Fly fishing in the Pyrenees offers a high altitude fly fishing experience like no other. From 600 ft up to 7200 ft, you can enjoy a wide variety of fishing from high mountain streams to tail waters and lakes.

The Pyrenees represent fantastic value for money and you can gain access to some of the finest trout and salmon rivers available to fish in Europe.

  • Season: March to end of November
  • Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Brook Trout
  • Large variety of water, including heli-fishing into backcountry
  • Professional guides
  • Stunning mountain village location
  • Ideal for fishing and non-fishing holidays
  • Average temperatures: down to 5℃ in winter, up to 25℃ in summer months

Established in 1999, the Salvelinus operation has been providing excellent fishing and accommodation for the travelling angler. There are two lodges to choose from and each one is centrally located in its region to provide access to the best fishing.

Both lodges have beautiful rooms and are well equipped and WIFI is available. They provide outstanding Spanish cuisine and are friendly, comfortable and inviting.

  • La Jacetania Lodge

    La Jacetania Lodhge is a 15th Century stone-built lodge on the banks of the Aragon River in the village of Santa Cilia in the western Pyrenees.

  • La Ribagorza Lodge

    La Ribagorza Lodge is a charming traditional hotel in the Pyrenees and is the main Salvelinus base of operations, located in the east Pyrenees.

    This lodge has a lovely rustic living-room where you can relax after the day's fishing and hatch plans for the next day's fishing adventure. The bedrooms are all comfortable and carry the same rustic theme through. These are either twins or doubles and can be furnished to suit requirements. Three of the rooms have private bathrooms and there is plenty of storage space for fishing equipment and gear. The atmosphere is pretty relaxed and you can, within reason, choose when you would like your breakfast and evening meal. Lunches can be taken streamside.

Other Accommodation Options

In addition to the two main lodges Salvelinus can also offer a range of accommodation close to the fishing hotspots throughout the Pyrenees of Northern Spain in the regions of Aragon, Catalonia and Andorra.

Explore the rich heritage of northern Spain: unspoilt valleys, monasteries, national parks and peaks up to 9000 feet high, while fishing wild trout waters.

The local rivers to the lodges are considered 'blue ribbon'. They have been chosen because they offer great fly fishing ease of access and are a very special place to be.

For the more adventurous experience, you can take a Pyrenees tour with your fly-rod form west to east, sight-fishing and stalking for Trophy Trout, or take a remote exploratory either on horseback or via helicopter. The opportunities are endless.

The high mountain streams can produce fish ten to fourteen inches. The middle mountain streams and lower reaches studded with pools flats and runs with trout between twelve to twenty inches. The high mountain lakes that are perfect for sight-fishing from the bank for trout sixteen to twenty-two inches and in the tail waters and lakes you can hook a Trout of a lifetime, a true Trophy fish. Most of the fishing is by walking and wading and access is generally good and the wading safe.

For the Rainbow and Brown Trout a #5 weight rod, 9ft - 9ft 6 covers most situations, though it can be useful to have a lighter 8ft setup, and a heavier 9ft 6 setup as well. Floating line - Dry fly fishing is popular, but Czech nymphing works well on some of the very swift pools.

We would advise all anglers to take their own equipment—rods, reels, lines, waders and boots etc. De-barbed hooks are preferred and the fishing is all 'catch and release'.

The lodge can also offer coaching as well as a range of fly fishing courses designed for beginners, intermediates an advanced fly-fishers.

The rates for this destination vary throughout the season. We offer the best available rates for this destination and do not charge for our service. By calling we are able to tailor a package to specifically suit your requirements at the best available rate. As we have offices in both the United Kingdom and Australia we can also ensure you are being quoted in your local currency. Please enquire for the latest rates and availability, including information on any applicable special offers and group discounts.



Passport with minimum six months validity and photo ID to purchase fishing licence.

Canadian, British, US, Australian and all EU citizens do not require a Visa to visit Spain.

Fly direct to Madrid or Barcelona and then take a train to Zaragoza or fly to Pamplona. From there, it is a two-hour scenic drive to the river lodge/ hotel.

fly fishing in the Pyrenees


Contact: Mat McHugh
Tel: +44 (0)1621 743711
Mob: +44 (0)7936 708305


Contact: Gilly Bate
Tel: +44 (0)1730 825626
Mob: +44 (0)7817 304232


Contact: James Laverty
Mob (Australia):
+61 (0)499 900816