At Ebro Mad Cats, our aim is to help you enjoy the fishing experience of a lifetime. Whether this is your first visit to the Ebro or you’re an experienced angler, we have a package to suit.
Ebro Mad Cats HQ is based just yards from the river at Riba Roja D’Ebre, with accommodation and exclusive swims on one of the most picturesque and productive sections of the Ebro. We restrict the number of people fishing on our banks so you can be sure of having a section of river all to yourself. Chose either our casita and pool or our static caravan. Either way you will have air-conditioning, U.K. tv and self-contained cooking facilities. We will set you up in a stunning location with quality tackle and comfortable accommodation. You can get a meal, a sleep or a shower secure in the knowledge that your swim will be just as you left it when you decide to get back to the action. Check out our Accommodation pages for details
Holidays to suit all Anglers
It is worth remembering that these are big fish swimming in a hostile environment, so for the angler who has no experience of the Ebro we recommend employing the services of our resident guide ‘Ditch’. You might wish to choose a few hours to get you started, or a fully guided holiday with a day or two spent targeting that fish of a lifetime – we can tailor a holiday to suit your needs. Please check out our Guiding page for more information.
Plenty of big catfish and shoals of carp inhabit this stretch of the river, as well as specimen zander, bass, perch and roach. Carp sizes vary from doubles to over 50lbs, and average around the 25lb mark; these are wild river fish so expect fast takes and a spectacular fight! The catfish exceed 240lb, with specimens over the magical 100lb barrier visiting the bank on a regular basis. Take a look at out our carp and catfish photo galleries. If you are into your fishing and want a new adventure, then this is the place for you. Check out our facebook page for recent activity
Riba Roja D’Ebre is at the centre of an 18 kilometre stretch of river between the big dam at Riba Roja and the smaller one at Flix. This is the “Real Spain” and there is no commercial development on this part of river. Ebromadcats is based about a mile away from this small, friendly village with its range of bars, restaurants and shops – ideal for stocking up on provisions or relaxing after a day on the river. If you can tear yourself away from the fishing, this is a great area to explore with the Mediterranean beaches just a 45min car ride away. Riba Roja is on the main Barcelona line so even if you don’t have a car, you can still get out and about.
The budget airlines make this area easily accessible at really amazing prices. The closest airport is at Reus (about one hour away by car) and Ryanair fly here from many U.K. airports. Barcelona and Zaragoza (both about two and a half hours away by car) are also budget destinations. We can arrange airport transfers for you from local airports.
Reus – €60 for up to 4 people
Barcelona – €120 for up to 4 people
Zaragoza – €120 for up to 4 people
After a long, hot, biteless day on the river this one was a very welcome visitor to the boat, and it was great to see my mate Sam do battle with a PB :)
Tim Gladding with a good cat caught from the boat (y)
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