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Guided or DIY - We have a package to suit


At Ebro Mad Cats, our aim is to help you enjoy the fishing experience of a lifetime

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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

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Holidays to suit all Anglers


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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.


Are you ready for the challenge?

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 activityJack Dinnewell

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Ebro Mad Cats with Ian Mclaren Reid.

Flicking through the archives the other day I stumbled across this photo of my Spanish PB from back in Feb 2015. A solid Ebro river carp turning the scales to 54lb 12oz.

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One final carp at 29lb 8oz and a cat of around 35lb for Alex on the last morning of his trip. Good angling fella 👌🏻👍🏻
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Alex with his second Spanish carp 👌🏻
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Alex Cookson with his first Ebro carp, caught within a few hours of arriving at EMC. Nice work mate #carpfishing #ebro #carp #fish #fishing #decembercarp

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Ebro Mad Cats with Luke Benson.

River monster!

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Ebro Mad Cats with Luke Benson.

Another shot of Luke's pellet munching 130lb cat

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Ebro Mad Cats with Luke Benson.

The ever consistent Luke Benson visited us for a third time to enjoy some cat fishing in the EMC garden. As usual Luke got amongst a few fish, but this 130lb December river monster on the last morning of his trip was certainly the highlight. It was fantastic having you here again buddy!

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What people say about us

Went start of year had the best fishing experience of my life. Planning on another two trips this year it was that good !!!! Ditch is a top bloke which put the icing on the cake .

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Johnny Burns    May 14, 2016   
Johnny Burns    May 14, 2016   

Went start of year had the best fishing experience of my life. Planning on another two trips this year it was that good !!!! Ditch is a top bloke which put the icing on the cake .

What an incredible place! A truly wild river which wasn't in best condition but with the experience of Ditch we simply couldn't fail. Through his relentless perseverance to try and give us the best possible chance,

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Michael Smith    May 8, 2016   
Michael Smith    May 8, 2016   

What an incredible place! A truly wild river which wasn't in best condition but with the experience of Ditch we simply couldn't fail. Through his relentless perseverance to try and give us the best possible chance, we all managed pb's of one sort or another including cats to 100+ and carp to 40+. Left to our own devices we may have struggled but the guiding was superb even in the flooded conditions. We will all be going back time and time again to Ebro Madcats because there are monsters lurking in the garden with a stunning backdrop. Big thanks to Andy, Ali and Ditch for there hospitality and warm accommodating surroundings.

I had a wicked time on the ebro with the mad cats caught my PB on the first night of fishing ditch went the extra mile every day to make sure i banked fish.

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Sam Browne    April 30, 2016   
Sam Browne    April 30, 2016   

I had a wicked time on the ebro with the mad cats caught my PB on the first night of fishing ditch went the extra mile every day to make sure i banked fish. best fishing holiday i have been on and cant wait to go back in the summer. i would highly recommend mad cats to anyone looking to fish the ebro

This guy has got the deadliest fishing habit going, pure motivation on the bank from start to finish and all the best bits in between.

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Johnny Evans    April 8, 2016   
Johnny Evans    April 8, 2016   

This guy has got the deadliest fishing habit going, pure motivation on the bank from start to finish and all the best bits in between. Haven't stop recommending him to all types of different ppl. But the only really way to find out is to get booked up ppl I know I am.

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Having just got back recently I would definitely recommend to anyone looking at going and will no doubt be back in the future. Ditch is a top guide and can't do enough for you,

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Jack Dinniwell    October 6, 2015   
Jack Dinniwell    October 6, 2015   
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Having just got back recently I would definitely recommend to anyone looking at going and will no doubt be back in the future. Ditch is a top guide and can't do enough for you, definitely one of the best. Andy and Alison are great hosts and make you feel very welcome. The location is great to go along with the fishing.

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Best time of my life, awesome fishing and great people, will be back there that for sure

kamil    May 23, 2015   
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Had a great time fishing at a fantastic location. Nothing was too much trouble for the Ebro Madcats team. Great fishing. Amazing place

Alec O'Hagan    April 27, 2015   
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I Came here two summers ago. Had the time of my life. I faced heavy heavy floods that year but Ebro mad cats put me in the right spots and went the extra mile to make sure I had everything I needed and was comfortable.

