Fishing in Cadiz

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You’ve heard of the beaches, the gorgeous water, the luxurious golf resorts, but did you know that there is amazing sport fishing in Cadiz and southern Spain? Andalucia is a unique geographic zone which has access to both the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea, creating the perfect conditions for non-stop sport fishing.

Along the coast, from San Lucar de Barrameda, Chipiona, Rota, Puerto de Santa Maria, Cadiz down to Barbate, Tarifa and Sotogrande, fishing opportunities abound. The Straits of Gibraltar is only 14.3 kilometres (8.9 miles) wide and 900 meters (2900 ft) deep, and it is a major highway for pelagic fish species migrating throughout the year.

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The Gulf of Cádiz is situated between Cape San Vicente of Portugal and the Strait of Gibraltar. The coast of the Algarve, Huelva and Cádiz have bays and mouths that make fishing in Cádiz very interesting. The rivers like Guadalquivir and the Guadalete attract a lot of fish and in turn, small predators feed on them. Bass, meagre, bluefish and the gilthead seabream are the most common species here. 

Fishing in Cadiz is ideal for jigging as there are countless reefs and rocky areas which house large predators including pink dentex, amberjack, large snapper and red scorpion fish.

Spinning is also a technique that is very successful whilst fishing in Cádiz, producing fish such as atlantic bonito, amberjack and bluefish.

Top Species in Cadiz

Pink Dentex

Pink dentex inhabit rocky areas or areas mixed with sand and rock in waters close to the coast from 0-200m depth. They tend to feed on fish, bivalve molluscs and small crustaceans, hence the colour and taste of their flesh, which is white and compact. Sama can be caught jigging with long metal jigs, inchiku or rubber lures for example. Trolling they can be targeted with live bait.

Bluefin Tuna

Bluefin tuna is caught trolling in Cadiz. Big game fishing in Cadiz is mainly done off shore and in the area of the Straits of Gibraltar.

When tuna feed in top water and form massive frenzies they can also be targeted casting poppers, stickbait, jigs.

Meagre

Meagre are a magnificent silver fish that lives in inshore waters. They are caught with live bait or jigging. Meagre can grow from 40–50 cm to 2 m long and weigh up to 55 kg! They are strong fighters so good fishing tackle is required to fish for meagre.

Top sport fishing species in Cadiz

FISHING SEASON IN Cadiz

Spring

Fishing in Cadiz from April and May is an ideal time for offshore trolling for bluefin tuna, albacore and little tunny. Spring is also a good time for bottom fishing for blackspot sea bream, gilt-head bream, jack, scorpion fish and snapper for example.

Jigging produces species such as pink dentex, grouper, amberjack, snapper, red scorpion fish...

Summer

Summer is ideal for big game fishing for bluefin tuna, blue marlin, white marlin, dorado and skipjack tuna for example.

Jigging: pink dentex, grouper, amberjack, snapper, red scorpion fish...

Autumn

Autumn is an excellent time for light tackle inshore trolling for Atlantic bonito, mackerel, frigate tuna, little tunny and dolphinfish (mahi-mahi).

Jigging: pink dentex, grouper, amberjack, snapper, red scorpion fish...

Winter

This time can be great for background fishing and you can find blackspot sea bream, forkbeard, grouper and hake. February and March are very good months to fish for large pink dentex with natural bait such as squid, mackerel and horse mackerel. With this technique it is also possible to catch grouper, denton and amberjack. 

All year round fishing in Cadiz

Deep sea fishing and reef fishing can be done at any time of the year targeting smaller species such as scorpion fish, gilthead seabream, redbanded bream, snapper, meagre, jack, snapper and conger eel. 

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LEGISLATION / REGULATIONS

You need a fishing license to fish in Andalucia. The fishing charters in Cadiz normally have the fishing license included in the price, so you don't need to buy one if you're chartering a boat.

If you do wish to buy a fishing licence, you can purchase one on the website of the Junta de Andalucia.

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