Barbate, Cadiz (ES)
Situated between Cadiz and Barbate, Conil de la Frontera is a beautiful white village on the Atlantic coast in Andalucia, southern Spain. Conil de la Frontera is known...Read more..
Situated between Cadiz and Barbate, Conil de la Frontera is a beautiful white village on the Atlantic coast in Andalucia, southern Spain. Conil de la Frontera is known for its old town, its culinary culture and its extensive beaches. The Playa del Castilobo, Playa del Palmar and the coves of Conil, Roche or del Faro are certainly worth a visit.
Fishing in Conil de la Frontera can be done all year round: spinfishing for seabass from the beach, bottom fishing for snapper or jigging for amberjack and sama, just to name a few.
The tuna fishing in Conil de la Frontera is on from April to September, especially in the area of the Gibraltar Straits. Tuna are caught trolling off shore with artificials.
Algeciras, Strait of Gibraltar (ES)
Fantastic day out. Martin knew his stuff and we caught 7 tuna which we weren't expecting. Great day out overall.
Jean julien Metezeau
The Gulf of Cádiz is situated between Cape San Vicente of Portugal and the Strait of Gibraltar. The rivers like Guadalquivir and the Guadalete attract a lot of fish and in turn, small predators feed on them. Seabass, meagre, bluefish and the gilt-head bream are the most common species here.
Fishing in Conil de la Frontera is ideal for jigging as there are countless reefs and rocky. Sama, amberjack, large snapper and meager are the most sought after species.
Spinning is also a technique that is very successful whilst fishing in Cádiz, producing fish like atlantic bonito, amberjack and bluefish with poppers and stickbait.
Mahi Mahi (Coryphaena hippurus) are also commonly referred to as dorado, dolphin or dolphinfish. They are recognizable by their bluntly shaped heads, long dorsal fin and their bright colouring, dark blue and green on their dorsal side and yellow on their sides and underside.
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.
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).
Fishing in Conil de la Frontera from April and May is an ideal time to do trolling and jigging for bluefin tuna, albacore and little tunny. Spring is also a good time to fish with live bait to target dentex, grouper or meagre.
Summer is ideal for fishing bluefin tuna or white marlin trolling off Conil de la Frontera and the Strait of Gibraltar. Closer to shore, live bait fishing produces dentes, pink dentex, grouper or amberjack.
Fishing in Conil de la Frontera in autumn is great to catch bonito, skipjack tuna, dolphin fish (mahi-mahi), frigate tuna, little tunny, smaller bluefin tuna and sometimes even wahoo. Light tackle trolling with smallers lures & feathers is the best and easiest way to catch these species.
Bottom fishing for blackspot seabream, scorpion fish, snapper or redbanded seabream for example and live bait fishing for meagre, amberjack, sama, grouper.
You need a fishing license to fish in Conil de la Frontera. The fishing charters in Conil de la Frontera 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.