Fishing in Costa Brava

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Costa Brava offers fishing for all types of fisherman, including those who are new to the activity, those who do it as a casual hobby and those who are already experts...

Costa Brava offers fishing for all types of fisherman, including those who are new to the activity, those who do it as a casual hobby and those who are already experts. It is very easy for someone to fall in love with fishing in Costa Brava as its flagship waters are home to many species including the amberjack, dentex, bluefin tuna and leerfish.

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Most popular fishing boats charters in Costa Brava

Blondie

4 26,90 ft

Blanes, Costa Brava (ES)

From $705
FREE Cancellation 14 days notice

Striker 44

10 52,49 ft

Empuriabrava, Costa Brava (ES)

From $868
FREE Cancellation 14 days notice

Jolie Biche

11 32,81 ft

Palamos, Costa Brava (ES)

From $53
FREE Cancellation 14 days notice

DIVATEAMFISHING

4 24,93 ft

Palamos, Costa Brava (ES)

From $324
Deposit non-refundable

Diva II

3 17,88 ft

Palamos, Costa Brava (ES)

From $380
Deposit non-refundable

Northwind

5 27,89 ft

Portbou, Costa Brava (ES)

From $217
FREE Cancellation 7 days notice

DRAKKAR

5 19,69 ft

Rosas, Costa Brava (ES)

From $390
FREE Cancellation 7 days notice

Cadaqués Charter

3 29,53 ft

Cadaqués, Costa Brava (ES)

From $488
Deposit non-refundable

Wellcraft 232 Fisherman_BLANES

4 22,97 ft

Blanes, Costa Brava (ES)

From $966
Deposit non-refundable

Deep Sea Fishing Charters in Costa Brava

Embark on thrilling deep-sea fishing charters in Costa Brava. Experience this unique adventure with rentals starting at €200. Optimal fishing season for deep-sea technique is during summer, with depths ranging up to 200 meters.

Northwind

5 27,89 ft

Portbou, Costa Brava (ES)

From $217
FREE Cancellation 7 days notice

DIVATEAMFISHING

4 24,93 ft

Palamos, Costa Brava (ES)

From $324
Deposit non-refundable

Striker 44

10 52,49 ft

Empuriabrava, Costa Brava (ES)

From $868
FREE Cancellation 14 days notice

Best fishing charters in Costa Brava

Discover the finest fishing boats in Costa Brava, curated based on user ratings. Choose from top-rated vessels for an exceptional fishing experience on the beautiful Mediterranean coast.

Blondie

4 26,90 ft

Blanes, Costa Brava (ES)

From $705
FREE Cancellation 14 days notice

Diva II

3 17,88 ft

Palamos, Costa Brava (ES)

From $380
Deposit non-refundable

DIVATEAMFISHING

4 24,93 ft

Palamos, Costa Brava (ES)

From $324
Deposit non-refundable

Cheapest sportfishing boat rentals in Costa Brava

 

Find the best prices for fishing excursions in Costa Brava. Explore affordable options for high-quality fishing experiences at sea. Book now for an unforgettable adventure.

Jolie Biche

11 32,81 ft

Palamos, Costa Brava (ES)

From $53
FREE Cancellation 14 days notice

Northwind

5 27,89 ft

Portbou, Costa Brava (ES)

From $217
FREE Cancellation 7 days notice

DIVATEAMFISHING

4 24,93 ft

Palamos, Costa Brava (ES)

From $324
Deposit non-refundable

Reviews from the users

we hadden goede kapitein die alles goed uitlegde en veel gevangen. ik vindt het een aanrader en ga zeker nog een keer mee.
Rob Spaan

War ok, leider gab es nur kleine Fische.
Jenny Rode

Captain Joan was just terrific: easy to communicate with during the planning of our trip, super knowledgable, has a great boat with the latest sonar gear, had great fun with us boys and a super guy to hangout with for 4 hours of great fishing! Highly recommend Joan and Tom's Catch.
Peter Schmidt

Mauvaise mer... donc pas de poissons
Kevin Conde

Tips & Tricks, bait and more

Spring

Spring is a great time to practice trolling along the coastline. From April and May, you can practice trolling and jigging at height to catch fish such as bluefin tuna, skipjack or little tunny. Spring is also a good time to fish with small barracudas or garfishes to catch leer fish or bluefish at depths of 7-15m

Summer

Fishing in Costa Brava during the summer is the perfect time to fish for bluefin tuna by chumming. This fishing can be done offshore in Cap de Creus, Blanes or Palamos, as well as closer to the coast. For catching denton or amberjack, fishing can be done by trolling with natural bait (squid or mackerel).

