The kingdom of the salmon
The protected stretch of the river Eo runs from the
middle to its end, approximately from the
confluence with its main tributary, the Rodil, to its
Cantabrian finish, marked by the Pancha
lighthouse. It forms a narrow estuary with an
average width of 800 metres, which in reality is an
estuary up to Castropol and then, further in
becomes mudflats of great ecological value.
Among the river Eo’s other natural assets is the fact
that it is the main salmon spawning grounds in
Galicia. The delimitation of the fishing areas
comprises six salmon and trout preserves, half of
which are shared with Asturias. One of the best
preserves is located in the Ría de Abres (Trabada).
Upstream, the main town is A Pontenova. The Eo
flows in front of the five chimneys of the old
industrial furnaces, and from here we can also get
to the As Reigadas forest (See SCI “Carballido”).