The Southern slopes of the Pyrenees includes 17 main rivers, 118 tributaries plus a total of 2,512 lakes of glacial origin in the whole range. At most of the freestones, 3 and 4-weight rods are suitable; bigger waters and mountain lakes call for 5 or 6-weight rods Each month from March to November, presents new and different opportunities for several species in a diverse range of fly fishing scenarios.
Fly fish where no one else reaches
THE HIGH PYRENEES
Fly fish the most hidden corners of the highlands in gin-clear freestones, glacial lakes, and spring creeks, while enjoying verdant green valleys, ancient villages, and the majestic Pyrenees mountains.
Explore the charm of the Pyrenees
A few cold water fisheries for easy to moderate wading offer healthy trout populations in the lowlands of the Pyrenees. Surrounded by farming areas, century old vineyards, and villages formerly ruled by the Muslims.
Variety of waters for diverse Species
The Brown trout is the predominant species. The native ones are an old sub-species of Mediterranean lineage, partially hybridized in many basins for decades. At high country freestones, some of them show four dark stripes, hence its pseudonym of “Zebra Trout.”
Rainbows were first introduced into Pyrenean waters more than 60 years ago. Rainbows are generally more aggressive than browns but, fly fishing for the large rainbows that inhabit some of these waters could be a true challenge.
Many headwaters in the Pyrenees were stocked with Brook Trout back in the 1950s. However, they are only found in specific streams and lakes nowadays. They are rarely seen with other trout and readily rise to dry flies.
Powerful native barbel living on freestones are great fighters and fun on the dries. If you want to give it a try while fishing for Trout, these barbels will test your ability to sight cast accurately.
The Pyrenees waters with Salvelinus
Fly fishing these waters in the right season and at the precise spot, is one of the most pleasant experiences for any fisher.