Anglers in Europe
Azores,  Portugal

Top 5 Destinations for Anglers in Europe

Do you need to take a break from the hustle and bustle of city life? Maybe it is about time to go on a fishing trip.

Whether you are going out for a quiet alone time or a fun, thrilling trip with your family, it’s imperative to know the best fishing places for your next angling adventure. If you are wondering where is the best place to spend a quiet afternoon by the lake, then you’ve come to the right place. 

Cast out your line and prepare to catch the most delicious fish in Europe in the best fishing spots that provide top sea experiences on the continent. If you want to know more, make sure to read further!

Top 5 Destinations for Anglers in Europe

Ponta Delgada, Azores

São Miguel is surely one of our favorite fishing-spots

Probably the most serene and bountiful among this list, fishing in the Azores is bound to awe you in many ways. From its picturesque landscape and the wide selection of fish you can catch from its waters, there are many fish and activities to explore. Fish from the shore of Ponta Delgada to catch the following:

  • Barracuda 
  • Bluefish
  • Grouper
  • Amberjack 
  • Seabream
  • White Trevally
  • Tuna
  • Marlin

Now, go for a sailing trip and bask yourself in the wide variety of fish you will find here.

Famous for its breathtaking volcanic landscape, you can also enjoy a walk through the lava tunnels of Gruta do Carvo or ride a horse up to the crater lakes of Lagoa das Sete Cidades. This destination is perfect for families looking for multiple ways to enjoy nature other than fishing.

Galway, Ireland

It doesn’t matter where you are along the long stretch of Galway because any spot is a great fishing spot! In the north, there lies Lough Corrib, wherein you can fish for Sea Trout, Brown Trout, and Salmon. In the east and south lies the Lough Derg, a place famous for its mayfly madness during the summer season. And last but not least, the Galway Bay, wherein Haddock and Cod are abundant.

Known as “the Cultural Heart of Ireland,” this place is also a great place to visit art festivals and live music performances.

Tenerife, Canary Islands

Canary Island’s Tenerife is where you can fish for Seabream, Dentex, Amberjack, Tuna, and Marlin. One thing that makes the Tenerife stand out on the list is that you can go to the place anytime and find huge fish. Marlin is bountiful from late spring until early autumn, but best believe you can catch Tuna no matter the season!

 Gibraltar

Gibraltar is in our Top 5 Destinations for Anglers in Europe for Bluefin Tuna, Marlin, and Sharks

This water superhighway is where predatory fish lie. The perfect time to visit this destination is during summer, when Bluefin Tuna, Marlin, and Sharks flourish. And because the sea is narrow, you don’t have to travel far from the shore to find fish. 

Not only is Gibraltar a place where you can go deep-sea fishing, but it is also the perfect place to revel in delicious seafood like Snapper, John Dory, Seabream, and more.

Bled, Slovenia

In Bled, you can catch from Carp to Trout

We can’t think of a more scenic and serene place than Bled, Slovenia. It’s a place that looks straight out of a painting, best believe you will catch a lot of fish from Carp to Trout from the banks of the beautiful lake. 

Keep in mind that Bled is one of the few places on the planet where you can find Marble Trout and Huchen, a rare, giant fish that resembles a Salmon.

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