If you do not know it in depth, possibly the Almendra reservoir is one of the most demanding and difficult reservoirs that exists. Its area (it is one of the largest lakes on the European continent), together with its innumerable apparently identical scattered structures throughout much of its perimeter, makes many fishermen fail to discover the potential of these waters. Because of this reason, it is probably one of the scenarios with lower fishing pressure in Spain, being usual to travel kilometers of shore without finding a single fisherman. Although it may seem astonishing, it is still possible to fish in these waters, stretches and hidden corners that are practically virgin.
All this makes the Almendra reservoir a special place to fish, where every corner is to be discovered and where many of the fish that swim through its waters do not know what a lure is because they have never seen it.
Due to its great extension, we can fish in many areas very different from each other, from extensive beaches stretched and shallow, to large stone cuttings, passing through enclaves where there are many submerged trees or human constructions.
Nowadays, zander is the species that rules over the rest. Undoubtedly, it is one of the best scenarios in Europe for zander fishing, both in numbers and quality since they have an interesting average size. Although since the introduction of the zander the population of pikes has changed from the past, these waters are still a reference if we talk about pikes well above the average. If you are looking for a pike record, this is a destination that you should not overlook because here there are real options to find one of those pikes difficult to imagine. Furthermore, black bass is also present in these waters. Although its population is not very large, once located, they are usually easy to capture due to the scarce or rather nil fishing pressure they receive in this scenario. Another great attraction of the Almendra reservoir is the large number of cyprinids (both carps and barbels) of good size that inhabit these waters, being an unequalled destination and must for all lovers of fly fishing.
To sum up, fishing in La Almendra does not leave you indifferent. It is a unique scenario that if you know it in depth, it can give you everything you are looking for.