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Fishing in Andorra

24
Feb

Fishing in Andorra

Andorra is certainly one of the most precious destinations in the Pyrenees, both for its wonderful landscapes and for its commercial area.

Fishing remains one of the best kept secrets in this small country between Spain and France, almost exclusively fished by a small group of residents.

Its rivers boast a density of brown trout and brook trout out of the ordinary, making all levels of fishermen can draw fish with great certainty.

We will usually fish in high mountain rivers and lakes between 900 and 2400 meters above sea level, crystal clear water and idyllic landscapes. The rivers in Andorra are known for their high density rather than the size of their fish, even so, the average of the fish will be around 25cm and the largest can exceed 50cm in length.

Accommodation:

Andorra offers a wide variety of accommodation, covering all tastes and pockets. You can choose the area that you like the most since crossing the country by car is a fairly short walk. If you wish, Rupisalmo can manage the hotel reservation and offer what we consider most suitable depending on where we go fishing.

Suggested Equipment:

The equipment used in these rivers are usually one-hand rods about 10 feet long for lines # 3 to # 5.

Tippet will depend on water conditions and the fisherman’s level, but in general, lines from 0.011mm to 0.013mm will be used.

In general, tungsten heads from 2.5mm to 4.5mm are the most used depending always on the water conditions and the depth of the pool. During the summer months, dry fly fishing CDC type with natural colors (green, brown, black, garnet) is a spectacle in the small mountain rivers. We will also use large tricopters or similar to fish with a small nymph under (tandem).

You can also use a barbless teaspoon without for all those who do not feel comfortable with fly fishing. In that case, we will use simple silver teaspoons or with points from nº1 to nº3.

Season:

The fishing season in Andorra runs from March 15 to November 20 for the rivers and from June to September for the lakes.

Depending on the time of the season, the fishing will be drastically different, cold days and slower fishing at the beginning of the season or very warm fishing days in summer with a lot of surface activity.

Although we achieve consistent fishing throughout the season, catches increase from the end of June until the end of the season.

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