Pollença, Mallorca (ES)
Located in the north east of Mallorca, Pollença is known for its breathtaking landscapes, its off-the-beaten-track coves and for having the purest waters of the Mediterranean Sea.
Its mild climate makes Pollença fishing feasible throughout virtually the whole year. Depending on the fishing technique you can fish in Pollença for dentex, amberjack, scorpion fish, grouper, tuna, albacore or swordfish.
The port of Pollença lies in the Pollença bay that stands out for its beauty and its crystal-clear waters. With depths up to 40 meters, the bay is great for bottom fishing and inshore trolling. The cape at the north side of the bay is the famous Cap Formentor. Around the cape, the seafloor drops quickly to 50 - 60 meters deep. The whole area of Cap formentor is super interesting for jigging for dentex, amberjack and scorpion fish.
Trolling fish species like dentex, atlantic bonito, european barracuda, frigate tuna and mahi-mahi can be caught. Bottom fishing will produce red scorpion fish, sea bream, jack, snapper and other reef fish.
The drop off is really close to shore. From the port of Pollença you can reach the first tuna fishing areas after a short 30 min boat ride. Of course, some captains prefer to go an extra mile to ensure to find the fish if they are a litte further off shore. But still, the offshore fishing in Pollença isn't far from the port at all.
Pollença has a mild climate. Throughout virtually the whole year you can go bottom fishing, inshore trolling and jigging. Amberjack, dentex, grouper, horse mackerel, scorpion fish and sea bream are around all year round.
Towards the end of August mahi-mahi, frigate tuna, little tunny and also juvenil bluefin tuna visit the coastal waters of Pollença. They use to stay around until early november. These months are great for light tackle inshore trolling.
Tuna fishing in Pollença can also be done throughout the whole year, but the best months are from April to October. Avoid tuna fishing late june when the tuna are spawning and catching one then is pretty hard in this area.
Apart from sea fishing in Pollença you can also go cycling, kite surfing and mountain biking.
Don't miss the wine trade fair usually celebrated in April in Saint Domingo’s Cloister.
Go snorkeling & diving in Cala Figuera, Cala Murta or Cala Formentor. The surroundings of Pollença offer many options for lovers of nature and the outdoors. Enjoy the gorgeous scenery along our hiking trails.
Enjoy the local food in the hundreds of bars & restaurants from the island. Try ensaimada, sandwich with sobrasada, a Caproig a la brasa, bullit de peix...
Visit the 13th-century church Esglèsia de Nostra Senyora dels Àngels which was built by the Knights Templar.
All anglers over 14 years need a fishing license to go fishing in Pollença which can be obtained on the website from the Gobern de les Illes Balears:
Remember that the fishing charters in Pollença normally have the fishing license included in the price, so you don't need to buy one if you're chartering a boat.