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Ebro Delta Fishing Spain Fantastic Mixed Fishing

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Fishing The Ebro Delta

When you think of fishing opportunities on the river Ebro in Spain, your thoughts will instantly drift towards the resident monster Carp and Catfish that inhabit it, but that’s not a true reflection of exactly what this incredible waterway has to offer; it offers so much more. Some 90 plus kilometres east, away from the famous carp and catfish region of Caspe, where this mighty river enters the sea, you will find the amazing Ebro Delta.

Covering an area of over 320 square kilometres, the Delta is one of the most extensive and exciting wetlands in the western Mediterranean. Much of the expanse is a designated natural park, home to rare plant species, vertebrate fauna and an abundance of wildlife, including vast numbers of migratory and non-migratory birds. But, below the water in the Delta itself and just offshore, it’s equally impressive, home to a bounty of different species, including Tuna, Bonito, Bluefish, Palometón, Bass, Llampuga, Mackerel and Amberjack, to name just a few.

This gem of a fishing destination, new for us in 2022, is often overlooked and not on the radar of many travelling rods; however, it has enormous potential and offers anglers the opportunity to sample some exciting rod bending action just a short flight away.

Why Is The Ebro Delta Fishing So Good?

For travelling anglers in Europe and beyond, the Ebro Delta is fast becoming one of the best, most desirable destinations for those wanting to experience a true Sportfishing getaway without the price tag and rigmarole of travelling to the likes of central America.

Located in the province of Tarragona, in Southern Catalonia, the Delta, as the name suggests, is formed by the mighty river Ebro, Spain’s largest river, which flows for an incredible 930 kilometres. It provides the Mediterranean with a great source of food, and its calm waters are rich with nutrients, attracting a diverse range of marine life.

Throughout the course of a year, it’s possible to target a vast array of different species. In-land, in the freshwater of the Delta, Carp, Black Bass, and Catfish are abundant, whilst offshore in the saltwater environment, it’s possible to fish for Bluefin Tuna, Bonito, Bluefish, Palometón, Bass, Llampuga, Mackerel and Amberjack, to name just a few. It truly brings another meaning to the term ‘mixed fishing destination’, and it’s possible to completely tailor your fishing days throughout the duration of your stay, depending on what species you’d like to catch and what methods you’d like to fish.

Saltwater Fishing In Spain

Over the years, as more and more anglers have fished and explored the waters of the Delta, the fishing techniques have developed dramatically, and now it’s possible to fish with and catch on a vast array of different methods, including spinning, popping, jigging, trolling and even fly fishing.

During the winter season, traditionally between November and March, the focus is often on the smaller species like Bluefish, Bass, and big Palometón and fishing for all of these on light spinning tackle can provide some brilliant sport. The bigger Pelagic fish, like Tuna, are resident offshore all twelve months of the year and can be targeted on various methods, although the most effective way and exciting way to catch them is with heavy spinning tackle and/or chumming on the drift. At certain times of the year, it’s also possible to catch them on topwater lures. If you’ve always wanted to catch a big Bluefin, then the Ebro Delta is a peak destination that will offer you a fantastic chance.

Spinning: April to May & the middle of July to the middle of September.
Drifting: April to May & the beginning of July to the middle of November are the peak.

A little-known fact is that the waters of the Delta also offer some excellent opportunities to catch a range of cephalopods, like Squid and Cuttlefish.

Note: One of the real benefits of our destination on the Ebro Delta is that all tackle is included, so you don’t have to worry about buying lots of new kit before your trip.

First Class Fishing Boats

For exploring the waters of the Ebro Delta, our destination utilises two boats, the Wellcraft 232 Fisherman and the Scout 260 Sportfish. Both feature state-of-the-art American hulls imported directly from their respective boat builders in America and are some of the fastest in the entire Ebro Delta.

Wellcraft 232 Fisherman – Measures 7.10m in length and 2.58m in width and can carry a total of seven crew members and a skipper, although it will comfortably hold four anglers. It’s equipped with a Mercury Verado 300 horsepower engine.

Scout 260 Sportfish – Is slightly bigger than the Wellcraft, measuring 7.98m in length and 2.69m in width. It can carry a total of seven crew members and a skipper, although it will comfortably hold five anglers. It’s equipped with a two Honda 150 horsepower engines.

Both boats have salt and fresh water pumps, a vivarium, Soft-top equipped with all the necessary rod holders to transport all the fishing equipment and rod holders embedded in the stern. As well as a central console, central seat and T-Top at angles of 30º and 0º; aft seat bench, bow seat lockers both starboard and port, 100-litre refrigerator and space both in bow lockers and centre console to store luggage.

Accommodation

When fishing on the Ebro Delta, we have a range of accommodations in Riumar, a small village just a stone’s throw away from the boat moorings on the mouth of the river. Riumar is the perfect base for travelling anglers who seek comfort, tranquillity, relaxation, good food and weather.

