If you like fishing, then you already know that the fishing in Spain is very good and very varied, but many don't know about the great fishing along the beautiful coastline of the Costa Brava...
From beach fishing, to river fishing, to rock fishing in it’s numerous coves to deep sea fishing. There are a lot of different angling experiences on offer here.
Beach fishing on the Costa Brava
For some great beach fishing head to the mouth of the River Ter at the end of Platja de la Pletera at L’Estartit.
River fishing on the Costa Brava
Girona is a top fishing spot (barbel and carp) - where the River Onyar meets the River Ter in the Pedret neighbourbood.
Lake Banyols is good for carp and pike fishing.
For fly fishing head to the River Segre in the Pyrenees.
Deep sea fishing in Spain on the Costa Brava
Deep sea fishing is particular popular along the Barcelona coast at Masnou, Premia de Mar, Mataro, Arenys de Mar and Malgrat de Mar (between Barcelona and Blanes).
If you take a fishing tour the operator will have all the correct licences and you wont need to worry, but if you are planning on fishing on your own (whether inland or marine), you will need to sort out a licence either online or from any fishing tackle shop.
For surface water fishing (inland or sea fishing) you will need a surface waters recreational fishing license (Llicència de pesca recreativa de superfície)
For underwater fishing (you can only snorkel doing this, using scuba diving equipment is not allowed) you need an underwater fishing licence (Llicència de pesca subaquàtica)
For more information on fishing licences visit the Generalitat de Catalunya website.
Fishing In Spain