Spain is one of the most famous tourist destinations in the world, especially for British tourists. What makes Spain so special is the weather, culture and amazing beaches. One other thing that makes Spain a top destination for a summer vacation is fishing. Fishing is fantastic in Spain, especially deep sea fishing from most of its top tourist cities. In this article we have made a list of the top 5 cities for deep sea fishing in Spain. Almost all big game fish are available in Spain from the Bluefin to Yellowfin tuna.
The Canary Islands are located closer to Africa than Europe, facing the Atlantic Ocean. The islands include Gran Canaria, Lanzarote and Fuerteventura. In all islands you can expect top big game fishing action throughout the year. It is especially popular with anglers looking for a break in the winter, without having to travel on long haul flights. The best fishing season is between April and November especially for Billfish. If you are after the Blue Marlin then you should target June to July to increase your chances. For tuna, the action starts from April and lasts until November. The winter time is good to target Amberjacks and amazingly you can also find swordfish!!
Sea fishing in Mallorca is another popular spot and what makes it special is that you can catch one of the most precious fish in the world, the Bluefin Tuna. Keep in mind that the Mediterranean Bluefin is considered the most endangered fish according to the WWF and all caught Bluefin have to be released back into the water. Summer is the best time to fish in Mallorca and the Bluefin starts to appear in May, however the best time to actually fish for it is in August and September. Swordfish is another species that can be found in Mallorca. Night fishing is the way to go when the swordfish start to hunt prey in the water surface
Marbella is yet another one that is famous for its beaches and yachts. Many charters can be found there close to the famous Puerto Banus and sea fishing in Marbella is so popular for yellowfin tuna. Similar to other Spanish destinations, summer is the best time to fish in general. For the yellowfin tuna, the best weather is June to August, however it is also common to catch it until the end of October depending on the weather. The warmer the weather the better.
Many people underestimate how good fishing is in Barcelona. Fishing in Barcelona is overtaken by other attractions like the absolutely stunning beaches. Fishing is actually really good from Barcelona but most of the charters are located thirty or forty minutes away from the city downtown. The Bigeye Tuna is the best fish to catch in Barcelona and if you are after the big game fish, summer is the ideal time to fish for it.read more