Beaulieu-sur-mer, Nice (FR)
Known for its Film Festival, Cannes is a city located on the French Riviera. This chic resort is a shopping paradise, full of designer shops and local boutiques. Cannes is home to exclusive restaurants, bars, clubs and casinos. But did you know there's also top class sport fishing in Cannes?
Inshore you can fish in Cannes for reef fish such as snapper, seabream, jack, scorpion fish and nice predators like dentex, amberjack, seabass and pink dentex. Offshore fishing in Cannes is possible from April to October, producing massive tuna, skipjack and spearfish are caught drifting or trolling.
There is a vast variety of fish species in Cannes, ranging from small reef fish to massive offshore pelagic predators. Here are the top fish species from the Côte d'Azur.
The european barracuda is present all year round in the French Riviera, but the best time to target this species is from April to November. They can be caught with artificials spinfishing, trolling or with livebait fishing.
Not the best eating fish, but the strongest fighter you can catch near beaches, rocks and ports. They are a great predator to catch spinfishing poppers, stickbaits, soft baits. During the fight, they will make impressive jumps.
Very popular in the Mediterranean cuisine, the gilthead bream is a fish you can catch from the beaches or the pier using worm, mussle, crab or shrimp as bait. These bream like warmer waters, so the most prolific months to catch them are April to November. But they can be caught during winter as well.
Offshore fishing in Cannes can produce massive bluefin tuna trolling or chumming sardines. The tuna are around from March until October. Biggame fishing in Cannes you may also catch spearfish and albacore.
Offshore trolling and spinning can be done from April and May. With these techniques bluefin tuna, albacore and little tunny can be caught. Inshore, drifting or anchored you may catch dentex, grouper, jack, scorpion fish, seabream and snapper on the reef.
Sea fishing in Cannes in summer can produce bluefin tuna by chumming sardines and mackerel (offshore). Inshore, life bait fishing in Cannes can be done by trolling or drifting using natural baits such as squid, mackerel or horse mackerel.
This is an excellent season for inshore trolling with small lures and feathers to fish for various species such as atlantic bonito, mackerel, little tunny and dolphin fish.
The winter is ideal for deep sea fishing and bottom fishing in Cannes. With deep sea bottom fishing (using electric reels), you can find a wide range of species such as the largest bream, codling, conger eel, grouper and hake.