Fishing in Valencia


Fishing in Valencia is incredibly diverse and sought-after by ardent anglers of the world. While many anglers prefer the thrill of catching trophy fish, there are equa...

Fishing in Valencia is incredibly diverse and sought-after by ardent anglers of the world. While many anglers prefer the thrill of catching trophy fish, there are equally as many that enjoy a relaxing, quiet fishing adventure. The Valencia atmosphere is just that, the perfect fishing environment. Valencia is a port city in Spain surrounded by saltwater, where the big fish swim, and freshwater lakes and rivers for a more relaxing fishing experience.

Nearby islands surrounded by reefs like the Balearic and Canary Islands are big fishes favorite destinations. From deep sea fishing to shorecasting, this area of Spain is also a popular fly fishing destination. The best of both fishing worlds for salt and freshwater anglers exists in Valencia, Spain. Not to mention, Spain has some of the most beautiful landscapes with beaches like Playa de la Malvarrosa and Platja del Saler to enjoy. Additionally, the close proximity to the Balearic Islands, which include Mallorca and Ibiza, is just another reason to visit Valencia, Spain.

The species that can be targeted in Valencia range from sea bream, dentex, bluefish and leerfish near the coast, to bluefin tuna and swordfish offshore. Depending on the season, Valencian fishermen and their visitors adapt their fishing techniques. You could spend a lifetime fishing in Valencia and never get bored.

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Most popular fishing boats charters in Valencia

Mala Espina

5 30,00 ft

Gandia, Valencia (ES)

From $532
Deposit non-refundable


6 32,00 ft

Gandia, Valencia (ES)

From $842
Deposit non-refundable

Mala Espina

5 30,00 ft

Gandia, Valencia (ES)

From $532
FREE Cancellation 7 days notice


8 42,65 ft

Valencia, Spain (ES)

From $959
Deposit non-refundable


7 29,53 ft

Burriana Nova, Spain (ES)

From $533
Deposit non-refundable

Casamar Dos

12 45,93 ft

Castellon, Spain (ES)

From $1386
FREE Cancellation 14 days notice


6 26,25 ft

Denia, Alicante (ES)

From $842
Deposit non-refundable


5 38,71 ft

Denia, Alicante (ES)

From $1545
Deposit non-refundable


3 22,15 ft

Denia, Alicante (ES)

From $639
Deposit non-refundable

Reviews from the users

Het was een hele leuke vis trip. Uiteindelijk niks gevangen maar wel vissen aan de haak gehad en daar kregen we veel adrenaline van. Bij het boeken stond dat drinken en eten inbegrepen zat. Er was helemaal niks aan boord. Gelukkig hadden we zelf wat water bij. De kapitein was heel vriendelijk, helaas sprak hij heel gebrekkig Engels. Dus we hebben weinig tot geen uitleg gekregen wat te doen.
Lennert Rosbak

Nicolas Bruegger

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Our nearest destinations in Valencia

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Deep sea fishing and reef fishing: Conger eel, snapper, red porgy, jack, scorpion fish, grouper, blackspot sea bream, gilt-head bream.

Jigging: Amberjack, dentex, red scorpion fish, grouper, large snapper

Big game fishing (chumming or trolling): bluefin tuna, albacore, little tunny, swordfish, speerfish

Popping and spinfishing for bluefin tuna and little tunny.

Inshore trolling and spinfishing: bonito, jack, mackerel, frigate tuna, small bluefin tuna, barracuda, dorado (mahi mahi), seabass, bluefish, leerfish.

Favorite Fishing Spots for Anglers in Valencia

Besides the encompassing Balearic Islands, and deep sea fishing scene, the inland fishing spots are equally as popular as those saltwater fishing spots. With 14 man-made lakes to chose from and the countless rivers that flow through the area, the possibilities for both fresh and saltwater fish species are exceptional. Rock fishing, deep sea fishing, pier fishing, deep sea fishing, kayak fishing, and fly fishing are just a cast away in Valencia, Spain.

Fishing in Gandia

Located less than an hour drive south of Valencia, Gandia is the perfect port to start your fishing trip. The port is home to one of the best fishing guides in the Valencia Province: Paco from Mala Espina Fishing Charters. He's they guide who you'd have to book if you want to maximise your chances. He's great at dentex fishing and also a very very skilled tuna fisherman.

Puerto de Valencia

The port city of Valencia lies along the southeastern coast of Spain. From the freshwater rivers and lakes to the salty Mediterranean Sea, Valencia offers some of the best fishing available to anglers.

