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Wild Carp Fishing Adventures | River Ebro | Spain

Overview

Tour code: SPA010

The River Ebro in Spain for many years has been the mecca for Catfish anglers from across the globe and the Carp have been a nuisance fish, until now. Along with your Carp fishing guide, you will get to experience what this amazing river has to offer the Carp angler, a real unique opportunity to target the huge Wild River Carp that swim this mighty river.

The Carp for many years have been accidentally caught on heavy rods meant for the Catfish so fights have been quick and the Carp have not really stood a chance, but now along with our guides we have complete Carp setups for targeting these majestic Carp and once you have hooked and played one of these supercharged river Carp, you will find it hard to ever go back to a lake.

Location

The River Ebro in Spain is home to some of the worlds biggest River Carp due to the sheer amount of bait that goes in the river for the Cats. Each section of this river looks Carpy with deep wide corners, shallower weedy areas, reed-lined straights and many other Carp holding areas on offer makes this river a very interesting system to Carp fish. You will be based in the village of Caspé in Spain which will give you access to some of the most famous areas that potentially hold some very impressive Carp to huge sizes. So far the guides have landed Carp to 62lb which is a huge river Carp. The average sizes range from 25lb to 45lb and the winter months certainly produce a better stamp of fish. This river offers a true Carp fishing adventure and is not like anywhere else you would have ever fished, forget France and other European venues, make the River Ebro in Spain your next choice when you are looking for a Carp fishing escape.

Fishing

The Carp fishing on the River Ebro in Spain offers the anglers that grace its bank the opportunity to do battle with some of the hardest fighting Carp you will come across. From the moment those alarms scream to just before sliding the net under them, they will absolutely pull your arm off. These Carp have lived their whole lives doing battle with the currents of the river, escaping the hungry Catfish and other predators which gives them a huge amount of strength and power, these are not your gut bellied lake Carp, these are long, lean fighting machines.

It is as important for us as it is for you that you are fishing with quality tackle that is man enough for the job at hand, as mentioned these Carp fight hard. We have complete Carp setups that have been hand-picked to cope with the fight from these River Carp and along with quality reels and line you will not need to bring anything with you. If you would like to bring along your own terminal tackle, our guide will make sure that all your rigs are up to the job before casting or boating them out. Rigs need to be kept simple as any weakness and the Carp will find it, again your guide will make sure that all rigs are man enough. There is always the strong possibility of hooking one of the many Catfish in the river and expect long fights with these especially on your Carp outfits.

As this river does not allow night fishing, you will be taken down to the river at first light and fish until late afternoon giving you plenty of time to locate those hungry river Carp. The guide has been fishing these rivers for Carp for many years and knows where to target them at any given time so you will be in the best of hands.

Guides

The guide that will be looking after you likes nothing more than Carp fishing these Rivers, when you speak to him you will understand his passion for Carp runs through his veins. There is not much he doesn’t know about the Carp and the River. He has spent many years learning their habitats, where they move to at certain times of the year and more importantly how to catch them. Your guide will be with you each and every day ensuring that you have that Carp fishing adventure that you have been dreaming of. He will be there to help tie rigs, assist in putting the rods out and netting your prize fish or alternatively feel free to set up all your own rigs and he will just oversee how you intend on fishing.

Other Activities

When staying in Caspe you will find some absolutely stunning architecture which provides some extremely interesting places to visit. These include the Colegiata Santa Maria la Mayor del Pilar and the Ermita Santa Maria de Horta.

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

When staying in Spain whilst on your Carp fishing holiday you will need somewhere to come home to each night. Somewhere to relax after you have been tackling those hard fighting river Carp all day. This is where the Hotel Magallón comes through and ensures that your holiday on the Ebro is as great as it can be.

Location

The Hotel Magallón is the ideal place to enjoy your stay in Caspe. Being central the Hotel Magallón 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 rooms at the Hotel Magallón are set out as twin rooms with 2 single beds, if however you wished to have a double room or a single occupancy room then please enquire when booking and we can check availability for you.

The Hotel Magallón has air-conditioned and soundproofed rooms ensuring that your stay is both quiet and comfortable. You will find in your room that you have cable/satellite TV and free Wi-Fi ensuring that you are entertained whilst at the hotel.

Food & Drink

Whilst you are staying at the Hotel Magallón you will be eating at the Jolly Fisherman pub. This pub is just a 5-minute walk up the road from the hotel and your meals are all on an all-inclusive basis.

You will have options on what to eat at the Jolly Fisherman with breakfasts consisting of meals from a full English breakfast to fruit and yoghurt, meaning that your days will start off with you getting a belly full of fantastic food. Lunches will be provided on a packed lunch basis to be eaten whilst on the bank. Your dinner at the Jolly Fisherman public house yet again consists of many different options ranging from items such as burger and chips, fish and chips, salads and of course steaks.

