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Ebro River | Spain | Catfish Fishing

Overview

Tour code: SPA003  

Ever dreamt of doing battle with one of the hardest fighting freshwater beast on the planet? Well, now is your chance, as we are offering Cat-fishing at its best. Imagine standing on the side of a huge fast running river holding on to a very angry Catfish, as it tries to get back to its hole. As you can imagine, it is an experience not to miss! The Catfish in the River Ebro grow to enormous sizes and the area we fish hold beasts over the magic 200lb mark along with many 100lb Catfish. With multiple catches daily, this truly is the home to some of the finest freshwater fishing in the world. Our guides will take great care of you whilst fishing this impressive river, making your day as enjoyable as possible. They are willing for you to do everything or as little as you wish and will make your experience as full on as they can. They have been fishing this area for many years now and they know some pretty good areas where the Catfish like to call ‘Home’ and then its down to you. Do you think you can handle such a fish? Well, there is only one way of finding out.

Location
When targeting the huge Wels catfish that inhabit the world famous River Ebro you will be fishing in some of Spains most renowned river system. The Ebro is well known for its monster fish that live in it with not only big Catfish but big Carp also swim these waters. The pretty little town of Caspe is where you will be based 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 Cat-fishing 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
Caspe Hotel

We have often been asked for Hotel accommodation in Spain and are pleased to be able to offer this stunning modern hotel offering a very personalised visit. The rooms range from their standard rooms up to a deluxe four poster bed, whirlpool bath, walk in shower, free mini bar, sofa, wide screen TV and terrace.

The restaurant in the Hotel serves traditional cuisine utilising their mediterranean diet of products sourced from their own vegetable gardens and only use quality meats. They have set menus for those who want a healthy diet and they also have an A la Carte menu still maintaining the basis of traditional products. For breakfast they serve an “All you can eat” buffet. There is also a picnic service for trips outside of the hotel great for those choosing to go fishing.

They also cater for vegetarian or vegan menus, low salt diets or gluten free diets.

If you are looking for something slightly different than standard accommodation in Spain, then look no further, this Hotel has it all.

Board: Room only
Rooms: Single and double rooms
Telephone: In Lobby
Internet: In Lobby
Laundry: Chargeable
Power: 220 volt
Air Conditioning: Throughout hotel
Meals: Restaurant
Alcohol: Chargeable
Cards Accepted: Credit & Debit card
Cash Accepted: Euro
Species Information
Catfish
Season: All year
Peak: May to October
Weight: 10lb to 200lb
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

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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:

You will depart from the UK (alternative routes available) and arrive in Zaragoza

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

Overnight accommodation: Caspe 3* Hotel R/O

Day 2: Fishing Day

Each day you will be transferred from your hotel to the river, where you will spend around 10 hours fishing for these mighty fish.
Overnight accommodation: Caspe 3* Hotel R/O

Day 3: Fishing Day

Each day you can either have your breakfast at the hotel (not included) before you depart for the fishing or, why not take advantage of the guides cooking equipment on the river’s edge giving you more time to fish.

Overnight accommodation: Caspe 3* Hotel R/O

Day 4: Fishing Day

After each fishing day you will then be transferred back to your hotel, where you can choose to eat in their excellent restaurant or why not try some of the amazing local restaurants.

Overnight accommodation: Caspe 3* Hotel R/O

Day 5: Fishing Day

Why not try for huge amount of Carp that call this river their home. Simply fish smaller baits and fish the margins.

Overnight accommodation: Caspe 3* Hotel R/O

Day 6: Fishing Day

Each day our guides will assist you every step of the way and you will benefit from their years of knowledge of this river.

Overnight accommodation: Caspe 3* Hotel R/O

Day 7: Fishing Day

You will be fishing a few different areas during your fishing days to maximize your chances.

Overnight accommodation: Caspe 3* Hotel R/O

Day 8:

Depending on what time your flights are, you will be transferred back to the airport for your return flight back to the UK.

Prices

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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
01/01/2019 31/12/2019 8 7 6 £1,184 N/A Book 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 accommodation as per itinerary Room Only
  • Access to professional guide
  • 6 days fishing
  • Bait and tackle
  • Fishing license
  • Lunch and soft drinks whilst fishing

What's Excluded

  • All transfers to and from Caspe Hotel and Zaragoza airport
  • Personal holiday insurance
  • Personal items
  • Meals
  • Guide tips
  • Fishing day ticket €30 for the week (paid locally)
  • Pellets these can be purchased at €55 for 20kilo (This has to be paid locally)

Options

  • Bags of Pellets at €55 per 20kilo

Price Supplements

  • N/A

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 Caspe Hotel (approx 1 hr)

Questions & Answers

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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?

he 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 dropped 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 hotel is 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 in the town of Caspe, you will not have to walk far for your meals and 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

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Reviews

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Terry

The fishing was very hard due to high temps but luckily by the end of the week the weather started to cool down and the fishing just got better and better. I will send you a couple of pictures when I have time

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Hello Terry July is renowned for high temperatures but normally the Catfish feed first light and last light but guess they just did want to feed at all. Good to hear it picked up for you guys and would really appreciate some pics when you have time.

