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 Extremadura
Predator Fishing

Self-drive and guided boat fishing for Pike, Black Bass, Barbel and catfish in Extremadura Spain

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Predator Fishing in Extremadura Spain
  
Predator Fishing is a huge sport in Spain, especially Extremadura. There are no less than 8 of our local lakes, over 1600 km of bank side, that hold a large head of Predatory fish including the Comizo Barbel.

La Serena, Zujar, Orellana, Cijara and Garcia Sola are the main lakes we have on our doorstep, all teaming with Predators. Extremadura Predator Fishing gives you the opportunity to fish these prolific venues from Boat. 

Predator fishing from boats is available in two options; Guided Boat Fishing in our 40hp 17ft Sundance Skiff  or drive yourself at your own leisure with our Self Drive Boat Fishing package.

Fishing for Predators here has got to be the most exciting fishing about, all methods produce fish, from Vertical jigging to surface popping, and vary throughout the seasons. We fish certain methods to target specific species, however you don't know what the next take could result in, a Comizo Barbel, Carp, Pike amongst others, we have even had Tench take our lures!!!

  
Wels cat fishing is also available on the River Tajo, again guided or Self-Drive Boat options are available.
  

Quality spinning or casting rods can be provided, reels also are available if required. 
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The Predators

BARBEL There are over 5 strains of Barbel here, including the legendary Comizo Barbel that grow to over 20kg, all of which are Predators, fantastic fishing on the lure as they are predators..

BLACK BASS fishing is huge in America and other countries where they inhabit; No Wonder, it's exciting and full of action. Whilst fishing for them, tight up to snags, sunken trees, bushes and the like, the anticipation of a take as soon as your bait hits the water is exciting enough, but the fight they give is something else. They will jump, somersault, dive under the boat and at times even tail walk... its great sport on light tackle and what's more, they go to double figures here !!!!!!

PIKE have been caught to a staggering 30kg in the local area. Some lakes are stuffed with them, like Garcia Sola and Orellana, with lots of sport fish. Two guests have taken over 100 Pike in 3 days from Float Tube and we have landed pike to over 35lb.

CHANNEL CATS go to well over 15kg and give a good account for themselves. Several of our local lakes contain these scavengers and our guests have landed Cats to over 12kg.

CARP, yes Carp, again a predator fish and these go to over 80lb here and have been regularly caught by Predator anglers. One guest landed 2 carp on a cold day in January on lure from a float tube and guide Craig has landed a common around 35lb.


The Lakes

Spoilt for choice is the only way to describe it here, these huge picturesque lakes, all different in their own way, have a huge head of fish to specimen size.
To give you an idea of the immense size of these lakes, lake Windermere is 3640-acre 14.73 km² and Grafham Water 1551-acre 6.28 km²

LA SERENA - the largest lake in the area at a staggering 140 km2 - 34468 acres.
Main target species - Barbel and Specimen Pike
Fantastic Barbel fishing on lures with fish to around 6lb, they even take surface baits. Lots of hits and great fun on light tackle, but be warned the Barbel go big in here. The up and coming Pike water, Pike have started to show more and more over the last 7 years or so, not the easiest of waters however it produces many 20lb plus Pike, we have had upper 30s and they go a lot bigger.
Other species
Carp, catfish, black bass.











ORELLANA - 12016 acre 48.63 km2
Main target species - Black Bass, Pike and Comizo Barbel
Orellana is stuffed with Pike and Black Bass, if they are on the feed (or nest) you won’t stop.
The pike, like all lakes here, grow to specimen size, however its rammed with jacks and plenty of fish to double figures to keep you busy.
Black Bass go into double figures in Orellana, and theres a large head of smaller fish, great fun especially on the surface.
The big Comizo Barbel, nothing more to say except a fish of a life time. It’s not easy to catch one of these legendary fish, but with the right tactics and effort, its possible. We have had Comizo to 37lb on lure, and they go to well over 40lb.
Other species
Carp, Big Channel Cats











GARCIA SOLA  - 8772 acre 35.5 km2
Main target species - Black Bass, Pike and Comizo Barbel
Awesome fishing on this very picturesque lake with its steep cliffs and rocky hills towering over you. Big Bass competitions held on this lake. Depending on your quarry, its normally great fishing on Sola, its renowned for big pike and Black Bass, however you might get a surprise as Big Carp and Barbel show a lot of interest in lures. 
Other species
Carp, Channel Cats and Zander













ZUJAR  - 11179 acre 45 km2
Main species Cat fish and Barbel.
This the smallest lake on the area for boat fishing, has a huge head of Barbel and catfish in it. The Black Bass and Pike go huge here, however their numbers are quite sparse.  
Other species
Carp, Channel Cats

CIJARA - 16222 acre 65.65 km2
Main target species - Black Bass, Pike and Barbel
Another awesome picturesque water on its day, it holds a healthy head of good fish, that’s why the major Bass competitions are held on here. Unfortunately, it’s the nearest lake to Madrid and gets pretty busy. 34 boat trailers at the main boat launch during the week, that’s without the many others on the bank and belly boat anglers.
Other species Zander and Carp.
  
