Barbel fishing in Extremadura, Spain

The Guadiana River and its lakes are abundant with Barbel, possibly providing us one of the best Barbel venues in Europe. 

It is home to several strains of Barbel, the main two being the Common and Comizo, present to over 20lb and 40lb respectively, we have banked Barbel to over 35lb.

This river system provides a perfect sanctuary for these carnivorous fish, the water is teaming with natural food including crayfish, mussles and silver fish, a perfect staple diet.


Targeting these Barbel on medium-heavy tip rods is great sport, pursuing them is an awesome experience for even the most accomplished angler. These Barbel are strong hard fighting fish that have probably never encountered a hook before, they will strip yards of line off you whilst heading for freedom.

Experience the fantastic Barbel fishing this Extremadura has to offer, not only the fishing but the scenery. 

Barbel Fishing Package

One of our guides will transport you in a 4x4 vehicle from the accommodation to proven productive swims.
There are several lakes that contain a good head of Barbel in the area, an idyllic river section or we can relocate you to an area with several cracking river stretches.

Tackle and equipment

All rods, tackle and equipment is provided except reels, alarms, and end tackle. Coolboxes, chairs, unhooking mats,as well as an ample amount of bait including quality pellet and hook baits, its all provided.


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.

Fishing equipment:

Tip - Barbel Rods
Korum River pods
Landing nets and unhooking mats
Chair and shelter - brolly
Note. Winter is the most productive time for Specimen Barbel fishing, packages are available from October through to April.

**All necessary equipment except for end tackle, alarms and reels.


Our Barbel packages are tailor-made to fit your exact requirements. Send us your contact details via our contact form and we will call you for an in-depth chat regarding the fishing and the venue options. We will then price accordingly.

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