Fishing in Huelva


The sleepy port city known as Huelva is located in the southwestern area of Spain. Both the mouth of the Odiel and Tinto rivers are located here and run into the Gulf ...

The sleepy port city known as Huelva is located in the southwestern area of Spain. Both the mouth of the Odiel and Tinto rivers are located here and run into the Gulf of Cadiz, which is home to a relatively unknown paradise of excellent fishing in Europe. The fishing here is great all year round and a variety of sought after species can be caught. 

Dentex, pink dentex, grouper, large snapper and the famous meagre can be caught all year round jigging, spinning or bait fishing. Between April and October pelagic species such as tuna, mahi-mahi & marlin can be caught trolling.

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Most popular fishing boats charters in Huelva

Charter Cayman

10 36,09 ft

Huelva, Spain (ES)

From $473
Deposit non-refundable


5 34,78 ft

Ayamonte, Spain (ES)

From $807
Deposit non-refundable


5 34,78 ft

Vila Real do Santo Antonio, Algarve (PT)

From $807
Deposit non-refundable


6 27,89 ft

Tavira, Algarve (PT)

From $753
Deposit non-refundable


6 39,37 ft

Tavira, Algarve (PT)

From $807
Deposit non-refundable


6 30,00 ft

Tavira, Algarve (PT)

From $624
Deposit non-refundable

Chipiona Charter

10 39,37 ft

Rota, Cadiz (ES)

From $672
FREE Cancellation 14 days notice


5 37,24 ft

Faro, Algarve (PT)

From $861
Deposit non-refundable


4 26,25 ft

Puerto de Santa María, Cadiz (ES)

From $699
Deposit non-refundable

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The fishing on offer can vary to each different person's wants and desires. The Gulf of Cadiz is quite a shallow region of water thanks largely to the huge amount of sediment that is pushed out from the rivers of Guadiana, Rio Tinto and Guadalquivir. Its from these rivers and this sediment combined with the currents of the Atlantic Ocean that the enormous amount of nutrients in the water are formed. This brings in species of bait fish including sardines, anchovies, horse mackerel and mackerel.

These nutrient filled waters produce an extremely rich fishing resource that attracts a large number of professional fisherman. The waterways continue to remain at a very healthy level though as the area continues to be unknown paradise in Europe for sport fishing.

The various techniques available here include bottom fishing inshore with natural baits like sardines, squid, worms or crab in search of species such as sea bass, big bluefish, gilt-head seabream (dorada) and massive “corvina” or meagre. The latter is an impressive fish that can grow up to 2m long and reach a weight of 55kg.

Then there is the offshore fishing that is just as impressive and not overly deep, 50m is the average depth at 12 miles out. Here you can target pelagic species such as skipjack tuna, albacore, bluefin tuna, dorado, white marlin and blue marlin. This is done by trolling artificial lures. Some of the locals also love to target the marlin with pitch bait fishing. In these parts you can also opt to try drifting and chumming in search of sharks or land one trolling also, they love to attack the marlin lures as well. 

Top sport fishing species in Huelva


Spring: The water begins to warm up during this time of year and offers some exciting opportunities inshore. You can target fish like sea bass and meagre in the shallow, warm waters with live baits. There is also the possibility to land amberjack and Pink Dentex as well. Offshore, the tuna begin to migrate for spawning season from the Gibraltar Strait to the Mediterranean Sea.

Summer: Summer has mainly trolling, both inshore and offshore, on offer. Inshore you can  troll for smaller pelagic fish such as bonito, frigate tuna, bluefish, while offshore skipjack tuna, albacore, bluefin tuna, bigeye tuna, dorado, white marlin and blue marlin will be the most sought after species available.

Autumn: Fishing is much the same to the summer methods mentioned above. It is again a great time to troll both inshore and offshore for variations species. Inshore trolling will target smaller pelagic fish like bonito, frigate tuna, bluefish, little tunny and offshore will again be about landing bigger fish such as skipjack tuna, albacore, bluefin tuna, dorado, white marlin and blue marlin.

Winter - Use methods such as jigging or spinning to chase sea bass and meagre. Opt to bait fish (on the bottom) for dorada, snapper, black spot sea bream, pink dentex. The option to fish with live bait is also rewarding and you can target huge meagre (up to 50kg), amberjack (up to 50kg+), pink dentex (15kg+) etc using live cuttlefish or squid. This is done while you fish near or over a rocky bottom.


Apart from fishing in Huelva you can also go cycling, kite surfing, wind surfing, mountain biking, wine tasting experience, snorkelling & diving, sailing, hiking, horse riding and much much more.

Visit the Natural park "Parque Doñana" or the Parque Natural Marismas de Odiel. The Parque Doñana is the the largest nature reserve in Europe. It's an area of marshes, shallow streams, and sand dunes in Las Marismas, the delta where the Guadalquivir River flows into the Atlantic Ocean. The park has a great variety of ecosystems and shelters wildlife including thousands of European and African migratory birds, fallow deer, Spanish red deer, wild boars, European badgers, Egyptian mongooses, and endangered species such as the Spanish imperial eagle and the Iberian lynx. 

Enjoy the local food (Huelva has the world's best ham!) in the hundreds of bars & restaurants of the area.


You need a fishing license to fish in fresh water and salt water. The fishing charters in Huelva 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: 10 people
Popular fishing techniques: Jigging, Bottom Fishing, Tuna fishing
Average price: $681 per day
Low season price: $646 per day
High season price: $1346 per day
Included: Fishing tackle, Fishing License, Bait & lures

Frequently asked questions about fishing in Huelva

According to our customers, some of the most popular fishing charters in Huelva are:
Charter Cayman

Depending on the boat, a fishing charter in Huelva can accommodate up to 10 passangers, although most charters are for 10 people.

Typically in a charter in Huelva, 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 Huelva 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 $474 for 4 hours and 10 people to $1346 for 8 hours and 10 people.

The types of fish you can catch on a fishing charter in Huelva will depend on the time of year. Some common fish species that can be caught in Huelva include: White Marlin, Albacore, Skipjack Tuna, Pink Dentex, Wahoo, Meagre.

In Huelva you can do a variety of fishing methods including Jigging, Bottom Fishing, Tuna fishing, Trolling, Marlin fishing, Deep sea fishing. Regulations and restrictions vary depending on the species.



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