Tuesday, 11 November 2008

Fishing Spots not far from the Villa Marina in the Costa Dorada

Fancy going fishing for the Day whilst here in the Villa Marina

The river Ebro is Spain’s longest river rising approx 50 miles and flowing 400 miles and emerges at a large delta 100 miles south of Barcelona.

There are several locations for fishing such as Tortosa, Amposta and the Deltebre, and there are organisations where you can hire a boat for the day with a guide to ensure you get a great catch, all areas within 30-40 mins drive from the Villa Marina Hotel.
Prices vary from 100-200 euros for a boat and guide for 8 hours (boats normally accept 3 anglers) . Catfish is very popular in these areas and can weigh up to an incredible 160 lbs.

The easiest access to the fishing points would by hiring a car from the Villa Marina or taking part in an organised excursion where you would be collected from the Villa Marina.

This is the ideal out for the boys or ladies whilst the rest of your family sit back and enjoy their all inclusive facilities at the Villa Marina

To enable you to fish in the Ebro you will be required to get a fishing licence which can be obtained online on the following web page www.gencat.cat cost of the licence is approx 15 euros.

Tortosa – Fishing here is concentrated in a number of pools and eddy’s created by fast flowing waters, along with some slacks and slow margin drifts.

Amposta – The water in this area is deeper, sluggish and more coloured but has been known for specimens over 160lbs.

Deltebre – An area of river which is wide, deep and nearly untapped, and the fish are mainly concentrated in the reed lines. There are some really monsters to be caught in this river.

Weather and best time to go fishing

Low season March / April the river will run high and coloured which makes catfish relatively easy to catch and locate water temperature will be cool 10 degrees rising gradually throughout April. This is the time of season when the female catfish are carrying masses of spawn.

Mid season May/ June the river is often still running high, the water will start to drop gradually with lovely sunny days and the water temperature hitting 20 degrees.

High season – July / August provides a consistent sport even in the heat of the day with water temperatures around 25 degrees.

If you like fishing and beautiful scenery then this is a great opportunity to relax and participate in this sporting event.

For more information please do not hesitate in contacting the Villa Marina who will be more than happy to point you in the right direction.

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