New to here ! Thinking of booking a hoiliday to Alcudia for the first week in June . Can anyone tell me if fishing is popular or where i would get information about Fishing im bringing my partner for his Birthday and he realy likes his fishing so i would love to bring him .
If you could let me know
Experience has taught me that you really need to use small hooks. Size 14, 16 or sometimes even 18s.
don't watch the local kids, they appear to be after JAWS, if you are a canal and pond fisherman, just use light tackle, as you would on a canal or pond, 16s, 18s, even smaller hooks, I have only used bread, rolled tightly. Great sport, they fight like holy hell for small fish, about the size of a small bream, but fight much more. Just be careful though, there are a couple of fish with nasty stings, especially one that looks a bit dogfish like but darker, caught one once and just cut my line with my fag. You have to be really quick with the strike, they don't take second chances, good sport though.
If you get a chance try casting from the harbour/jetty back towards the soller beach end of the resort using a bubble float and floating breadcrust (inch sized lumps on a size 8 hook)..........there are some decent sized Mullet (s##t snappers) swimming around (hence the broken rod).
I must agree with the other replies as well, smaller hooks and floats will make a great days entertainment and rolled bread was our favoured bait, we learnt a few lessons from some German children fishing as well....instead of rolled bread they were using a dough like substance that they said their Mum had made that morning, they let us have some and it stayed on the hooks far better than bread.
We go back out there in October and are planning to take one of those premade packs of pastry you see in supermarkets with us to see if this works the same way as the dough.
As previously mentioned watch out for what looks a perfectlty innocent fish, a lot of the small pretty looking ones have gills and fins like our bass , plenty of cloth required.
Hope you have a great time and catch loads.
I agree I also take a 6ft telescopic, bought it there in May, about 12 euros, I take my own reel, and tackle. Usually a pack of 18s and 20s hooks to about 2lb line, the old barbed ones, and a couple of small canal floats, always take a disgorger, they can really swallow these sea fish. I generally get about 15 to 20 fish an hour, I agree you do sometimes have to watch for sharp gills, and fins, though they are generally very similar to our perch.
don't know where you've been fishing but believe me you don't need any kind of licence to fish in the sea, or harbour, just watch the locals, you will find lots of them in the afternoon trying to catch their tea! Remember, most of these holiday destinations in Mallorca were once fishing villages, they regard the sea as an open season, all year round. You may need to acquire a day ticket if you wish to fish freshwater streams rivers or lakes inland, very similar to our own fisheries, but not the sea
My husband, daughter, my parents & myself are going to the Tropico Playa for a week on 14th Oct
Can anyone give me some advice on if it is possible to get fishing trips from Palma Nova as my dad is a keen fisherman & my husband enjoys sea fishing also ?
Thanks in advance for all responces
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