When considering your next fly fishing trip, be that salt or freshwater, there is a chance that you consider just a small range compared to what is available. In trout fishing the mind often wanders off to the New Zealand back country, the gorges of Argentina or the open plains of the American West but there is a venue you may have overlooked; Spain, and in particular the Spanish Pyrenees.
The Fly Fishing Season
The sunshine and friendly climate of Spain combined with the great variety of rivers allows for an almost year-round fly fishing experience that can be split into three distinct seasons:
Spring Fly Fishing in Spain
When: March to mid-May
What to expect: The mountain rivers remain covered by snow and fishing is not accessible or allowed in these parts, but instead the medium mountain rivers fish well through this period. Dry fly fishing is weather dependent and often focused to the middle part of the day and there is a real possibility of catching large brown trout.
Summer Fly Fishing in Spain
When: Mid-May to October
What to expect: This is the time to venture into the high mountain stream, astonishing scenery filled with swift and rocky streams. They are home to smaller brown & zebra trout but they are dry fly hungry and will happily rise all day long. It is also possible to visit the medium mountain streams at this time too as fly hatches are more consistent, with a particular focus on mornings and evenings.
Autumn Fly Fishing in Spain
When: November and December
What to expect: Fishing at this time is restricted to the lower river trophy zones, as the high and medium mountain streams close for the winter. At times it is still possible to catch on dry flies during micro hatches but the focus is more on nymph and streamer fishing.
Where to Stay
Our Spain fly fishing packages offer a range of accommodation options to cover a range of budgets whether you are looking for an all-inclusive fishing lodge, Luxury lodges, comfortable hotels or simple self-catering guesthouses.
There are no fixed entry and exit days so trips can be tailored to any length and also devised around non-fishing activities too. We recommend at least three days fishing and one day exploring to really get a glimpse of this beautiful part of the world.
For more information about fly fishing in Spain please contact Alex Jardine or call our office on +44(0)1980 847389.