Carp (Cyprinius carpio), although is not 100% autochthonous, has been in the Ebro river since 1900. Last fishing regulations consider this specie as catch and release in Riba-roja swamp. Today in these waters there are carps bigger than 20kg, some of them reach 30kg!
PortMassaluca campsite is just 2km from the Matarraña mouth into Riba-roja swamp. In this scenario, many carps concentrate every year for spawning. This area has been, for many years, suitable for carp reproduction. However, the increase on catfish poblation difficult the survival of small and medium size carps. Due this fact, nowadays, almost all the carps around overpass 10kg. Usually carp fishing is done from the coast but also by boat is possible, which give a new dimension for fishermans, accesing more complicated places.
Techniques and seasons for fishing
There are multiple fishing techniques, but the most used in our area are carpfishing and coup. If is the first time you go after this fish, we recommend join a fishing guide to learn the techniques, and get better results.
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Carpfishing is the most widespread technique amoung our clients. Normally, the biggest carps are obtained using this system. Rods are usually mounted on a tripod with digital advertisers in the shore. Initially it is a fund fishing, with a lead and boilers or pellets, but there are also floating pop-ups that can play with different depths. Certainly, there is so much to explore!
Carpfishing is usually done from shore, although it is also possible with boat. From the campsite jetties is possible to fish all night. In day time, to avoid problems with boats and activities, is not possible, but there are many fishing places near the campsite.
This kind of fishing is also done from shore, although in this case a buoy is used. The fisherman must be always aware, with the rod in his hands, is also very important to keep feeding. Mequinenza is 20 minutes from the campsite, and is an ideal place for this practice; also a few minutes from the campsite there are good fishing places for this technique.