Extremadura is located just south west of Madrid at about a 2 to 2.5 hour drive. In this region there are a large number of man-made lakes. Orellana, Serena, Garcia Sola, Cigara and Gargaligas are just a few examples. The lakes are all different and offer varied fishing. At one lake black bass and at the other lake pike and Comizo barbel are more around.
The lakes have a large assortment of predatory fish which makes it a true Eldorado for the predator fishermen. Here you can have fun during the entire season as there is no closed period. Take the largest lake La Serena with an area of 13,000 hectares. This lake alone can be fished for a week and then you haven't even fished half of it.
In recent years, this location has become increasingly famous for catching a varied and relatively large number of predatory fish species. Pike, zander, black bass and barbel (regular and komizo)! But don't forget the carp fishing with specimens up to 40 kilos! And all this on eight local lakes that are a short distance from each other.
On the spot there is a top guide who knows these waters like the back of his hand for many years. Craig will make sure you get to the right places and will guide you in the best possible way.
The environmental factors are optimal here. The water temperature is fairly constant and not too low. It provides a constant flow of food and fish stocks have increased steadily in recent years. For predatory fishing, February to May and September to December are the better months.
Because it is warmer on average in Spain than in the North of Europe, the season here is way longer. The heat in the summer months is not optimal for predatory fishing and is therefore better to avoid.
The species that can be caught here.
Barbel: there are no less than 5 subspecies of which the Comizo barbel is the most appealing one which can grow up to more than 20 kilos is caught here.
Black Bass: action and aggression at its best. A strike from a black bass is an experience in itself. In addition, this fish species also provides a "hell of a fight" with jumps, somersaults, diving under the boat etc. No wonder the Americans love this species so much. They give a super drill on light material and it is not very difficult to write double digits on a day of fishing for this species.
Pike: These have been caught here up to 30 pounds(!). Absolute world class and there are several lakes that have a particularly abundant stock of pike. Two guests managed to catch more than 100 pike in three days. Other local lakes have fewer but more larger specimens.
Channel catfish are a smaller subspecies of the more famous common catfish. They don't grow that big but they are caught here up to 15 kilos and are a welcome addition to the species portfolio.
Zander: are in good numbers in Orellana and Garcia Sola has fewer but of a larger average size.
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