BARCELONA FISHING CHARTERS AND OTHER ACTIVITIES FOR FISHING LOVERS
Most people won’t think of Barcelona as a fishing area. But the thing is that being located by the Mediterranean sea, there are many fishing related activities that will allow you to enjoy your favorite hobby and do something away from the tourist crowds.
From fishing trips, to shops or just joining the local line fishermen, in today’s post you’ll discover where to fish in Barcelona. We’ve collected for you the best ideas for the vacations of a fishing aficionado in town.
These are our favorite activities for fishing in Barcelona:
See the fishermen at the Barcelona harbor
Barcelona features 3 marinas (Port Vell, Olímpic Village and Port Forum), plus the industrial harbor and the cruise piers. While it is not allowed to fish in these port areas, line fishermen hang out in the rompeolas or escullera, the jetty that protects the Moll Adossat cruise pier. Get there by crossing over the Porta d’Europa bridge (we recommend to take a taxi, as the walk there from the Columbus Statue to the breakwater takes about 30 minutes under the sun – there is no shade at all). There you’ll see the local pensioners that line fish mostly gilt-head breams, younger kids that go underwater spearfish, as well as some families – many of them latino immigrants with also an interest in shore fishing. Remember that you won’t be allowed to fish there unless you possess a valid local fishing permit and belong to a local fishing society.
Visit the Barcelona Fishermen Association
Be a deep sea fisherman for a day
Go sport fishing
Fish and eat your catch
This other company organizes private fishing outings on motorboat with an experienced skipper and fishermen that will take you to the best fishing spots near Barcelona and teach you the techniques so you can go back to port with your catches, that then will be cooked for you and served for lunch at an authentic tapas bar from La Barceloneta district.
AND BONUS! If you are interested in bigger stuff than just mackerels and breams… what about huge bluefin tuna?
A really unique experience is well worth a car drive. Rent a car and head South to L’Ametlla de Mar and sail into the Mediterranean sea on a two-deck catamaran, while enjoying gorgeous views over the gulf and learning about bluefin tuna and how it arrived to this area. After a less than 30 minute sail you’ll arrive to one of the 4 aquaculture pools owned by this fishing company, where they keep and feed around 400 bluefin tuna fish, weighing some 250kg (551 pounds) each. The pool is equipped with an access platform and 2 lines of floats that will allow you to get into the pool and swim with the tuna fish for a whole hour, feed them and watch them in their natural habitat. They also organize bluefin tuna diving charters and private tours, and the activity can be combined with a tuna fish tasting.
Do you love fishing? Are you planning to go fishing in Barcelona during your vacation?
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