If you did not want to take advantage of the all-inclusive nature of this holiday, there are other restaurants within Caspe that you can visit, these are all within walking distance of the hotel.

If you would like to know more about the Hotel Magallón, please feel free to contact our experienced team who will be happy to answer any queries you have. Alternatively, you can request a free brochure.

 

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 Fisherman pub
Alcohol: Not included
Equipment Hire: Equipment Provided
Cards Accepted: Debit/Credit card
Cash Accepted: Euros
Species Information
Common Carp
Season: All Year
Peak: October to May
Weight: 15lb to 65lb
Average Weight: 30lb
Mirror Carp
Season: All Year
Peak: October to May
Weight: 15lb to 40lb
Average Weight: 23lb

Itinerary

Although the itinerary includes flights from the UK to Zaragoza, you can, of course, decide to drive to this location. You will need to organise your own crossing tickets and all other necessary documentation for driving to Spain. We can simply remove the flights from your package

DAY 1: (SUNDAY)

Depart UK (Alternative airports available)
Arrive Zaragoza

When you have arrived at this small airport, make your way to baggage collection area to collect your luggage. Once all items have been picked up make your way to the arrivals hall where there will be representative from the Carp Fishing Guiding service waiting to pick you up to transfer you to the hotel.

The transfer isn’t very long and once you have been dropped off at your hotel and you have checked in you are then free to explore the town of Caspé where you will find restaurants, bars and other activities.

Each day you will eat at the Jolly fishermen which ais owned by the Carp fishing team. You will then walk the very short distance back to your hotel

Overnight accommodation: Hotel Magallon (Twin room) F/B

DAYS 2 TO 4: FISHING DAYS (MONDAY TO WEDNESDAY)

Each day you will make your way over to the Jolly Fishermen where your guide will be waiting to take you down to the river in search of Carp. The guide has many swims at his disposal so if he doesn’t feel right in a certain area then he will move.

The River Ebro is a big wide coloured piece of water and sometimes locating the Carp isn’t easy but with some patients and a keen eye, you will soon start to see signs of Carp moving.

Once the fishing is over you will be taken back to the Jolly Fishermen for your evening meal then why not take a look around Caspé and explore further.

Overnight accommodation: Hotel Magallon (Twin room) F/B

DAYS 5 TO 7: FISHING DAYS (THURSDAY TO SATURDAY)

You will have settled into your fishing routine by now and over your last few days its time to put in your full effort as the more effort you put in the more fish you will catch. Try changing your hook bait, try changing your rig slightly all the little changes sometimes make the big differences.

Along with your guide, you will get to see some stunning parts of the river but make sure you take plenty of clothes with you that you do not mind getting dirty as the river banks can be fairly muddy sometimes. Take a good pair of either waterproof walking boats or small pair of wellies to make sure your feet stay nice and dry.

Overnight accommodation: Hotel Magallon (Twin room) F/B

DAY 8: (SUNDAY)

At a pre-arranged time you will be transferred back to Zaragoza airport for your return flights.

Depart Zaragoza
Arrive UK (alternative airports available)

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.

Start Date End Date Days Nights Fishing Angler Non-Angler Availability Notes
01/10/2020 31/10/2020 8 7 6 £1,069 N/A Enquire Now N/A
01/11/2020 30/11/2020 8 7 6 £1,069 N/A Enquire Now N/A
01/12/2020 31/12/2020 8 7 6 £1,119 N/A Enquire Now N/A
01/01/2021 31/01/2021 8 7 6 £1,269 N/A Enquire Now N/A
01/02/2021 28/02/2021 8 7 6 £1,369 N/A Enquire Now N/A
01/03/2021 31/03/2021 8 7 6 £1,319 N/A Enquire Now N/A
01/04/2021 30/04/2021 8 7 6 £1,369 N/A Enquire Now N/A
01/10/2021 31/10/2021 8 7 6 £1,269 N/A Enquire Now N/A
01/11/2021 30/11/2021 8 7 6 £1,269 N/A Enquire Now N/A
01/12/2021 31/12/2021 8 7 6 £1,419 N/A Enquire Now N/A
01/01/2022 31/01/2022 8 7 6 £1,319 N/A Enquire Now N/A
01/02/2022 28/02/2022 8 7 6 £1,419 N/A Enquire Now N/A
01/03/2022 31/03/2022 8 7 6 £1,319 N/A Enquire Now N/A
01/04/2022 30/04/2022 8 7 6 £1,319 N/A Enquire Now N/A
01/10/2022 31/10/2022 8 7 6 £1,419 N/A Enquire Now N/A
01/11/2022 30/11/2022 8 7 6 £1,319 N/A Enquire Now N/A
01/12/2022 31/12/2022 8 7 6 £1,319 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 a 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

  • Alternative airports

  • Self-drive option available
  • Bags of Pellets at €60 per 20kilo

Price Supplements

  • There is a small supplement if you travel alone due to you have a single room at the hotel. Please enquire with a member of the Sportquest team

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 the 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 airline’s 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 hotel?

