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Sea Fishing in Cambrils

In addition to being a town that is loved by its people and is nice and quiet, Cambrils is a harbor ideally located for fishing. Located in the heart of the Gulf of Sant Jordi, is ideal for all kinds of fishing including: coastal trolling, deep sea fishing, jigging, spinning and chumming. The fishing trips are organized with an 8.5 meter long Altair and a crew of highly skilled fishermen. Indulge yourself and enjoy a fishing trip in the waters of Tarragona!

Garrote, L'Hospitalet, Tarragona

Pesca Cambrils
 
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Fishing Area



If we take a look at the sea charts of the province of Tarragona - with a fisherman’s eye - there are two geographical spots that jump out at us immediately: The Cape of Salou and the Ebro Delta.

Without any doubt, the gulf named Golfo de Sant Jordi is one of the best fishing areas in the Spanish Mediterranean. The Ebro River brings a constant supply of nutrients which feeds plankton and all types of small fish, which at the same time feeds the larger predators.

The waters close to the Ebro Delta are shallow and the sea bottom is sandy and muddy which come from the river. It is necessary to sail various miles in order to reach depths greater than 100 meters. North of Cabo de Salou, however, the sea bottom drops off much faster. The ports of Torredembarra and Vilanova i la Geltru are very well located for big game fishing.

The mouth of the Ebro River is very well known for its rich waters, moderately shallow and a preferred territory for bluefish or ‘Tallahams’ and for leerfish. Traditionally, these predators are fished by trolling, but in the last few years spinning and popping have gained acceptance in the Delta. Also we have bites from horse-mackerel, sand mackerel, and sea bass and if we are sufficiently far enough up the river, we have been surprised by a 2 meter long catfish.

The rocks and the wrecks found throughout the Golfo de Sant Jordi are hot spots for jigging and deep sea fishing. Depending on the sea depths it is possible to catch dentex, amberjack, Atlantic bonito, mackerel, and little tunny among others. The winter is when we mostly do deep sea fishing, because when we are troll fishing is very difficult to catch a decent specimen. Bottom sea fishing, here we catch green wrasse, forkbeard, red bream, white sea bream, black spot sea bream, meagre, etc.

Big game fishing takes place from April until October. We start fishing more than 20 miles out from the coast, where the sea bottom drops rapidly off to 1000 meters in depth. There are some spectacular fishing areas such as ‘Les Mamelles’ and ‘El Rinyo’, where the sea bed rises from 1200 meters to only 200 meters. Around these mountains there is an abundance of sardines, anchovies and mackerel, which at the same time are magnets for bluefin tuna and swordfish.

It is interesting to know that this area, understood as the area between Tarragona and the Balearic Islands, is where the bluefin tuna spawn. This is not just a crossing point, these fish are here from the end of March to the end of October.

Since the fattening fish farms introduced bluefin tuna near the coast of l’Ametlla de Mar, there are giant bluefin tuna only 2-3 miles out from the coast. During the summer months huge catches of bluefin tuna (up to 400 kg) are frequently fished while chumming.

For those that don’t want to spend an entire day at sea, or those that don’t want to be quite so far from the coastline, we propose trolling along the coast. In general we do an easy going in-shore trolling with small lures used to catch mackerel, horse mackerel, Atlantic bonitos, and sea pike, among others. But we are also able to set up much larger lures or fresh bate such as cuttlefish, octopus, or sea pike in order to attract leerfish and bluefish during the months of July, August, and September.

There is also the option of deep sea trolling, exploring the rocky areas and those of the ‘Poseidonia’ where the giant dentexes, amberjacks, and other fish hide...
 

Access to the Fishing Area



By Rail: The AVE (high speed train) goes directly to Tarragona. From Madrid it takes about 2 hours.

By Air: The nearest airports are Reus and Barcelona. The Reus airport is 20 minutes from the port, while Barcelona is just over an hour from Cambrils and Hospitalet de l'Infant.

By Car: For those want to drive, take the A2, use exit 37 for Cambrils and exit 38 for Hospitalet de l'Infant.
 

