The impressive coastline of Portugal offers the fisherman
a variety of good fish to catch out of the waters of the
immense Atlantic Ocean.
South of Lisbon there still is regular deep-sea Tuna
fishing from the village of Sesimbra. This location
was once famous for its offshore Swordfish but due
to various influencing factors a good catch is now
rare. The main deep-sea fishing excursions are run
from various locations along the Algarve coast.
Depending on the currents and times of the year
fishermen can catch Swordfish, Tuna and smaller Shark.
Off the coast near Faro, a blue marlin of more than
700 kilos was caught in 1983 and is still believed
to be the Atlantic Ocean record.
Inland there is the choice between many small and
large constructed Dams or the various rivers. The
latter are often subjected to pollution to a great
It is important to note that fresh-water fishermen
officially require a license for their sport. This
can be obtained from the National Institute of Forestry
and its many local offices scattered through the country.