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 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.
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.
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.