Boat and Captain



Miguel Sanchez, aka "Garrote" is the captain of the vessel that bears the same name and is a professional fishing guide. He was the Catalan champion of coastal trolling, twice won the contest 'Guasch de L'Hospitalet de l'Infant' and won the Catalan Championship in the Cambrils competition.

Miguel is also a fishing guide for the fishing charter the “Il·lusió”, the 11 meter Tiara in Cambrils.

Both he and David Bond, the captain of the boat “Il·lusió," participated together in the world championship ‘Mundo de Patrones' 2008 Deep Sea Fishing Competition in Javea, winning against two French teams and an Italian team.

It is impossible to guarantee how many fish we’ll catch, but this team is the best guarantee that you can get to enjoy a great day of fishing and return to port with a great catch ...
 

Equipment



The Garrote has Shimano rods and reels (or similar). It also has a variety of lures (Halco, Rapala, Yo-zuri, etc), feathers and live bait mounts.
 

Services



Grupos máximo de 4 personas + Patrón
Se incluye gasoil, equipos de pesca y cebos.
 

Port



 
 
Species
Short Bill Speerfish

Short Bill Speerfish

Albacore

Albacore

Bluefish

Bluefish

Bluefin tuna

Bluefin tuna

Little Tunny

Little Tunny

Black Spot Sea Bream

Black Spot Sea Bream

Atlantic Bonito

Atlantic Bonito

Forkbeard

Forkbeard

Mackerel

Mackerel

Dentex

Dentex

Gilthead Seabream

Gilthead Seabream

sea-pike

sea-pike

Jack

Jack

Dolphinfish

Dolphinfish

Sea bass

Sea bass

Grouper

Grouper

Saddled sea bream

Saddled sea bream

Leerfish

Leerfish

Amberjack

Amberjack

White sea bream

White sea bream

 

Reviews



Vissen in Cambrils, Tarragona
We hebben een geweldige dag gehad en leuk gevangen !
Dank je !! - Jeffrey, Muiderberg (Nederland)
 
Todo bien
Gracias por todo. Nos lo pasamos muy bien. - Carmen, Teruel
 
10lb Dentex caught on a sardine
It was fantastic and would have been even without the dentex. Miguel was a really great guide. Thanks again! - Chad, Ontario (Canada)
 
Miguel es un crack!
Nos lo pasamos muy bien y Miguel es un fenómeno. Nos enseñó unos buenos trucos! Hasta pronto - David, Zaragoza
 
Fishing in Cambrils
Fishing was great. Thanks to our hard working and patient captain.
Alan - Ottawa, Canada
 
Una Gozada!
Pescando en Cambrils, Tarragona
Lo pasamos estupendamente, el tiempo muy bueno, el mar perfecto, el barco UNA GOZADA, y lo mejor lo mejor: EL PATRÓN, la verdad es que Miguel nos hizo pasar una jornada perfecta, explicándonos todo lo relativo a la ruta, la forma de navegar, las características de la zona marítima a la que íbamos y detalles muy interesantes tanto de pesca, como de navegación. Para nosotros ha sido muy divertido y muy fácil de llevar a cabo, gracias a vuestra buena organización.
Un abrazo para Miguel y Albert.

Enhorabuena, VOLVEREMOS.

Marco y Miguel Rando
PANTICOSA (Huesca)
 
Salida con Garrote
Pues si, nos lo pasamos muy bien con Miguel. En solo 4 horas cogimos 2 palometones. Uno pesaba 18kg! Nunca había cogido un pez tan grande!!! Hasta pronto! Dani
 
 

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Booking Process
How does it work?
1. Choose when you'd like to go fishing
2. Fill out your personal data
3. Pay in the secure page of REDSYS.
4. In less than 24h we'll send you a booking confirmation with the departure time, meeting point and the captain's phone.

What is included?
Captain, fuel, all the fishing tackle, bait, insurance, licenses & tax.

What happens in case of bad weather?
In case of bad weather the captain will try to find an alternative day or you get a full refund. See the general conditions that apply to all trips.

The Boat
Engine:
205 cv
 
Built in:
2003
 
LOA:
8.50 meters
 
Beam:
11 meters
 
Capacity:
4
 
Location:
150 Km from Barcelona
570 Km from Madrid
225 Km from Valencia
230 Km from Zaragoza
 
 
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