All our best

Tony

Sportquest you provided us with yet another great holiday the only sad bit was having to come home

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Hi Tony, it was our pleasure as always and glad to see you are working through the brochure. Whats next???? Hopefully we will catch up soon

Debbie

Thanks Mel for helping me organise this surprise birthday present for my husband he loved it. He is well and truly hooked and has spoken to his friends and they want to go back next year so he said he would call you soon

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Hello Debbie, we love organising birthday presents for people and would love to see the look on their faces when they get gifted the holiday. I bet he was over the moon. By all means if they would like to go back get him to call me and we can get something booked for him. Once again Debbie thank you

Karl

The fishing was very good thanks Paul for helping us to catch these huge fish dont know what we would of done if you were not there to help us. Great service

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Hi Karl, I will pass your very kind words on to Paul the guide as he loves to hear positive feedback. Glad you guys had a good time

Speak to you soon

Barry

Hi Sportquest holidays after a little disaster with our flights turning up in Spain late and missing our transfer we soon had things sorted and found ourselves at the hotel you had booked for us. It was more than we were expecting and the staff were very helpful even though it was nearly midnight when we turned up. Paul called us first thing in the morning to make sure we had arrived and arranged what time we wanted to go fishing. The weather was a little cooler than normal which Paul said was making the Cats feed more so every one was very excited about going fishing.

To cut a long story short we all had massive Catfish and a few good Carp so in general the holiday was a great success. Thanks Mel for organising a new transfer for us and tell Peter we will send him some pictures

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Hello Barry what a shame your holiday started in that way but unfortunately we can not control flights but at least things were sorted and you managed to arrive the same day (just)

We did hear that the Catfish were feeding well and thought you guys would have a good trip. Thank you for taking the time to fill out your feedback form and will tell Peter to look out for your pictures.

Hopefully we will catch up soon

Dean

Hi Paul thanks for all your help with this trip. We have been to Spain before and tried to do it ourselves and this time it felt alot more organised. The host, Paul Booth, helped us rig up every day and put us on fish time after time. My Cat was the biggest of the week at 179LB and Tony said he would try and send some pictures to you as soon as he can.

The accommodation made a lovely change to what else is on offer in Spain and was surprised with Caspe, lots to do in the evenings.

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Dean it was my pleasure to help you guys again and thanks for your feedback form. I shall pass on your comments to the host. Pictures would be great and if ok with you guys I will write a nice blog. Glad you liked the hotel and yes it makes a nice change

Peter

Thank you sportquest holidays was a great trip

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Thanks Peter hopefully you managed your 100LB + Catfish you so wanted and really looking forward to catching up with you when you get some spare time

Gary

Wow it was hot high 30's every day. the fishing was a little slow we had cats from 50LB to 110LB. Paul was a great guide and kept us entertained on the slow days

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Hello Gary, wow it sounded hot. Like us the cats do not feel like doing much when its that hot. Still by the sounds of it you caught a few fish and can not wait to see the pictures of Wayne swimming in that stream you were talking about..... We will try and get you out of the hotter months next year.

Speak soon

Diane

When my husband asked me to organise a fishing holiday to Spain I really did not know what to expect. We have been on the odd days fishing when on holiday before but never a full organised fishing holiday. It all went very well and Paul was a great host making sure not only my husband was being looked after but also myself as I did not tend to fish very much. I tried reeling in one of Johns catfish but had to give up after 10 minutes as I thought it may well pull me in.

A massive thank you to Mel at Sportquest for suggesting Catfishing in Spain.

All our very best, Diane and John

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Hello Diane, it was a real pleasure to talk through this holiday with you and glad you both enjoyed it and managed to have a go yourself. Yes Paul the host is very good he always gets a glowing report. I shall email him your very kind words and hopefully you will choose to use Sportquest in the future

All my best, Mel

Stephen

Thank you Sportquest and Paul Booth over in Spain for making this a dream come true for my father. He has always wanted to catch a freshwater fish over 100lb and he was not let down. The biggest for him for the week was 187LB which I believe you have now got pictures of.

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Hi Steve and Tony, glad Tony loved it and managed his dream fish. It really is the best place in the world for a giant Catfish. Paul Booth is an excellent host and takes care of all anglers. Peter says thanks for the pictures they will appear on our website very soon and congratulations on such an amazing Catfish.

Are you guys still interested in a Thailand trip? I will try and get hold of you next week all the best Paul

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