Ebro River

The Ebro is the second largest river found in the Iberian Peninsula. Flowing for 578 miles through Spain, the Ebro River finally unites with a large delta between Valencia and Barcelona before meeting the Mediterranean Sea. The Ebro River is the Mecca for carp fishing and catfish fishing.

Matarranya River

Freshwater fish are abundant in this river of Spain that flows from south to north ending with the Ebro River.


This town within the province of Zaragoza in Aragon, Spain is located near the Segre River and Ebro River between the Mequinenza Dam and Riba-Roja Reservoir. Mequinenza is a great destination for sander fishing, catfish fishing, black bass fishing and carp fishing.


A desired freshwater fishing destination, man-made lakes like the Confrentes Reservoir and rivers running through canyons like the Jucar River make this Valencia location an in-demand fishing destination for anglers.

Top sport fishing species in Valencia


January & February: reef fishing and bottom fishing for conger eel, snapper, red porgy, jack, scorpion fish, grouper, blackspot sea bream, gilt-head bream. Dentex fishing is also great these months, using live squid or cuttle fish for example. Sea bass fishing close to shore, beaches and ports.

March & April: reef fishing and bottom fishing. Start of tuna fishing wth first bluefin tuna showing up at the surface. Great to fish for tuna popping and spinning.

May & June: waters are warming up fast and the fish are getting more and more active. There's dentex & amberjack with live bait fishing. Inshore trolling produces barracuda, bonito, melva. Spinfishing (casting) for tuna. Off shore trolling for albacore and bluefin tuna. reef fishing and bottom fishing.

July & August: Off shore trolling for tuna, albacore until end of July. Chumming for bluefin tuna. Inshore trolling for mackerel, horse mackerel, barracuda, bonito, frigate tuna and towards the end of August the first mahi-mahi start to show up. reef fishing and bottom fishing.

September & October: Inshore trolling for mackerel, horse mackerel, barracuda, bonito, frigate tuna, mahi-mahi. reef fishing and bottom fishing.

November & December: reef fishing and bottom fishing. Squid fishing. Dentex & amberjack fishing with live bait.

Freshwater Fish Species

With 14 massive man-made lakes in the area, Valencia creates the perfect setting for a variety of fish species to thrive. Freshwater fish species include Carp, Catfish, Trout, Salmon, Black Bass, Eels, Barbel, Pike, Pumpkinseed Fish, Madrilla, Bleak, Zander, and Tench. An abundance of rivers and government restrictions on power boats makes fishing in Valencia a beautiful, natural environment for anglers to enjoy.

Saltwater Fish Species

Big Fish of the Mediterranean includes Mahi Mahi, Bluefin Tuna, Grouper, Swordfish, and Dentex to name a few. In fact, Valencia is more and more known for being one of the best places for tuna fishing in the Mediterranean Sea. If you are looking for action, charter a boat to fulfil your deep sea fishing dreams with one the fishing charters. The waters off the coast of Valencia will not disappoint!


Visit the Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències, with its famous futuristic structures, the planetarium, the oceanarium (the largest marine complex in Europe) and an interactive museum.

Dive into the old town of Valencia and visit the cathedral, discover the Barrio del Carmen that grew between the Muslim and Christian walls. Here there are all kinds of medieval buildings, palaces, shops and restaurants you won't be able to resist.

Valencia has miles and miles of beaches. Enjoy an authentic paella in one of the restaurants on the seafront or in the Veles e Vents in the Marina.

Take a boat trip in the Albufera Natural Park and enjoy its unforgettable sunsets. By the way, La Albufera is the place where paella was invented.


You need a fishing license to go fishing in Valencia. This is the same license for fresh water fishing and sea fishing from the shore, boat fishing, spearfishing. The authorities of the Generalitat Valenciana insist that fishing must be a hobby or an outdoor activity without being a commercial activity: selling the fish is forbidden.

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

You can buy a fishing license on the website of the Generalitat Valenciana.

Key takeaways

Avg Capacity: 6 people
Popular fishing techniques: Jigging, Bottom Fishing, Tuna fishing
Average price: $0 per day
Low season price: $692 per day
High season price: $1653 per day
Included: Fishing tackle, Fishing License, Bait & lures

Frequently asked questions about fishing in Valencia

According to our customers, some of the most popular fishing charters in Valencia are:
Mala Espina
Mala Espina

Depending on the boat, a fishing charter in Valencia can accommodate up to 8 passangers, although most charters are for 6 people.

Typically in a charter in Valencia, 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 Valencia are around $159 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 $532 for 4 hours and 5 people. During the high season, prices can increase up to $1653 for a 10-hour-trip with 6 people.

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

In Valencia, the most popular fishing techniques include Jigging, Bottom Fishing, Tuna fishing, Trolling, Popping, Deep sea fishing.



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