithfully

Liam Fritchley

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Wow, what a great feedback. Sounds like you had an excellent time out there. I was speaking with Pontus when you were out there and he mentioned you were enjoying yourself. I dont think I really need to say much more apart from thank you for taking the time to write this.

Tight lines

Paul

John

Really good trip. Flights perfect as were the transfers. Accommodation basic but adequate. Food and service brilliant. Our guide was top class@ the fishingwas really enjoyable with all 5 of us breaking the Ton twice up to 138lb. Great trip & I would go again.

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Hi John that sounds like an amazing trip you had with some very big fish caught too. The big question now is where are we going to send you on your next adventure??

Tight lines

Glenn

Broke my personal best twice with a 117lb and a 125lb Catfish

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Hi Glenn thats great, it really sounds like you had a brilliant trip away and breaking your PB not just once but twice is amazing, well done from all at Sportquest.

Hopefully we will get to chat in the near future

Tight Lines

Bill

Good that we all had 100lb + Cats. Carp fishing Disappointing. Pellets over priced at 60 Euros a bag. We had a great Guide, Puntas. Felt sorry for other customers who had novice guides. Cheap Beer, 3 euros. Had to wait too long for baggage reclaim at Stanstead, 2 hurs plus as 2 of our partys bags eventually found on a different collection point from our flight!! Thanks for a great Holiday

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Hi Bill, thanks for your feedback form.

That sounds like a great trip that everyone managed Cats over the magical 100LB mark and dont they hang on....

They have a bit of a captive audience regarding the pellets, this isnt something we have control over. Puntas is very good and someone we get asked for. Shame about the bags at the airport, thats the last thing you need after your flight but glad it all got sorted out in the end.

All the best

Paul

Patrick

Holiday was great!

Fishing was the best part and many big fish were caught.

Digs were basic, but staff were really nice and helpful.

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Patrick

Thank you for both the feedback scores and comments. Thats about spot on.

Glad you and your group all had a good time and we look forward in getting you all back soon.

Regards Peter

Stephen

Transfers to and from the airport was in two rather beaten up cars, adequate, but not what I was expecting.
We stayed in the "Ideal Hotel" is Caspe. Accommodation was very good, all meals taken in the bar not hotel. so it could be a problem. To be fair Catfish Capers went the extra mile and ferried us about (hotel to bar) all week.
Fishing guides were all great. Could have had more information from Sportquest about the set up in Spain.

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Hi Stephen, thanks for your feedback as these are very important for us and future travellers as we try our up most to amend the issues if there are any.

With regards to the cars, I have spoken to Martin the owner today and he has assured me that he is going out today to purchase a new car. I will keep an eye on this to make sure we do not get any more comments.

The hotel we use, we only use when anglers prefer the hotel feel rather than our standard accommodation above Martins bar. As we include a full food package with Catfish Capers then Martins bar is where you would need to eat each day. I did mention this at the time of booking bit I can now see that in future if people want to stay in the hotel we should include information about the set up for eating at Martins bar.

So glad the guides looked after you so much and you guys had a great week. Hopefully we can help out in the near future

All the best

Paul

Phillip

Great holiday from start to finish
Guides were excellent
Martin was a great host
Communication from Sportquest was very good

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Hi Phillip, thanks for your feedback. So glad you guys had a great time and caught plenty of big catfish.

I shall pass on your kind comments to Martin and look forward to helping you next year

All the best

Paul

Michael

Overall holiday was excellent from start to finish. there is nothing to fault! Martin and guides were superb can't wait to go back

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Hi Michael, thank you for your feedback. Glad to hear you had a good time and caught plenty of fish and thanks for the pictures

