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Located in the province of Alicante, Benidorm is one of the most famous cities on the Spanish Mediterranean cost. Benidorm isn’t only known for its skyline, its ...Read more..
Located in the province of Alicante, Benidorm is one of the most famous cities on the Spanish Mediterranean cost. Benidorm isn’t only known for its skyline, its numerous all-inclusive hotels, long beaches and nightlife.
Benidorm is also a great place to go sportfishing. Thousands of people love to go out on a fishing tour in Benidorm during their vacation: offshore it’s a great place for tuna, albacore, spearfish and Mahi Mahi. Seabass, bluefish, dentex and amberjack are the top species when inshore fishing.
Big game fishing: bluefin tuna, albacore, little tunny, speerfish
Inshore trolling and spinfishing: bonito, jack, mackerel, frigate tuna, small bluefin tuna, barracuda, dorado (mahi mahi), seabass, bluefish, leerfish.
Deep sea fishing and reef fishing in Benidorm: Conger eel, snapper, scorpion fish, grouper, blackspot sea bream, gilt-head bream.
Atlantic Bonito (Sarda sarda) is a rapid fish species known for being great hunters. They have striping on their backs with silver-coloured undersides and they grow up to 30 inches long. They have a hydrodynamic body shape, even more so than larger tuna.
The dentex (Dentex dentex) is a common saltwater fish in the Mediterranean Sea, Black Sea and sometimes they appear in the Canary Islands, Morocco and Senegal. They have very strong teeth to feed on fish, squid and mollusca. Dentex are a great species for sportfishing and are targetted mainly trolling or jigging. The larger fish are 1m long and can weigh up to 15 kg (35 lb).
The Little tunny or False Albacore (Euthynnus alletteratus) is easily identified by the dark spots under its pectoral fins. They like warm temperate and tropical waters of the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. The larger Little Tunny weigh up to 35lb and can reach 1,2m.
The Amberjack species are a game fish that are found both in the Pacific Ocean, Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea. Jigging and live bait fishing are the best techniques to target these magnificent fighters. Greater Amberjack can weigh up to 170 lb (80 kg).
The Bluefin Tuna (Thunnus thynnus) is a pelagic fish that can grow up to 500kg (1000lb). The biggest Bluefin Tuna ever caught was 780kg (1496lb). These great fighters can be caught trolling, jigging, casting or drifting; mainly off-shore.
The best months for big game fishing in Benidorm are june, july and august. Trolling (april, may and june) fishing charters target albacore and bluefin tuna offshore. From july to september chumming and drifting is the best technique to target bluefin tuna.
Reef fishing and deep sea fishing in Benidorm can be done all year round. Live bait fishing for dentex and amberjack is also possible from January to December.
Inshore trolling and spinning is good from April to November: top species are little tunny, mahi-mahi and bonito.
You need a fishing license to go fishing in Benidorm. The fishing charters in Benidorm normally have the fishing license included in the price, so you don't need to buy one if you're chartering a boat. Before you book the trip, check if it's included or not.
You can buy a fishing license on the website of the Generalitat Valenciana.