Coarse Fishing in Spain by Philip Pembroke

Fishing Clubs in Spain and Portugal

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Just to let you know, you cannot use a reel in the IZNAJAR lake, only a pole.
I was there on Thursday and the Police were round 3 times and Ayuntamiento car passed 5 times.
It is 600 euro fine and confiscation of tackle if caught using a reel.
Everyone should object to this NEW rule. To get it removed.


Written around 1900 this travelogue, about fly fishing in Spain, has been placed online

 Sturgeon attacks woman

 Fish drags man to death 

Catfish with ball stuck in mouth 

The Andalucian fishing exam - I have included a link here for an example of the type of questions you can be expected to answer (part 1 & 2), I will try and find the questions in English language asap, or improve your Spanish?

Information about fishing clubs in Spain and Portugal

If you think that your expat or Spanish, Portuguese or French fishing club deserves a mention here: for instance, your website and club contact details, please get in touch and i will see what i can do.  Carp-R-Us is a popular ex pat fishing club, based on the Costa Blanca at La Mata situated near Torrevieja, open to everyone to learn more and to get in touch with this friendly club e-mail: Membership Secretary is Angela Brightling on 966717923

Rods & Reels Fishing Club, based at Guardamar south of Alicante, Bill Reade on 966790416

Alcalali Angling Club are based in North Alicante - Benidorm - Denia - Gandia, Roger Stroud on 96 280 1478 (Spain) or if calling from the UK please contact Allan on 01903 774243.

RTN Anglers Together, based at Torrevieja South and Murcia Region, Alan Roscoe on 968 570 876 or e-mail Mojacar Angling Club in Almeria province can be contacted at their beach front base

APND Club De Pesca Puerto De Mazarron is a Spanish fishing club, they specialize mainly in surfcasting competition (fishing from the beach) contact Gary Smith 680687383 / 968163529   Spanish angling organisations in Andalucia - a good way to learn Castillian, all of these Spanish fishing clubs run the course anglers are sometime required to undertake in order to pass the fishing exam required for the Andalucian fishing licence offers information about fishing clubs in Portugal (Algarve)


Links to useful websites

Fly fishing heaven on the Guadalhorce river in Andalusia













Angling Holidays in Portugal





Javier Lopez frequently goes fly fishing for wild brown trout in the Pyrenees, in Aragon. You can catch up with Javier's adventures on his blog, there are lots of colour pictures from this beautiful part of northern Spain.

Not strictly fishing but Spanish resident Richard Hanscombe, as well as a keen gardner, is an an expert fly fisherman

Keith Wallington is a northerner with a passion for flyfishing at home and abroad, you can follow Keith's path as he journeys to the Spanish Pyrenees and Tuscany's Sangro River in Italy, on his blog.


Angling Holidays in Portugal  James Clear's comprehensive Spanish fishing website supports a Spanish fishing forum in English language, and order details for Jame's excellent book about coarse fishing in Andalucia called "Barbel and Paella". Andy Macgregor has an interesting blog site describing fishing in the Madrid area Matt Whistlecraft's new fishing website for Extremadura birdwatching and walking holidays in Catalonia accommodation for anglers at Miravet on the lower Ebro Roseann's voice of the Ebro valley blog good information for fishing on the Algarve can be found at this website address   great accommodation right to the beach, superb sea fishing opportunities and some great regional wines, what a place to relax, enjoy and have fun.


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Baghdad Fly-Fishing School super photgraphs of Beijing and China in general to view and purchase from on-line my good buddy and expert photographer Christian Stanley chronicling lives and times of Beijing and its inhabitants over past decade.

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