All the best

Paul

Royston

Where to start....What a week....we were met at the airport by our guides ...Pontus and Tim....(What knowledgeable guys ) Fantastic guides...nothing too much trouble...always willing to assist...cannot fault either guy .The transfer to our accommodation was interesting as Pontus was a really easy guy to warm to, chatting away like we were old friends and advising myself and my two sons of the itinerary for the highly anticipated week ahead. Once at the accommodation we were introduced to the top man Martin...Again it was like meeting an old friend. Martin welcomed us and made us aware that we were staying in the apartments above the Jolly Fisherman . Once we went up to the accommodation it was quite obvious that these rooms are really basic...no locks on the doors but clean and tidy...we soon realised that after the 1st days fishing you do not require anymore in your room apart from the bed to put your head down....There are 2 showers adjacent to the rooms that are both clean and adequate for your needs...plenty of hot water...there were 10 of us sharing the showers and nobody had a cold shower....There is also a kitchen adjacent to the shower rooms where you can make tea ..coffee etc...The bar downstairs is welcoming and where you all eat and talk about the one that got away...or in our case the Monsters we had caught. The food is excellent and plentiful...if you get a chance ask Martin to cook you a steak ...absolutely spot on....The girls who work in the kitchen are wonderful keeping you supplied with plates of calamari, chicken nuggets etc whilst they are preparing dinner...always freshly cooked nice and hot...really nice...
The Fishing.......Out of this world....You are taken to the River around 8.30 in the morning after a full English breakfast and your rods are already made up on the bank all ready for you. Our guides Pontus and Tim were as enthusiastic as we were to get the rods out....These guys work incredibly hard to make sure your trip is an experience of a lifetime...We went on this trip with the expectation of catching a 100lb catfish and a 30lb carp...All three of us achieved our aim with the 1st 100lb cat being caught on the 1st day...Pontus and Tim made this trip a pleasure and have left myself and my 2 sons with some wonderful memories...
I would thoroughly recommend this trip to anyone who wants to experience the power of these fish...The whole trip was exciting from day 1 as you were always aware that the next fish could break your PB again....Great Trip...my 2sons are already arranging to go again...Many thanks to Martin and his crew for the experience. Lastly......Thanks to Sportquest....They arranged everything for us for this trip...Fishing licences...flights, transfers etc...All we had to do was get to the Airport....Thanks for a great great Time...Roy, colin and Simon.....BRILLIANT......

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Where do i start....... Wow what a great little report and one that will help people greatly. Glad our guys looked after you so well and all your targets were met. The fishing in Spain is simply awesome and like you said people should experience it for them selves

I shall pass this report on to Martin and the guides and once your boys have decided on some dates then do get them to call me

All the very best

Paul

David

This fishing adventure on the River Ebro in Spain was excellent, where else can you go in Europe and almost have the guarantee of catching a 100 lb fish? Martin and his team where very professional and dedicated to the fishing.

The accommodation is very basic, with no locks on the rooms which was a bit of a worry! Food in the bar was excellent and the bar really was 'open all hours' which is sometimes not so good when you have to be up early to go fishing!!

Would recommend this trip to anyone who dreams of catching a hard fighting freshwater fish.

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

David

Thank you for talking the time to send through your review it is much appreciated. In relation to the comments about the locks, yes this does worry a few people but as you have seen there is nothing to worry about. The issue we had was having locks on all the rooms customers would either forget to return the keys or lose them while fishing. As you know once you get in to all the big cats, getting in and out of the water, etc the last thing you are thinking about is a key in your pocket.

We look forward in helping you arrange your next trip as we appreciate your custom.

Kind Regards Peter

Ken

Had a brilliant time, the jolly fisherman was very good, food was top notch made to feel welcome the second we walked in.

Sleeping area was as described basic but we knew that before we booked, the showers were fine and worked well.

Guides were a good bunch and we had a good laugh with them, as said food was very good freshly cooked when we got back from fishing.

All staff were friendly and helpful we are looking at booking for next year for sure.

Well done and all praise to Martin and his team.

Also praise for the office team for making it so easy for us all thank you all.

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Ken Thank you from us all for your kind remarks and great feedback. It sounds like you guys had an amazing time and it was a pleasure in looking after you all.

I look forward in booking you all back for next year, just feel free to contact me directly when you are al ready.

PS can not wait to see copies of the pictures.

Kind Regards Peter

Darren

We were met at the airport on arrival and quickly transfered to the accommodation at the jolly fisherman where we were met by Martin and his team.

The accommodation though basic was adequate and clean.

The food was exceptional and varied and we were asked each day what we wanted for dinner.

The fishing guide Alan and his assistant Graham were totally professional and through their expertise and knowledge helped us to catch plenty of fish with our group catching 83 cats totalling 5,134 lbs with 6 over 100 lbs and several 80l b and 90 lb fish.

I would recommend to anyone contemplating taking a trip go ahead you won't regret it and we will be returning in the near future.

