Cambrils, Spain (ES)
Situated in the Bay of Sant Jordi, Cambrils is probably one of the most beautiful towns in the Province of Tarragona. This old fishing village is ideal for all ki...Read more..
Situated in the Bay of Sant Jordi, Cambrils is probably one of the most beautiful towns in the Province of Tarragona. This old fishing village is ideal for all kinds of fishing including: light tackle trolling, deep sea fishing, jigging, spinning and big game fishing.
Year round you can fish for bonito, mackerel and bluefish. From March to Octobre the bluefin tuna are around, which is when you have to take out your heavy tackle.
Cambrils is the perfect destination where you can combine your family holidays with some nice fishing tours.
Todo perfecto, nos falto una buena captura, pero no fue por el esfuerzo del capitán, que lo intentó al máximo. Ya se sabe que hay días sin suerte
Muy amigable y dispuesto a ayudar. Volveríamos a hacerlo con él! Gracias!!!!
Wir waren sehr zufrieden, der Kapitän ist sehr freundlich und hilfsbereit. Wir würden die Tour gerne wieder bei ihm durchführen. Danke!!!
Todo excelente. Capitán, experiencia. Mi hijo y yo lo hemos disfrutando mucho y volveremos a hacerlo.
No tuvimos mucho éxito, solo sacamos tres piezas, pero se debía seguramente al estado del mar. El capitán muy majo. Repetiremos seguro (pero solo si no viene el amigo del capitán, uno de Madrid, que no callaba ni bajo el agua, 2 veces estuve a punto de tirarlo por la borda! xD)
Carlos Javier Sanchez Lera
This village has a long marine history with a relaxed Mediterranean ambiance, where every angler will feel at home. Cambrils is one of the few coastal towns that have succeeded in maintaining its pueblo charm and character. Notwithstanding, all the tourist facilities are here, including hotels, restaurants, leisure and cultural activities and shops.
There’s a large number of species that can be caught in the Mediterranean Sea; however, a lot depends on the time of the year, the fishing area, fishing techniques, bait, etc…
For example, you can catch all year round bluefish, amberjack, sea bass, grouper, horse mackerel, etc
The tuna species like blue fin, albacore, bonito, mackerel prefer visiting our areas from April until end October. This doesn’t mean that they disappear; there are always a few individuals that prefer to stay. We’ve caught more than once bonitos in December for example.
Rare species are sharks and swordfish…
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 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 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 Bluefish (Pomatomus saltatrix) is known by anglers as being a fast, aggressive and strong fish of the ocean. They are fun to target and give a real challenge to anyone who comes across them while fishing. They inhabit temperate and subtropical waters around the world. Bluefish have extremely powerful jaws with razor sharp teeth. They can grow over a meter and weigh over 10kg.
Big Game Off Shore Fishing
April marks the start of tuna fishing off the coast of Costa Dorada. Tuna pass the Strait of Gibraltar to spawn in the Mediterranean Sea. We fish off shore, about 20 to 40 miles from the marina of Cambrils. These areas have a depth of 800 to 1000 meters with interesting undersea structures, weed lines, clean water and temperature breaks that attract plenty of baitfish. These waters provide plenty of predators like bluefin tuna, albacore, swordfish, etc
During the early months there’s trolling for smaller tuna (about 10 – 30 kg) but towards the summer months the bigger fish start to bite. This is when the huge bluefin tuna of 200kg, 300kg and even 400kg can be landed.
Jigging, Spinning & Popping
In the in-shore areas around Cambrils and Hospitalet there are very interesting jigging spots. This fishing technique, very popular at the moment, consists in vertically fishing a jig of 50 grams to 250 grams. The fishing area around Cambrils features interesting rocks, wrecks, weed lines, etc. You can target species like “denton”, amberjack, palometa, dorado, sea bass, mackerel, bonito, etc.
The shallow waters of the Ebro Delta are a superb area for spinning and popping. The palometas and the bluefish hunt for little baitfish at the surface and popular lures are big yellow poppers, all kind of fancy plugs, feathers and other various artificials.
For those who don’t want to go too far away from the coast, there’s inshore trolling. Generally spoken we troll with small lures to catch mackerel, horse mackerel, bonito, barracuda and others. With bigger artificial bait and with life bait (squid, octopus or small barracuda) we chase palometon, bluefish and amberjack. Good months are July, august and September.
The deeper areas can be fished with downriggers, sometimes a big denton or a massive amberjack …
Tuna Fishing - Chumming
Chumming or chunking is a fishing technique that works very well during the summer months. We let the boat drift and we attract the game fish (especially tuna) by constantly baiting with sardines, mackerel and other small baitfish. This technique is very successful to catch giant bluefin tuna. In our area we catch them at a few miles from Cambrils. You don’t have to go that far away to catch the bluefin tuna of your dreams!
The town is near the tourist town Salou and is frequently visited by those travelling by air using Reus Airport.
PortAventura World is a theme park in Salou, which attracts around 3.5 million visitors per year, making it the most visited theme park in Spain. Visit Ferrari Land, PortAventura Caribe Aquatic Park and don't miss the main rides of Furius Baco, Stampida, Dragon Khan, Grand Canyon Rapids, Shambhala or the Tutuki Splash.
The days you're not fishing in Cambrils, you can also enjoy the beaches, cycling tours, hiking or discover the restaurants & bars along the boulevard and the old town.
And don't miss the Natural Park of the Ebro Delta which is considered one of the most important wetlands in the Mediterranean Coast. It's one of the best spots for birdwatching in Spain. Observe wonderful bird species like the Great Reed Warblers, Red crested Pochard, Black-necked Grebe and of course the Greater Flamingo.
You need a fishing license to fish in fresh water and salt water which can be obtained on the website from the Generalitat de Catalunya:
remember that the fishing charters in Cambrils normally have the fishing license included in the price, so you don't need to buy one if you're chartering a boat.
Depending on the charter fishing boat and on the duration of your fishing tour, you’ll pay more or less for the tour. The price for a private 4 hour Cambrils fishing trip is 700€. An 8 hour private trip will cost you 1400€, depending on whether you are looking for inshore or offshore fishing. You can also do a shared half day trip from 85€ per person.
The price usually includes the captain, fishing tackle, fuel, bait & lures, taxes and fishing licenses. On every listing we indicate whether drinks and food are included.
Once you’ve made a booking, the captain will contact you to arrange the meeting point and the departure time. Also, we recommend you contact the captain a couple of days before the tour to confirm the weather forecast.