Top sport fishing species in Costa Brava

FISHING SEASON IN Costa Brava

Autumn

Autumn is an excellent time to fish in Costa Brava. Trolling with small lures topped with plumes will catch tuna, mackerel, melva, little tunny and dolphinfish among others. Autumn is also a good time to fish with small barracudas or needles to catch leerfish or bluefish in water depths of 7-15m. September and October are good months for light trolling for Atlantic bonito and dolphinfish in waters of 40-80m, using feathers and other small lures. It’s worth noting that to catch bluegill borneo, you will need a lightweight material as they usually offer a good fight.

Winter

Costa Brava in winter is ideal for fishing large fish from the seabed and it’s possible to catch black spot sea bream, forkbeard, conger eel, Atlantic wreckfish and grouper at this time. During winter, fishing is often practiced at a larger depth. Here, the sunken ship wrecks and rocks are perfect places to fish, but fisherman may keep the best of these to themselves. Fish that can be caught here include red sea bream, red snapper, green wrasse, white sea bream, forkbeard and conger eel among others, and the bait used can be sardine, squid or octopus.

All year: Fishing in Costa Brava can be done at any time of the year, but it is most recommended during the winter season.

Top Species

Dentex: Dentex feed mainly on other fish, crabs, molluscs and their favourite, squid. Dentex can be found from 0-200m deep, with young fish found closer to the shore and adults found in more depth. Whilst fishing in Costa Brava, dentex can be caught by trolling with natural bait.

Amberjack: Amberjack can be caught throughout the year and react very well to natural bait such as mackerel and squid. They are one of the most desirable fish to catch using the jigging technique, which can be done at considerable depths and amongst shipwrecks.

Bluefin Tuna: Fishing for bluefin tunas by trolling is best from April to August, whilst by chumming are best caught in July and August. It’s a great time for anglers to practice spinning and heavy spinning, as well as using strollers, stickbait and large jigs to catch them.

Black Spot Sea Bream: Black spot sea bream can weigh more than 6kg, grow to 25 to 60cm in size and can be found in great depths of 200-400m deep. The younger bream live in large schools and swim closer to the coast amongst the sandy seabed. Fishing in Costa Brava is an interesting place to be during the winter and is perfect for background fishing.

Leerfish: A predator of great speeds, leerfish feed on sardines, anchovies, sardinella, swordfish and lisa. You can catch leerfish whilst fishing in Costa Brava by trolling with garfishes in waters from 7-15m deep.

TOURISM & OTHER ACTIVITIES

Palafrugell and Cadaqués are two of the most famous cities and great tourist attractions. Great places to visit here are the Bay of Roses, Banyoles, the botanical gardens of Santa Clotilde, Pinya de Rosa, Marimurtra and Cap Roig.

Those that currently live here are a mixture of both locals and tourists, as well as fisherman who are both attracted to the area and to the fishing in Costa Brava. 

LEGISLATION / REGULATIONS

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:

>> Buy a fishing licence

remember that the fishing charters normally have the fishing license included in the price, so you don't need to buy one if you're chartering a boat.

Key takeaways

Avg Capacity: 5 people
Popular fishing techniques: Jigging, Bottom Fishing, Tuna fishing
Average price: $746 per day
Low season price: $489 per day
High season price: $1629 per day
Included: Fishing tackle, Fishing License, Bait & lures

Frequently asked questions about fishing in Costa Brava

According to our customers, some of the most popular fishing charters in Costa Brava are:
Blondie
Striker 44
Jolie Biche
DIVATEAMFISHING

Depending on the boat, a fishing charter in Costa Brava can accommodate up to 11 passangers, although most charters are for 5 people.

Typically in a charter in Costa Brava, 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 Costa Brava 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 $380 for 3 hours and 3 people to $1629 for 8 hours and 10 people.

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

In Costa Brava, the most popular fishing techniques include Jigging, Bottom Fishing, Tuna fishing, Trolling, Spin Fishing, Popping.

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