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Daz

It was great talking to you on the telephone and I am happy that you all had a great trip. That is an amazing amount of fish 5,134 lb of slime :)

I look forward in dealing with you all again and will look at the same dates for next year.

Kind Regards Peter

Tim

Over all a great holidays with great guides who worked really hard to please. One big issue is not everyone wants to go fishing every day and with the jollyfisherman not open during the day there is no way you can go back to your room . Plus there are no locks on any bedroom doors.

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Mr Aldred

Thank you for taking the time to both talk to me on the telephone and for completing your feedback form. In relation to number of fishing hours, I think that is a fair comment as after all its your own holiday so if you wish to finish early that should not be any issue. In relation to the bedroom locks, this has come up before, the issue is the owner keeps changing the locks but customers keep losing the keys. This is something that we can talk to the operator about again and see if we can get this resolved.

Kind Regards Peter

Robert

As a single angler the trip suited me just fine as I not only got to have great fishing, I also made many good new fishing friends and for that I thank you all.

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Hi Robert. It is a very good resort for a single angler as there are no supplements and there is a great bar for the evenings to share drinks with like minded people

See you soon

Paul

Richard

Thoroughly enjoyed it from start to finish, thank you all

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Our pleasure Richard. Loved the pictures you sent through

Regards

Mel

Gary

Never got so messed up with mud and slime, but then again I have never ever had as much fun as that fishing in my life. Unbelievable trip.

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

The downside of all those fish is the mud and slime, glad you enjoyed your holiday hope to see you all again soon.

Paul

We had 10 fish over 100lb - best trip ever. Thanks to all concerned.

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Paul, 10 over the magic 100lb no wonder you are all happy. Regards Peter

Steven

Dear Peter Following our visit to your office this morning here is an overview of our fantastic trip to the River Ebro:

Day 1 – 7/9/09:
Jackie – 129lb, 30lb Catfish
Steve – 92 lb Catfish 10lb Carp

Day 2 – 8/9/09:
Jackie – 1-1/2lb, 122lb Catfish
Steve – 70lb, 3lb, 6lb Catfish

Day 3 – 9/9/09:
Jackie – 77lb, 35lb, 1-1/2lb Catfish 30lb Carp
Steve – 74lb Catfish, 34lb Carp, 58lb, 114lb Catfish

Day 4 – 10/9/09:
Jackie – 29lb, 52lb, 60lb, 55lb, 53lb Catfish + 46lb Carp
Steve – 74lb, 45lb, 2lb, 140lb, 58lb, 47lb Catfish

Day 5 – 11/9/09:
Jackie – 48 lb, 29 lb, 32lb, 25lb, 4lb, 6lb, 34lb, 37lb, 52lb Catfish
Steve – 80lb, 38lb, 39lb, 34lb, 77lb, 32lb, 60lb, 81lb, 29lb, 37lb Catfish

Day 6 – 12/9/09:
Jackie – 39lb, 31lb, 29lb, 74lb, 85lb, 35lb, 54lb, 33lb, 99lb, 47lb, 41lb Catfish
Steve – 122 lb, 57lb, 100lb, 57lb, 48lb, 82lb, 48lb, 80lb, 111lb, 52lb, 25lb, 39lb Catfish

As you can see, we had a brilliant time. The guide told us he had never fished this swim before which was clear as that first day we only had a few fish. However, the constant ground baiting reaped huge rewards.

Jackie, who had never fished before, was the first one to catch a catfish over 100lbs and caught the biggest carp, 46lbs, in our group!

She had thought she was going to be bored and had brought books and magazines to pass the time – In fact she never got to read a page as to busy fishing!!!!

The accommodation was basic but soon became home as we got used to it (remember to take towels with you).

At the end of each day we would discuss the days fishing with other anglers in the bar and made a few friends – the food was good too!

We never had time to shop as too shattered from the fun of the day as you were out by 8 a.m. and did not usually return until about 7 p.m.!

We did think afterwards it would have been good to attach a weeks relaxing holiday at the end of this trip!

Please can you rebook us in for next year?

