Salmon fishing in Asturias, northern Spain Free fishing section of Cares Deva River Hook bait for salmon fishing comprising two common garden earthworms tipped with a cooked prawn Free fishing salmon and trout stretch of Sella River just upstream from Cano We stayed at Hotel La Salmonera in Cano and noticed this lucky angler Bodega Del Dobra restaurant is situated a few kilometres north of Caño. Barnado the proprietor poured a bottle of ‘sidre’ (local cider) from above his head into my small glass to create a natural fizz that I knocked back in fifteen small measures Wide, shallow glides, In the vicinity of Arriondas, afford ample room to wade and cast a fly to the many small trout, my fishing buddy John managed to attract one small brown trout in the current on a Mepps number two spinning lure. A ‘chucharilla’ (large spoon lure) will hold its own in faster, shallow runs. The most famous landmark on the Sella River is a large weir with a fish ladder, called an ‘escala’, that’s located opposite Hotel la Salmonera in Caño, it’s signposted “Estacion de Desove de Salmones” (salmon spawning station) A selection of fly lures used to catch trout and sea trout in Asturias The correct bait fishing method is to hold back bait in the pools so that it rises slightly in the current then wait for the salmon to bite I recommend that you take a ride, up past Covadonga, on the AS 262, to two glacial lakes located in the Picos de Europa mountains. The café above Lago Enol has a laid back atmosphere; it provides a decent lunch and affords gorgeous views of the mountains. Click here for free advice about fishing adventures in Spain and Portugal, guide books and fishing maps.