The hotel is based in a village called Caspé in the Zaragoza region of Spain. In the village, there are restaurants, bars and other activities to keep you busy. This is where you will sleep but all your food will be eaten at the Jolly Fishermen which is only a couple of minutes walk.

Where do they fish?

The River Ebro will be the focus of your weeks fishing, we have Carp dedicated swims that offer the angler many different options from fast-flowing straights to wide slow bends. The fishing can be a little snaggy sometimes but with the correct tackle, these swims will be overcome.

How long does it take to reach the swims?

This all depends on where the guide thinks the fishing is at its best. You will be transported each day to areas known for holding Carp, but these areas can change regularly but the guide will inform you each day where you will be fishing.

What fish will I catch?

As this is a dedicated Carp fishing holiday the main species will be Carp. It is almost impossible to rule out the possibility of hooking and landing a Catfish. Other species in the river are Pike, Zander and perch.

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. Our guide knows some great Carp holding areas and will try and put you in the right location. But like Carp fishing, anywhere in the world, it can be slow sometimes but then a large pack of hungry Carp will move in and smash everything.

How do they fish?

The rigs are very standard, normally either running ledger or lead clip depending on the stretch of river fishing. Some areas are snag-free whereas some places it is important to dump the lead. Rig wise is simple, a length of 40lb + coated braid to either size 2 or 4 hooks with the hook bait of your choice. The rods are fished on alarms

Do the guides speak English?

Our Carp fishing guide speaks perfect English along with a few other languages.

Who is best suited to this destination?

This holiday is suited to any keen freshwater angler. Someone who loves targeting Carp and other specimen fish will benefit from this holiday. Some knowledge of Carp fishing is helpful but not necessary.

What skill level is required?

Basic knowledge of Carp fishing is helpful but not necessary. Our guide is more than happy to do pretty much all the hard work just leaving you to reel the fish in. However, having a little knowledge of Carp fishing will for sure put more fish on the bank

How physically demanding is this trip?

Some of the swims are down steep muddy banks which can be fairly hard work to navigate. Once down there then the ground tends to be fairly flat.

When to go?

The main Carp season is October to May. You will, of course, catch carp year round however we find that in the cooler months the Catfish tend to be less active giving the carp a chance to get to the bait, which in turn will result in more takes for you the angler.

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 the Carp fishing guide team. The transfer to the accommodation by car is then around 1.5 hours. If you would prefer, we can change the itinerary so you can drive there, this is a popular choice for those who do not like to fly or simply want to take the scenic route.

What is the accommodation like?

In Spain, you will be staying at the Hotel Magallon. This lovely hotel in the middle of the town of Caspe is the perfect place to rest your head when fishing for the huge Carp that lives here. This hotel has twin room arrangements for your fishing but if you require a single room then please enquire when booking.

What is the food like?

Although you are staying at the Hotel Magallon you will be eating at the Jolly Fisherman pub which is providing some great pub grub. 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 Carp fishing is included on this holiday. If, however, you wish to bring your own terminal tackle please just make sure the guide is aware so he can check your rigs before casting them out.

Is internet and phone signal available?

The phone signal and Wi-Fi is very good around the hotel 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 the visiting customers can go for a walk or bike 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

John

Thanks for the tips Paul those little hook baits done very well for the Carp. We had them to 39lb and you were not wrong about how hard they pull

Dom

Thanks for a great holiday

Michael

Wow-what a great weeks fishing. We had 9 Carp between 31lb and 52lb, 36 Catfish biggest being 145lb. That river is alive with fish, unlike our UK rivers. Awesome holiday highly recommend to any serious angler

Carl

Was disappointed with the fishing, the river was very high and lots of rubbish floating past. Shame really as we had looked for to it for such a long time.

Walter

Hey Paul, thanks for recommending this trip. Even though we have not really done much freshwater fishing we all still had a great laugh. Pontus is a great guide and helped us loads

Carol

Hello Sportquest. Thanks for helping me organise this surprise holiday for my husband and me. We had a great time and he caught Catfish up to 180lb and a 48lb Carp. I was more than happy to sit with a good book and watch him. Thanks for a great holiday

Ashton

After the confusion of where to meet our transfer guy, we soon got to the hotel and checked in. Not really much to do in town but we were exhausted from the journey. All in all a great holiday, the fishing was a little slow until we decided to fish just for the Carp. My mate had a 46lb common smashing his PB by over 20lb

Neil

Thanks for a great holiday

Barry

Hi Paul, thanks for organising this holiday. my grandson loved it. He struggled a little with the Cats but as soon as we started Carp fishing he loved reeling them in. The guide over there is great so please pass on my thanks

All the best Barry

Gary

Even though we went for the Catfish the Carp were an excellent distraction and something that we all have agreed we would go back to target. Great holiday and thanks Pontus

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