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Adam Smith    April 19, 2015   
Adam Smith    April 19, 2015   
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I Came here two summers ago. Had the time of my life. I faced heavy heavy floods that year but Ebro mad cats put me in the right spots and went the extra mile to make sure I had everything I needed and was comfortable. I caught a bonus monster of a Zander as well. I am making the trip back this August and cannot wait for some fresh sessions at Ebro Mad Cats! Thanks again and see u in a couple months!

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Me and my girlfriend visited mad cats recently - guided by ditch who made our trip extremely enjoyable. We were blown away by how amazing the place was.

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Sean Collins    April 17, 2015   
Sean Collins    April 17, 2015   
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Me and my girlfriend visited mad cats recently - guided by ditch who made our trip extremely enjoyable. We were blown away by how amazing the place was. The Fishing was brilliant and I managed to catch a PB within the first 24 hours. The views were mind blowing and I would 100% recommend anyone thinking of going there to not think twice! Definitely going back!!

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5star fishing with 5star guide, beautiful scenery would highly recomnend and will be returning

james walford    March 17, 2015   
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One thing I can say about EbroMadCats is their name is on the mark. Every time I come back I feel like I have battled 10 rounds with a heavy weight boxer!

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Rob Hosie    January 30, 2015   
Rob Hosie    January 30, 2015   
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One thing I can say about EbroMadCats is their name is on the mark. Every time I come back I feel like I have battled 10 rounds with a heavy weight boxer!
The place is run very well and very friendly - always there to help you out,
Fishing is second to none, you have to work at it but when you get it right the fish just keep on coming,
6 trips in one year for me I can't keep myself away from the place.
Both caravan and villa are spot on.
All 6 swims have plenty of room to relax in the sun and chill with a beer or two
Top river
Top venue
Top hosts
Top value
10/10

Be back very soon

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Ebro Mad Cats HQ has to be one of the most stunning settings on the river and you are certainly in capable hands with Ditch.

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Lee Anderson    January 29, 2015   
Lee Anderson    January 29, 2015   
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Ebro Mad Cats HQ has to be one of the most stunning settings on the river and you are certainly in capable hands with Ditch. No effort is too strenuous when it comes to catching you fish. For the friendliest of welcomes and most memorable of trips it is a must visit!

I had a great time here last October with my partner who's a keen angler. We stayed in the villa which has all the luxuries including,

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Sam |Cobb    January 29, 2015   
Sam |Cobb    January 29, 2015   

I had a great time here last October with my partner who's a keen angler. We stayed in the villa which has all the luxuries including, wetroom, modern kitchen, tele and even a pool all to ourselves!
Our guide Ditch ensured we had a fantastic stay right from day one when he picked us up from the airport.
We were shocked to be in our swim only 20 minutes when we caught a 70lb catfish!! Over the next couple of days we had more cats and even 5 carp.
I was a bit skeptical about a long fishing holiday but with the luxury of such a nice villa, ice creams in the freezer, sunny days and an excellent guide I absolutely loved it! Ditch even took us down the river on his boat for us to see the sites.
We are coming back again. Thank you to Ditch and family for an amazing trip xxx


Ebro Safari

Ebro Safari

James Walford and Andrew Durnford have just finished a week on the bank with our resident guide Ditch, and even though the Ebro is still running fast and high with the winter floods, by upping sticks and moving swims a number of times they managed to net all of their...

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Saunders

Saunders

For Bill’s 60th birthday, his son arranged a trip for family and friends. The six of them spread out over the whole place for the week and had a good haul of cats and carp. Honours go to son Chris who banked a 130+ lb cat and numerous carp to 35lb....

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Family holiday

Family holiday

The O’Hagan family visited us at Ebromadcats as part of their annual Spanish holiday. This was ‘Dad-time’ as they spent four days with us before heading for the sun, sangria and sand of Alicante. They had a couple of medium-sized fish ( 40 & 55 lb) and managed to...

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