Fishing in Murcia


Fishing in Murcia offers a wide range of world-class fishing opportunities. The Mar Menor is an inland sea that is great for fishing all year round, even during bad we...

Fishing in Murcia offers a wide range of world-class fishing opportunities. The Mar Menor is an inland sea that is great for fishing all year round, even during bad weather. Marine reserves in Murcia are a great breeding place for fish, which also has a positive effect on the rest of the region.

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Most popular fishing boats charters in Murcia


11 37,73 ft

Puerto Tomás Maestre, Murcia (ES)

From $842
FREE Cancellation 14 days notice


5 19,69 ft

Cartagena, Murcia (ES)

From $629
FREE Cancellation 14 days notice

Blue Beach

8 36,09 ft

Puerto Tomás Maestre, Murcia (ES)

From $597
FREE Cancellation 7 days notice

Aris Profishing Alicante

5 19,69 ft

Alicante, Spain (ES)

From $159
Deposit non-refundable

High Tide

6 29,53 ft

Alicante, Spain (ES)

From $586
FREE Cancellation 7 days notice

Reviews from the users

Due to some rough weather some of my companions became sea sick so we unfortunately had to cut the trip short. But the captain was super good and didn’t charge us for the whole trip. Couldn’t ask for a better captain will be going out with him again.
Johnny Midttveit

We were celebrating my sons 16th Birthday. Said hi to the Captain Peter ..who spoke amazing English that was a great help . Ive fished for many years in England ..deep sea fish ..BUT when the reels went screeming off Oh my god ..what a day .we had dolphin fish .Benito .mackerel great sizes and tuna that we put back all healty .. Big thank you to the Captain pedro ie Peter . Great . Thank you very much .
Randell Corwood

Lars Sörell

Haase Florian

Tips & Tricks, bait and more

Deep sea fishing in Murcia is revered the world over, with fishermen of all skills and styles and abilities coming from far and wide to capitalize on the abundance of large tunas that can be found here. 

The waters of the Mediterranean are very clear, almost transparent, so fishing in Murcia permits clear observation of its bottom, which is full of algae and multiple fish species. The coasts of Murcia offer a wide variety of watersports activities, from the stellar scuba diving conditions to exhilarating kite surfing and windsurfing.


Bluefin tuna

The most common way to catch red tuna is by trolling, which is a common form of fishing in Murcia. It is used with artificial fish designed for speeds of between 7 and 10 knots, the most common being halco, rapala and bonita. The best time of year to get an exemplary specimen of red tuna in Murcia is in the summer months. Giant red tuna can be found in the Mediterranean Sea during the hottest months, from March to September.


This is one of the main target species for fishermen fishing in Murcia. You can catch it by trolling with natural bait, which is the best technique for fishing in Murcia. Amberjack season runs practically all year round. 


The method most used for fishing dolphinfish in Murcia is sea trolling with light equipment. But when you know the precise sites where you can find examples of this species by chumming or spinning, you will be able to achieve excellent results. The best time to catch dolphinfish on the Costa Calida is during the months of September and October.


Once the grouper is hooked it typically seeks refuge in the caves and crevices of the rocky ocean bottom, where it hides. Once it has entered into a safe area it is practically impossible to get it out. Therefore it is essential to remain alert while fishing in Murcia for grouper. An oversight could mean a lot of frustration for the fisherman. Deep sea fishing with natural or artificial bait is the most effective technique for fishing grouper. This species can be fished all year.

Top sport fishing species in Murcia



When dishing in Murcia from April to May, you can enjoy trolling and high jigging, whilst trying to catch fast and strong fish, such as red tuna, albacore and little tunny. It is also a good time to fish with garfishes or small barracudas to catch pomfret or bluefish between the depths of 7m - 15m. 


Fishing in Murcia during summer is the perfect time to catch red tuna by chumming. This style of fishing can be done offshore and closer to the coast, in front of Cartagena for example. There you can troll with natural bait (squid, mackerel or jack) and catch multiple fish species, including dentex or amberjack.


Fishing in Murcia in autumn is an excellent time for coastal trolling with small lures and feathers to catch bonito, mackerel and little tunny. It is also a good period for fishing with garfishes or small barracudas, as well as pomfret fish or bluefish between 7 and 15 meters deep. Furthermore, it’s quite easy to find dolphin fish (or dorado as it is often called) in the local waters.


Fishing in Murcia at around 100 meters deep is perfect for big game fishing. The famous “Piedras Malas” conceal large specimens of forkbeards, conger eels, snappers, black spot seabream, as well as the beautiful Atlantic wreckfish. The best bait for fishing here is live hermit crab.

For big game fishing, local fishermen use electric reels on a platform. The weather can stop fishing quite often, but when it’s good, great fishing is assured. You can find a great variety of species such as black spot seabream, forkbeard, conger eel, Atlantic wreckfish and grouper, among others.

All year round

Fishing in Murcia can be enjoyed successfully at any time of year, although the winter months are widely considered to be the region’s best.


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

Enjoy the local food in the hundreds of bars & restaurants from La Manga del Mar Menor, Murcia, Lorca, Cartagena and Aguilas. Visit Aguilas and its beautiful castle of San Juan de las Águilas. Many cultures, including the Argaric, Phoenician, Roman and Moslem people, have left their traces here. Don't miss the cape of Cabo de Palos and its famous light house.

Founded around 227 BC, Cartagana is a must see city in the region with it's fantastic Roman theatre, Palacio Consistoria, etc.


You need a fishing license to fish in fresh water and salt water. 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: 8 people
Popular fishing techniques: Bottom Fishing, Tuna fishing, Trolling
Average price: $0 per day
Low season price: $597 per day
High season price: $1279 per day
Included: Fishing tackle, Fishing License, Bait & lures

Frequently asked questions about fishing in Murcia

According to our customers, some of the most popular fishing charters in Murcia are:
Blue Beach
Aris Profishing Alicante

Depending on the boat, a fishing charter in Murcia can accommodate up to 11 passangers, although most charters are for 8 people.

Typically in a charter in Murcia, 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.

Renting a fishingboat in Murcia costs on average $123 per hour. Many factors influence the price of a boat charter, such as the duration of the trip (and distance to the fishing grounds), the size of the boat or the fishing technique. Prices can range from $597 for 5 hours and 8 people to $1279 for 10 hours and 11 people.

The types of fish you can catch on a fishing charter in Murcia will depend on the time of year. Some common fish species that can be caught in Murcia include: Bluefin Tuna, Dentex, Little tunny, Dorado, Bluefish, Gilt-head Bream.

In Murcia you can do a variety of fishing methods including Bottom Fishing, Tuna fishing, Trolling, Squid Fishing, Deep sea fishing, Live bait fishing. Regulations and restrictions vary depending on the species.



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