Denia, Alicante (ES)
Fishing in Denia is one of the most fun outdoor activities you can do in this lovely mediterranean village. Situated half way between Valencia and Alicante, Denia has 15 km of white beaches and a great climate all year round.
Only 20 miles off Denia the seafloor plunges to 900 m depth into the the Ibiza Channel. This is the pelagic predator territory. Spearfish, albacore, little tunny and bluefin tuna are caught big game fishing in Denia. Closer to shore, we catch predators such as bluefish, barracuda, amberjack, dentex and leerfish.
Passing through the Ibiza Channel is mandatory for the large predators like the bluefin tuna and the albacore that go to spawn around the Balearic Islands and the Leon Gulf. The port of Denia is strategically well-located for big game fishing, since only 20 miles from the coast, you can find depths of 900 meters.
Around the Cape of San Antonio, the sea floor is rocky with some sandy patches: very atractive for jigging or for trolling with downrigger for dentex and amberjack. Here, bluefish and leerfish are also possible catches.
Reef fishing in Denia will produce species such as conger eel, red scorpion fish, blackspot seabream, snapper and red porgy.
The best months for big game fishing in Denia are june, july and august. Albacore and bluefin tuna can be caught trolling from april to early july trolling off shore. During the summer months (july, august and september), chumming and drifting is the best technique to target bluefin tuna.
All year round you can do reef fishing and deep sea fishing in Denia. The rocky areas, wrecks and the drof offs are great places to catch snapper, red porgy, grouper, conger eel, scorpion fish just to name a few.
Inshore fishing is good from April to November. Horse mackerel, frigate tuna, little tunny, dolphinfish (mahi-mahi) and bonito are tipical catches in September & October.
With squid or cuttle fish anglers target dentex and amberjack practically all year round in the rocky areas close to Cabo de San Antonio. You can target these fish species drifting or trolling with a downrigger.
Apart from fishing in Denia you can also go cycling, kite surfing & windsurfing, mountain biking, wine tasting experience, snorkeling & diving, sailing, paragliding, hiking and much much more.
Enjoy the local food in the hundreds of bars & restaurants in Javea, Denia, Moraira and Benidorm.
Denia holds 15 km of beaches of fine and clear and small coves of great beauty, mild climate and sandy waters that form a unique marine reserve around the Mediterranean coast.
Denia is the festival village of the Costa Blanca. The Fallas, the Moors and Christians, the night of San Juan or the traditional Bous a la Mar are some of the celebrations you can't miss if you're around.
You need a fishing license to go fishing in Denia. The fishing charters in Denia normally have the fishing license included in the price, so you don't need to buy one if you're chartering a boat.
You can buy a fishing license on the website of the Generalitat Valenciana.