Ebro River generates life everywhere; the food chain is abundant since the early stages of growth in the catfish.
You can observe from the river banks and see the variety of invertebrates that inhabit its waters and sustain carps, pike-perches and catfish.
In these waters, catfish has a big amount and variety of food and it’s the reason why it has increased in number in such a short time.
The Ebro River is the best place for fishing!!
We can say without any hesitation that Mequinenza and Ribarroja have the biggest catfish in Europe; especially the back of Cinca-Segre, which is an excellent place for anyone who wants to catch one of these giants above the 8 ft (2.46 m) . Cat fish record.
When we speak about the area between Chiprana and Escatrón, in Mequinenza reservoir, we mean about 20 km of river and reservoir with the dense vegetation and nature everywhere, murky waters and muddy bottom ideal for the catfish, with abundant food, bleaks, carps, pikes, etc. and where there is no fishing pressure due to the difficult access.
For the fisherman who likes launch fishing or released fishing it's a real paradise. There are some seasons of the year when it is not strange at all to have 10 bites in only one day, or to see catfish lying in wait for the carps on the water surface, or attacking in the daylight.
The other area I would like to write about is the Ebro River upstream, the Azud-Escatron to Sástago. You have 10 km of the river with several waterfalls, where bait fishing is not allowed, but you can do decoy fishing and it is a nice place to use small boats in these water.