The lower River Ebro is renowned for its legendary catfish and carp fishing and El Figueral is the perfect venue to enjoy secluded private bank fishing from our Olive farm or experience the freedom of the river by hiring one of our fully equipped boats. We offer self-catering accommodation in our luxury villa, caravan or town house apartment to complete your fishing experience.
River Ebro Fishing
The River Ebro from Flix downstream via Benifallet to Xerta is clear and fast flowing with varying depth from shallow to deep holes and with plenty of large hard fighting fish. Our stretch of the Ebro has clear water, good flow, deep holes and shallow gravel runs that regularly produce catfish over 100lb and carp to 40lb. Other species include; Crucian Carp, Rudd, Chub, Zander and Barbel.
We offer both bank and boat fishing with advice on methods and location. Although most methods work on the day, it’s your personal ambition, how and what you want to catch, the surroundings and the amenities that determine the enjoyment and unforgettable experience of fishing this amazing river from El Figueral.
Good bank fishing on the Lower Ebro is difficult to find but at El Figueral we have 350m of private riverbank that caters (currently) for 6-9 anglers in comfort and safety on this very productive stretch. The bank is steep, but all our swims are approached safely via steps, the depth of the tree lined bank offers some shade from the sun during the Spanish summer. Our swims have been developed to take advantage of the rivers natural features and named appropriately; The Pump (built at our pump house) and Bay (takes advantage of river flow and rock formations to form a bay) swims both sit on large eddies that provide the ideal shelter and feeding areas for fish in both high and low water. The tractor (there is an old tractor in it) swim is fished from a pontoon located on large gravel run and the Rock swim, named because of a huge rock that has created a hole shallows over a gravel run.
TACKLE and BAIT
For those anglers wanting to travel light we hire carp and catfish rod and reel packages and supply a full range of bait from Dynamite Baits. Please ask for our current tackle and bait price list. Our packages (carp, catfish or combination) include 2 rods and 2 reels, chair, pod/tripod, landing net, unhooking mat and for catfish gloves the packages excludes terminal tackle, although we do keep a small stock of vital equipment. We advise anglers to bring their own terminal tackle in line with their personal preference but we always available for advice. Per group we provide scales. Note licenses are mandatory and we supply them on site for £16.00 for 2 weeks or £31.00 for 12 month these are free for under 18’s and over 65’s.
Note licenses are mandatory and we supply them on site for £16.00 for 2 weeks or £31.00 for 12 month these are free for under 18’s and over 65’s.
Our fishing boats are made of aluminium and are 4meters in length with 15hp 4 stroke outboards to comply with river regulations for self-hire. We allow up to three persons per boat that includes: Life Jackets, Anchor, ropes, documentation and full can of 95 petrol. (09.00 hrs to 19.00hrs)
Conditions: The boats are hired with a full tank of fuel which is included in the hire price and there is no need to fill the tank at the end of your hire. We do require a deposit of €165.00 and an indemnity contract to be signed before the boat is released for hire.
Fishing Accommodation Options
We currently provide self-catering accommodation to suit different holiday requirements in our luxury villa, caravan and town apartment.
Our luxury Villa El Figueral can be hired in 2 ways: -
1) Max 10; 4-bedroom whole property sole hire; 1 x master double on suite, 1 x double on suite, 1 x 2 single on suite and 2 x bunk beds (total 4beds), family shower room, lounge, dining room, kitchen/lounge, airconditioned, heating, WiFi and outside swimming pool and patios. a. Available only from 1st July to 5th September from €32.77/night per person. Based on 10 persons staying a minimum of 7 nights
2) Max 8; 3-bedroom whole property sole hire; 1 x double on suite, 1 x 2 single on suite and 2 x bunk beds (total 4beds), family shower room, lounge, dining room, kitchen/lounge, airconditioned, heating, WiFi and outside patios and pool. a. Available only from 6th March to 30th June and 6th September and 6th December from €21.19/night per person. Based on 8 persons staying a minimum of 4 nights.
Our Caravan consisting of 2 x single bunk beds and 1 x double bed, shower, wc, fridge, microwave, twin gas rings, and air-conditioning can be hired from 6th March to 30th June and 6th September and 6th December from €21.19/night per person. Based on 4 persons staying a minimum of 4 nights.
Our Town Apartment located in the riverside village of Benifallet and on the third floor consists of 2 x double bedrooms, 1 x 2 single bunk beds, 2 x shower rooms, fully equipped kitchen and lounge, airconditioned, heating and WiFi can be hired from 6th March to 30th June and 6th September and 6th December from €17.00/night per person and from 1st July to 5th September from €21.50/night per person. Based on 4 persons staying a minimum of 4 nights.
For full details of our accommodation see the accommodation section of this site. Note prices are ex IVA, Stay Tax and final cleaning costs.
Benifallet climate is warm and temperate.
- Rain falls mostly in winter, with relatively little in summer
- Average annual temperature is around 16.6 °C but expect mid to high 30 °C during the summer months.
- The average rainfall is 493 mm with most rain during spring and Autumn.