We have lodgings suitable for pairs of anglers and group bookings of ten or more, and all feature a kitchen, living room, bathroom and Wi-Fi. Some are also available with private pools and gardens.

When making your enquiry or booking your trip to the Ebro Delta, simply let us know what type of accommodation you would prefer, whether a chalet or apartment, and we can help.

Food & Drink

No food or drinks are included in the package, but there are plenty of excellent restaurants and bars in Riumar if you fancy eating out each evening. Alternatively, there is also a range of supermarkets and shops if you prefer to cook for yourself in your accommodation.

Helpful Facts

Visa: The destination does not require any visas.
Vaccinations: No vaccinations are required.
Language: Spanish (The guides speak Spanish, English and German).
Currency: Euro.
Climate: Hot and humid.

To learn more about fishing on the Ebro Delta in Spain, visit our YouTube channel.

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Itinerary

TAILOR-MADE HOLIDAYS

Although the fishing days are fixed, the below itinerary is still flexible should you require additional free days to explore at the beginning or end of your holiday; we can tailor this itinerary to suit you personally. Feel free to talk to our travel consultants who can explain all options available.

Day 1:

Depart UK (alternative routes available)

Arrive Barcelona

Once you arrive in Barcelona, you will need to pick up your bags and collect your hire car, ready to drive to Riumar. The drive is around 1 hour and 50 minutes. Once there, a representative from Green Flake fishing will meet you and give you the keys to your accommodation.

Overnight accommodation: Riumar Accommodation (Chalet or apartment depending on your preference.)

Day 2 to 4: Fishing Days

Over the next 3 days, you will be picked up at a prearranged time and taken down to the boat moorings. An average fishing day runs from 8.00 to 14.00 or from 14.30 to 20.30, but the session will depend on what you’d like to fish for and the captain’s recommendations. The waters of the Ebro Delta are vast and varied, and it’s possible to fish for an enormous range of species with many different methods over your three fishing days.

Overnight accommodation: Riumar Accommodation (Chalet or apartment depending on your preference.)

Day 5:

On the morning of your departure day, you’ll need to drive your hire car back to Barcelona airport, ready to take your flight home.

Depart Barcelona

Arrive UK

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FISHING Seasons

The season runs from The season runs from January to December..

Bluefin Tuna

Season: All Year
Peak: March to November
Weight: 60lb to 400lb+
Average Weight: 70lb

Dorado

Season: August to October
Peak: September
Weight: 2lb to 5lb
Average Weight: 3lb

False Albacore

Season: April to August
Peak: May to August
Weight: 15lb to 30lb
Average Weight: 25lb

Palometón (Garrick/Leerfish)

Season: October to December
Peak: November
Weight: 10lb to 60lb
Average Weight: 35lb

Bluefish

Season: All Year
Peak: March to December
Weight: 3lb to 15lb
Average Weight: 7lb

Sea Bass

Season: All Year
Peak: October to April
Weight: 2lb to 10lb
Average Weight: 5lb

Package Details

Prices from
£2,379
per person

Included

  • All international flights
  • Hire car from Barcelona Airport
  • All accommodation
  • Access to professional guide
  • 3 days of fully guided fishing
  • All fishing tackle (except fly fishing tackle)
  • Drinks on the boat
  • Fishing Licenses

Excluded

  • Food & drinks
  • Personal holiday insurance
  • Tips for the guides
  • Fly fishing tackle

Optional extras

  • Extra fishing days

Price Supplements

If you are looking to travel alone or travel with a non-angling partner, please contact a member of the Sportquest team who will give you the most up to date prices.

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Dates, Prices & Availability

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.

Departing Returning Days Price Availability
01/04/2023 30/04/2023 5 £2,379 Enquire Now
01/05/2023 31/05/2023 5 £2,379 Enquire Now
01/07/2023 31/07/2023 5 £2,379 Enquire Now
01/08/2023 31/08/2023 5 £2,379 Enquire Now
01/09/2023 30/09/2023 5 £2,379 Enquire Now

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 surcharges.

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Reviews

Peter

I loved every second of my trip to the Ebro Delta and would thoroughly recommend it. I wanted to travel somewhere reasonably close to home, where there was a good chance of getting plenty of bites and I wasn't disappointed, every day was busy with a wide range of species. The guides were first class too.

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Lewis

From start to finish this was an excellent trip. I didn't fancy the out and out big Tuna fishing that is also possible in Spain but fancied an array of different fishing and that's exactly what I got. I landed some nice Palometón (I think that's how it's spelt) plus a range of Jacks, AND on the last day, I even managed a nice big Tuna. A big thanks to everyone who made the trip possible.

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David

I would just like to say a massive thank you to everyone who made this trip possible, everything ran smoothly from start to finish. The fishing was incredible and on each of my three fishing days, I had plenty of bites and lots of fish. The guides were excellent and very accommodating to my fishing plans.

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