Waters & Scenarios

PYRENEES

Where the Fish are Wild and Strong

THE SPANISH PYRENEES

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.

Variety of waters for diverse Species

SPANISH PYRENEES

Brown Trout

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.”

Rainbow 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.

Brook Trout

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.

Iberian Barbel

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

SPANISH PYRENEES

Fly fishing these waters in the right season and at the precise spot, is one of the most pleasant experiences for any fisher.