Fishing in Cadiz


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 ...

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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Most popular fishing boats charters in Cadiz


5 34,12 ft

Tarifa, Strait of Gibraltar (ES)

From $968
FREE Cancellation 14 days notice

Ultimate Predator

4 39,37 ft

Gibraltar, Strait of Gibraltar (ES)

From $521
Deposit non-refundable


4 26,25 ft

Puerto de Santa María, Cadiz (ES)

From $699
Deposit non-refundable

Comoloco I

9 39,37 ft

Cadiz, Spain (ES)

From $430
Deposit non-refundable

Zahorita seis

6 32,81 ft

Barbate, Cadiz (ES)

From $753
Deposit non-refundable

At Last IV

4 19,69 ft

Gibraltar, Strait of Gibraltar (ES)

From $488
FREE Cancellation 14 days notice

El Natilla

7 29,53 ft

Algeciras, Strait of Gibraltar (ES)

From $753
FREE Cancellation 14 days notice

Chipiona Charter

10 39,37 ft

Rota, Cadiz (ES)

From $672
FREE Cancellation 14 days notice


8 41,01 ft

Puerto de Santa María, Cadiz (ES)

From $532
Deposit non-refundable

Reviews from the users

Andy was very welcoming, knowledgeable and tried really hard to find us a tuna
James Needler

We hebben een topdag gehad, het was alleen jammer dat een f andere idioot door onze lijnen heen vaarde en we alles kwijt waren, motor vastgelopen en een hengel afgebroken was. Kapitein Andy moest zelfs in z’n onderbroek het koude water in om de lijnen uit de motor te snijden. Nadat de motor weer lijnvrij was zijn we met losse hengels verder gegaan, helaas zonder resultaat. Desondanks hebben we een onvergetelijke dag gehad. Andy zorgde over de hele dag voor lekkere hapjes en lekkere drankjes.
Micha en Danny Brouwer

This was by far the best charter my friends and I have been on. The captain (Andy) was extremely professional and knowledgeable, we caught fish all day and not to mention I caught my personal record on “biggest fish”. Andy helped hook on to a monster!! Definitely would go back, highly recommend booking!
Edgar Perez

This is the second trip we’ve booked with Martin. He hustled to find fish. We had so much fun!
Diana Severson

Tips & Tricks, bait and more

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 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 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 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 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...


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. 


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.

Key takeaways

Avg Capacity: 6 people
Popular fishing techniques: Jigging, Bottom Fishing, Tuna fishing
Average price: $712 per day
Low season price: $489 per day
High season price: $1938 per day
Included: Fishing tackle, Fishing License, Bait & lures

Frequently asked questions about fishing in Cadiz

According to our customers, some of the most popular fishing charters in Cadiz are:
Ultimate Predator
Comoloco I

Depending on the boat, a fishing charter in Cadiz can accommodate up to 10 passangers, although most charters are for 6 people.

Typically in a charter in Cadiz, a fishing boat charter will include the use of the boat, Fishing tackle, Fishing License, Bait & lures. Some charters may also include Snacks and Drinks, while others may allow you to bring your own.

The cost of a fishing charter in Cadiz can vary depending on the duration of the trip and the size of the boat (number of people in your group), the fishing technique or the fish species you want to target. Prices can range from $377 for 2 hours and 10 people to $1938 for 12 hours and 10 people.

The types of fish you can catch on a fishing charter in Cadiz will depend on the time of year. Some common fish species that can be caught in Cadiz include: Bluefin Tuna, Dentex, Pink Dentex, Atlantic Bonito, Amberjack, Dorado.

In Cadiz, the most popular fishing techniques include Jigging, Bottom Fishing, Tuna fishing, Trolling, Popping, Deep sea fishing.



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