Our Packages

Self Drive Boats

What better way is there to fish these fantastic lakes, other than to skipper a boat with our Self-Drive option. 


3.95m Kimble Hunter 15hp Self-Drive boat  -  NO licence required

A licence is not required to to drive our fully equipped 15hp Kimble Hunter. The 55lb Motorguide electric trolling motor along with two Lowrance Hook 7 GPS fish finders with mapping, one at the drivers console the other at the bow, make it easy to navigate these lakes safely.

This boat is ideal for anglers who like Pelagic fishing,  a Humminbird Helix 10SI unit with side mounted transducer is available on request.

If you have never skippered a boat before, don’t worry, full training and instructions will be given on how to control the boats motors and use the fish finders until you are totally confident.

For larger groups we also have available a 15hp 4.2m Alumacraft and 2 x 15hp 3.8m Cabri Boats available, all fitted with electric trolling motor and fish finders.

40hp Alumacraft 4.9m Self-Drive boat  -  Licence required

Also available, for anglers with a boat licence,  is the 40hp 4.9m Alumacraft  equipped with a 55lb Motorguide trolling motor, Lowrance Élite 9 Ti and Humminbied 5 sonar units.


Detailed maps of the lakes with highlighted areas are provided, - these show any non-navigable areas, productive areas to fish, features like rocks or underwater islands, and most importantly any dangers to watch out for.

A guide can accompany you for a while to show you best tactics and methods depending on species, weather and lake. We even launch you at the lake so you don’t get your feet wet.


All boats are fully equipped, fully insured and have legal permissions for the lakes, life jackets and Walkie Talkies are provided.!!!
   
Driver must be 18 yrs.
Guided Boat Fishing
There’s plenty of types of exciting Predator fishing to be had from the boat in these huge lakes, Chill out and relax whilst our Guide takes you out to different fish holding spots and features.


Throughout the duration of your visit our experienced guide will take you out in either a 40hp 17ft Sundance Skiff or a 50hp Kimple Bass Hunter 450 fishing many different areas of several lakes depending on target species, weather conditions, water levels etc

Both boats have bow mounted trolling motor for manoeuvring whilst fishing, modern Humminbird Fishfinde
rs with GPS.






  






Our Skiff is equipped with Humminbird 10 Side Imaging sonar and ‘ I Pilot link’ ;-  the boat’s trolling motor is controlled remotely via wifi or through the Humminbird unit. This spacious boat can carry up to 5 people, however we recommend only 2 anglers, as is the Kimble.
  

Boats are fully insured and have legal permissions for the lakes, life jackets are provided.!!!
Whats included
Packages
Whats included

Experienced Fishing Guides 
Who have vast knowledge of the local lakes and many years’ experience Guiding in Spain 

Fully Equiped boats
All boats are fully insured, have electric trolling motors, fish finders and life jackets

All fuel

Daily transport to and from venues

Fishing Licences

Accommodation in a typical Spanish 'Casa Rural' or Hotel.

Rods, Reels and tackle 
A varied selection of quality Shimano and Savage spinning or casting rods. Reels also are available if required.


Whats NOT included

Airport Transfers
Madrid shuttle service only 75 euros pp return

Flights
The nearest airports to us are Madrid - Malaga - Seville

Lunch and Evening Meals
A 3 course meal with drinks at a local Restaurant costs around 8 euros.

End Tackle and lures​
​Lures are very expensive nowadays, so please bring your own. We will provide a selection of lures that work well here, however these will have to be paid for if broken - lost.

Accommodation

Accommodation is included in the package, it is in a typical Spanish 'Casa Rural' For those who have never lodged in this type of accommodation, it’s like a mix of a B^B and a self-catering house. 

All rooms have TV, heating / air-con, free wifi, there is an open fire livingroom and even a terrace BBQ area. A basic continental buffet breakfast is also included in the package price.

Hotel upgrade is available on request (10E pn). 

Food & Drink

Picnics and sandwiches are available from local bars or you can prepare your own in the casa rurals fitted kitchen.

Dining out is so cheap here, a 'Menu del dia' consists of a 3 course meal all for 8 euros including wine or water ( 12- 15 euros for the weekend special) 
A wide range of inexpensive Spanish traditional dishes are available off the Menu, as is a huge 'T' bone steak.

Restaurants typicaly open around 14.00 - 16.00hrs and 21.00 - 23.00 hrs

Prices

Self Drive Boat Fishing

​​4 Nights accommodation / 3 days fishing


from 345.00



7 Nights accommodation / 6 days fishing


from 595.00
  
Guided Boat Fishing

​​4 Nights accommodation / 3 days fishing


495.00



7 Nights accommodation / 6 days fishing


795.00

Self-Drive Boat prices are dependant on numbers of anglers and type of boat, please contact us with requirements so we can price accordingly.

Guided Boat prices are in Euros per person and based on groups of 2 anglers per boat.

Single angler or odd number in your group, we have the solution - contact us for further details. Prices are subject to availability.