Advice by Sport
For young and old alike, fishing is a great way of discovering, or rediscovering, the fascinating underwater world. What’s more, you don’t need a great knowledge of nature to catch your first fish or collect shellfish. With simple equipment, a little healthy curiosity and armed with some good advice you are ready to go. Whether you want to fish from the shore with a rod or discover the underwater world on the beach, here are some recommendations to help you have fun by the sea.
The sea’s vastness poses a dilemma when we have to choose a good spot to fish. Luckily, when you are just starting out with family and friends, the best spots for beginners are usually near holiday-makers' favourite sites. Harbours, sea walls and rocky shorelines are perfect food sources for fish who go there to feed. Prawns, crabs and worms are just a few of the delicacies available to them. These are the areas to go and catch fish.
1- It is your responsibility to check before each fishing trip that there are no local or temporary fishing bans. You can find this information at the tourist office, town hall, harbour, etc.…
2- Find out the times of high and low tides to avoid getting trapped. These times are readily available at the nearest tourist office, at the harbour or on the internet…
3 – Each rock you turn over must be put back in the same place so that anything it shelters is not dried out in the sun… This simple action makes all the difference.
4- Protect yourself against sunburn. The cool sea breeze is deceptive and we often don’t feel too hot, but the sun is still there.
5- To avoid sprains and cuts, do not go barefoot.
6- You should not touch the equipment of professional fishermen (oyster parks, nets, etc.).
You now know all you need to enjoy fishing with the family during your summer holidays. See you soon on the shore!