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.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   For information about fishing guide books, covering Spain, Portugal and France click here:

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Philip Pembroke

My name is Phil Pembroke and I write fishing guide books - covering fly, sea and coarse fishing for Spain, France and Portugal. Nothing compares to ordering a pint of Guiness - a favourite drink, in my local Romford bar and nothing compares to a two week holiday spent fishing for carp at my local lake in Dagenham, East London. But the quest continues, to organise more fishing downtime. Fishing Bin El Ouidane lake in Morocco for virgin carp, with friends in 2007 was a wonderful experience. Ice fishing in Poland in 2017 was chilling. I have spent time fishing for Bighead carp in north east China in 2010 and drunk the local whiskey. 2017 is the Chinese year of the Rooster (Gōngjī), the ultimate auspicious symbol signifying luck, romance and personality. May the celestial rooster bring good luck to anglers everywhere they chose to cast a line. My blog has stories from near and far about fishing and travel, plus a few surprises. my website has free fishing maps for all regions of Spain, and a lot of free information about fishing in western and central Europe, Morocco and China: You can get in touch here:

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