Zander (Sander lucioperca) is also an invasive specie. In this case it appears in the Riba-roja swamp in the 90s. It's a very distinctive fish with very aggressive traits, but like the rest of species is harmless for humans. The largest zander can reach over 1 meter and more than 10kg.
Many people fish this specie in the area because is one of the most easy fish to catch. It is usually done from boat.
Techniques and seasons for fishing
There are multiple fishing techniques, but the most used in our area are spinning fishing or with dead sardine. If is the first time you go after this fish, we recommend join a fishing guide to learn the techniques, and get better results.
|EFFECTIVENESS OF FISHING DURING ALL YEAR|
|Zander - spinning|
|Zander - sardine|
|Zander - live bait||NOWADAYS FORBIDDEN|
The most widespread technique among our customers. Spinning fishing using multiple lures depending on the weather and the situation, is very active and funny. Normally, walleye(zander) used to move through deep and dark areas, moving close to the coast in the first and last hours of the day.
For spinning fishing, particularly in the area where we are, it is common to use a fishing boat or kayak. Furthermore, the boats can have a supplementary electric motor which takes us through kilometers of swamp quietly.
Zander fishing with dead sardine
It is allowed in the Ebro river, enhances the effectiveness due to the smell, but it is not their usual food so not always work. It can be done from shore or using a boat, anyway is more static than spinning. Both, fishing with sinker or with buoy (more in the night) are possible. Moreover, fishing with spinning assemblies as Drachkovitch or handled dead fish is another option.
Nowadays is forbbiden in Ebro river.