Living the fishing in Lleida

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Fishing and Lleida have a special relationship. The demarcation is a well-known destination for lovers of mountains, skiing, culture, or adventure sports, but the truth is that one of its great attractions is the fishing . Its privileged natural setting, full of rivers and lakes, offers numerous possibilities for this activity halfway between tranquility and emotion. A sports activity that has become in recent years a top-level tourist resource, are you going to miss it?

The Lleida Pyrenees is full of natural areas that are essential for anglers. The regions of Alta Ribagorça, Alt Urgell or Pallars Sobirá, offer endless natural possibilities where nature and hobby are combined in the same space. In Lleida you can practice sport or traditional fishing and also catch and release fishing, increasingly used by fishermen to protect fauna.

Where?

Rivers such as Noguera Pallaresa , Noguera Vallferrera or Noguera de Cardós , and the iconics Segre, Valira, Garona, Noguera Ribagorçana or Noguera de Tor, are places where there are still true native trout and other species highly sought after by fans of fishing. These are the best areas of Lleida to cast the hook but not the only ones.

Not to forget the infinity of small streams and lakes that exist throughout the Lleida territory and that delight the most adventurous. Also noteworthy are reservoirs such as Oliana and La Torrasa , which are preferred by fans for their many bends and clean waters for trout fishing.

Licenses

Fishing in the rivers of Lleida is fully controlled and regulated to avoid excess catches and guarantee the protection of the river’s fauna. In order to fish, you must first obtain a recreational fishing license , which allows you to fish in free fishing areas. See procedures here: recreational fishing license .

The license can be obtained in the regional offices, in the territorial services of the Departamento de Agricultura, Ganadería y Pesca (Department of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries), in the territorial services of the Departamento de Medio Ambiente y Vivienda (Department of Environment and Housing), in the Catalan Federation of Sport Fishing and Càsting, in the Servicaixa terminals of La Caixa and on the Agriculture portal, in the procedures .

Things to remember

  • You cannot fish in the National Park, nature reserves and protected areas.
  • The permission is personal and non-transferable.
  • Catch and release fishing license is half price of the traditional fishing one.
  • For more information: agriculture.gencat.cat