Fishing in Girona


Girona is the Catalan Province in northern Spain that borders France and the Mediterranean Sea. It's capital, also called Girona, is known for its culinary creativ...

Girona is the Catalan Province in northern Spain that borders France and the Mediterranean Sea. It's capital, also called Girona, is known for its culinary creativity, the painted houses overlooking the river and its immense culture and historic heritage.

Sea fishing in Girona province is one of the favorite activities from both locals and visitors. Villages such as Sant Feliu de Guixols, Palamós, Rosas, Lloret de Mar, Calella, L'Escala, Blanes or Tossa de Mar have an intense relationship with the Mediterranean Sea.

Inshore fishing can produce fish such as amberjack, leerfish, bonito, dentex and bluefish. Offshore fishing pelagic species such as bluefin tuna, spearfish and swordfish can be caught.

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Most popular fishing boats charters in Girona


4 26,90 ft

Blanes, Costa Brava (ES)

From $695
FREE Cancellation 30 days notice


4 24,93 ft

Palamos, Costa Brava (ES)

From $267
Deposit non-refundable

Striker 44

10 52,49 ft

Empuriabrava, Costa Brava (ES)

From $856
FREE Cancellation 14 days notice

Jolie Biche

11 32,81 ft

Palamos, Costa Brava (ES)

From $52
FREE Cancellation 14 days notice

Diva II

3 17,88 ft

Palamos, Costa Brava (ES)

From $117
Deposit non-refundable


5 27,89 ft

Portbou, Costa Brava (ES)

From $267
FREE Cancellation 7 days notice


6 32,81 ft

Port Balis, Barcelona (ES)

From $240
Deposit non-refundable


8 42,65 ft

Port Balis, Barcelona (ES)

From $1016
Deposit non-refundable

Gone fishing

4 29,53 ft

El Masnou, Barcelona (ES)

From $428
FREE Cancellation 14 days notice

Reviews from the users

Alberto was an amazing guide, we also had the chance to catch a big tuna !! Had a great day with the family, i highly recommended
Alexandre Mckenna

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Kevin Conde

Tuvimos que volver al poco rato de salir eel puerto, por enfermedad de uno de los tripulantes. Alberto, el patrón, fue muy amable y nos ofreció la posibilidad de posponer la salida.
Miquel Casanovas Baiget

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

Tips & Tricks, bait and more

The province of Girona has a several Natural Parks: Parque Natural de Cap de Creus, the Parque Natural de Els Aiguamolls de l'Empordà and the Parque Natural de El Montgrí, the Illes Medes and the Baix Ter. These parks have a tremendous amount of biodiversity and are of uncoutable value. The same happens at the coasts of Girona and the Costa Brava. The underwater life in Palagrugell, Cadaqués, Blanes, Palamós, Sant Feliu de Guixols, Tossa or Calella is just staggering.

Top fish species in Girona

The waters of Girona are home to hundreds of fish species, sea turtles and cetaceans. Here are our top 5 fish species for sea fishing in Girona.


Dentex are a great species for sportfishing and are targetted mainly trolling or drifting with live bait. Squid or cutle fish are irresistable for these predators. They live around rocky areas, wrecks and reefs. The larger fish are 1m long and can weigh up to 15 kg (35 lb).


Amberjack is considered a hard fighting and tough fish to land for many fishermen around the world. Jigging and live bait fishing are the best techniques to target these magnificent fighters. They grow to a maximum size of to 170 lb (80 kg).

Bluefin Tuna

The Bluefin Tuna is a pelagic fish that can grow up to 500kg (1000lb). These great fighters can be caught trolling, jigging, casting or drifting; mainly off-shore.

Blackspot Seabream

Blackspot seabream is one of the most appreciated fish in the spanish cuisine. They live in deep waters and can be caught jigging (inchiku with squid tentacles) or with cut bait. They can grow up to 70 cm and weigh up to 4 kg.


Leerfish are generally found in small and loose groups rather than large schools of fish. They can grow up to 1,70m (5.5ft) and weigh up to 25kg (55lb). Popping, spinfishing, trolling artificials, dead or live bait in shallow murky waters near beaches and estuaries, are the best way to fish for leerfish.



Top sport fishing species in Girona



Spring is a great time for inshore trolling for horse mackerel, bonito, bluefish and seabass. In March, April and May are the best months for top water fishing for bluefin tuna. They form huge frenzies (sometimes pretty close to shore) and the fish can be caught trolling and casting poppers, stickbait and jigs.


Fishing in Girona during the summer is the perfect time to fish for bluefin tuna chumming. Cap de Creus, Blanes or Palamos feature impressive canyons off the coast where the seafloor plunges to over 1500 meters deep.


Autumn is trolling time in Girona. With light tackle and small lures you'll be able to catch tuna, mackerel, frigate tuna, little tunny and dolphinfish among others. Close to the beaches, ports and estuaries bluefish and leerfish will attack dead bait.


Fishing in Girona in winter is mostly bottom fishing. Using cut bait (squid, sardine, octopus) you'll catch sea bream, snapper, jack, conger eel, scorpion fish and many other bottom feeders.


Apart from fishing in Girona you can also go cycling, kite surfing or windsurfing in Blanes or Sant Pere Pescador, mountain biking, wine tasting experience, snorkelling & diving, sailing, hiking and much much more.

Enjoy the local food in the hundreds of bars & restaurants of the area.


For sea fishing in Girona (and also for fresh water fishing) you need a license,  which can be obtained on the website from the Generalitat de Catalunya:

>> Buy a fishing licence

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

Frequently asked questions about fishing in Girona

According to our customers, some of the most popular fishing charters in Girona are:
Striker 44
Jolie Biche

Depending on the boat, a fishing charter in Girona can accommodate up to 11 passangers, although most charters are for 6 people.

Typically in a charter in Girona, 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.

On average, the prices for a fishing trip in Girona are around $164 per hour. However, prices can vary depending on factors such as the duration of the trip, the size of the boat, and the number of people. For shorter fishing trips and smaller boats, prices can start as low as $375 for 3 hours and 3 people. During the high season, prices can increase up to $1606 for a 8-hour-trip with 10 people.

In Girona, you can fish:
Common pandora
Bluefin Tuna
Little tunny
Atlantic Bonito
. Fishing regulations may vary, so make sure to check them before you go to Girona. We recommend Catch & Release, especially for undersized fish (for example using barbless hooks).

In Girona you can do a variety of fishing methods including Jigging, Bottom Fishing, Tuna fishing, Trolling, Squid Fishing, Popping. Regulations and restrictions vary depending on the species.



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