Blanes, Costa Brava (ES)
Tossa de Mar is an idyllic village on the Mediterranean Sea in Northeast Spain. It is a former fishing village with a great historical background. Today it is a well-known tourist destination on the Costa Brava.
Besides good food, going to the beach or going shopping, you can also go fishing in Tossa de Mar. Inshore trolling and spinfishing produces bluefish, bonito, bream or sea bass. Off-shore, big game fishing for bluefin tuna, albacore and spearfish is great great from April to September. A day of fishing in Tossa de Mar is definitely worth it!
The sea floor off Tossa de Mar is fairly irregular with rocks, stones and some sandy areas. Its cristal clear waters are home to red scorpion fish, grouper, dentex, black spot sea bream and snapper for example.
A couple of miles off shore is the canyon of Blanes, an under water valley with vertical ridges, descends to 2300 meters deep. The canyon of Blanes has a tremendous amount of wildlife: dolfins, whales, sea turtles and large pelagic fish.
Tuna fishing is best from March to October, being July and August the peak months.
Jigging and reef fishing can be done all year round.
You need a fishing license if you want to go fishing in Tossa de Mar. You can be by the fishing license on the website from the Generalitat de Catalunya:
Remember that the fishing charters in Tossa de Mar normally have the fishing license included in the price, so you don't need to buy one if you're chartering a boat.