Kind regards Steve and Jackie

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Steve & Jackie thanks for such a detailed report and all your feedback, also a good tip about taking extra towels to wipe off all the fish slime :) I have rebooked you as requested. Kind Regards Peter

Peter

Peter just returned from my trip and just wanted to say the fishing holiday in Spain was I am pleased to say, way above my expectations. Fishing was great Martin and the guides could not have worked harder to make what it was a very special holiday

Big thank you to everyone Regards P Morbey

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Peter thanks for the feedback and the pictures might have to use them for the next brochure. happy to be a service to you all and look forward in dealing with you again. Regards Peter C

Stephen

For a start, the flights were on time! Was met by the man himself - Martin. This time of the year it starts getting hot, about 35C+. My guide Alan could not look after me any better, the equipment - first class. Off to a slow start first day, 3 fish - 2 were in the 60's. 2nd day not good all around. 3rd day had 2 at 50 and 65, lost/missed loads. 4th day OMG! 14 cats all weights up to 58lb - my poor arms. 5th day was joined by 2 fishing writers and guide Rory -7 fish OMG, my 4th fish 150lbs, what a fight. All these fish were caught 140 yards out and give you grief all the way, if you are not careful you could be pulled over. On the big one I have never heard such a noise from the poor reel!

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Stephen, now thats a feedback, thanks for all your comments and also for rebooking. I look forward to the same report next time. Regards Mathew.

Felice

Hi Paul.

Safely returned from Caspe yesterday.
Thought you might like some feedback about a few aspects of the trip.

Fishing: Absolutely fantastic, 79 Cats in total and 4 Carp. Also caught Zander, roach and Bleak. Total Cats in weight 5,435 lbs, 10 over 100lb, biggest 160lb. Total Carp 97lb, biggest 34lb. Fantastic!!!!!!!!!!

Our guides Alan and Glen were superb, offering quality advice, assistance and companionship.

Accommodation: We were a bit disappointed with the accommodation as it is very basic. Managed to cope with this because of the superb fishing.

Food: Breakfasts very good, but no variation regarding lunches, cheese and ham baguettes only. Need to have more variation in evening meals, not chips all the time.

General points: There needs to be a welcome brochure that gives you information about the trip, meal times, pick up times etc, some local info regarding bars and banks etc. A 10-15 minute imput on your first evening by your host would be very useful!!!!!!

Details regarding bait costs need to be available prior to fishing, so people can budget for this cost. This can be a shock to anyone who has not been before. You need a lot of bait to catch the fish.

Hope you find these comments from three old farts constructive and hopefully looked at for future users

Once again thanks for you help on everything, the fishing was great and we had a fantastic time

PS. Have all the catch details if you want them and some photos too, we hope to go again soon with more friends.

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Hi Felice

Thank you for your feedback as it is very important to us. I have tried to address your points below:

1. Accommodation, we do try to make people aware that it is very basic and fundamentally just for anglers to rest their head after a hard days fishing

2. Food, i have spoken to our operator in relation to the pack lunches and he has informed me that he will now offer a more varied selection. In relation to evening meals there is a list below of what they have on offer and if there isn't something that takes your fancy then please say something at the start of your holiday and they will try to meet your needs

3. In relation to the welcome brochure, they have produced these before but unfortunately some people have either ruined them or taken them home so becomes fairly expensive to keep producing them. The drivers who take the transfers should now give every new customer a briefing during the transfer and our operator has assured me that this will be reinforced.

4. Bait costs, we will make this a very important part of pre-trip information so that future anglers can budget for this

We at Sportquest Holidays always act on any feedback we receive and make a point of contacting our operator's to resolve any issues. I hope that the comments to your feedback are satisfactory and look forward to assisting you and your group on any future bookings

Regards

Paul Stevens

Ian

Wow thanks the 3 of us had a great time with lots and lots of fish. it blew us away. One point to note is accommodation is basic, but you told us that so it was expected, however we went for the fishing and it was excellent.

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Ian, I am glad you boys loved it, great pictures I see as well, yes the accommodation is basic but with groups of carp and catfish anglers trudging through each week all covered in slime and mud, its hard to provide much else. But you summed it up in a nutshell, its all about catching the fish. Look forward in arranging another trip for you Paul.

Jared

Had a great time fishing was amazing, accommodation is very basic but for just anglers returning each day all slimy and smelly it was just fine.

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Jared, glad to hear you had a great time and I can not wait to see all your pictures. Thanks for your custom and we look forward in assisting you again. Regards Paul Stevens

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