FLY FISHING IN GRANADA

All you need to know about fly fishing in Granada: species, season, permits, regulations, and much more.

In the city of the Alhambra, considered the most beautiful in southern Spain, you can indulge in fly fishing. Granada, set against the backdrop of the Sierra Nevada, a mountain range with numerous mountain rivers such as the Trevélez River, hosts healthy populations of wild brown trout.

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WHY CHOOSE GRANADA FOR FLY FISHING?

Imagine combining the majesty of the Alhambra in Granada with the serenity of the rivers in Sierra Nevada, all while indulging in your favorite passion: fly fishing. Fishing in Granada offers a unique experience where the city’s rich history intertwines with the pristine nature of the Sierra Nevada. It’s a perfect journey to share with your partner, family, or friends.

The trout inhabiting Granada are wild brown trout, located at the southernmost limit of Europe. These trout hold significant evolutionary value, having remained isolated in these rivers since before the Pleistocene era.

SIERRA NEVADA AND FLY FISHING FROM GRANADA

In 1998, Sierra Nevada achieved the status of a «National Park,» providing protection to prime fishing areas like the trout-rich rivers Dílar, Maitena, Lanjarón, Trevélez, and Poqueira. For tourists traveling to Spain, it’s essential to note that fishing is currently prohibited within National Parks, including catch-and-release practices.

While many rivers within the National Park restrict fishing, notable fishing spots still exist in Sierra Nevada, such as Trevélez in the Poqueira ravine and the Genil River in the San Juan ravine.

Let’s delve into one of the finest fly fishing scenarios in Sierra Nevada: the Genil River preserve. Situated in Sierra Nevada, this preserve stands out as a gem for fly fishing, being one of Spain’s first catch-and-release preserves. With an abundant population, especially of purebred brown trout, this river, originating at the foot of Mulhacén Peak, offers various fishing stretches, from the confluence of the Maitena River to the boundaries of the Sierra Nevada National Park.

FLY FISHING REGULATIONS IN GRANADA

If you’re keen on fishing near Granada, the first thing to note is that Granada is a province in Andalusia. Therefore, it’s necessary to review the fishing regulations in Andalusia and obtain the corresponding fishing license.

An obstacle that fishing guide companies operating in Andalusia, specifically in Granada, are addressing is the current angler exam requirement imposed by the Andalusian Regional Government to obtain a fishing license. We are actively working to make this exam not mandatory for companies engaged in guided fishing activities with tourists. We’ll keep you updated on our progress.