SARDINIA FISHING

Geographically, Sardinia is the other bigger island of Italy, together with Sicily. Sardina stands alone, 140miles, west off the coast of Rome. It is separated from Corsica island (France) at north by the "Bocche di Bonifacio", an 11km stretch; is washed by the Thyrrenyan sea on the east side, the sea of Sardinia to the west (In common with the balearica islands), and the "Sardinia channel" separates Sardinia and Tunisia.

Sardinia Shore Fishing and Coastal Environments Package

Departure times: 6AM or 7AM
Duration: 8 hours
Capacity: 6 people
Price: on request


Package Includes:
Certified guide
Marine reserve fishing licenses
Shimano fishing equipment
Food and drinks
High-quality photos and video
Combination possibility with many other Sicilian trips


Optional:
Lodging
Transportation

Sardinia Shore Fishing and Coastal Environments

Sardinia's coast has a system of small and big coves, rocky shores and relatively short beaches all around the island. The majority of the coastline has shallow waters from 1 to 5m depth and rarely deeper than 15m within 50m from shore. There are a few potential fishing places with more depth right off the rocks but some are located into Marine reserves. More details about the Marine reserves of Sardinia are located at the end of the page.


In detail, some interesting pieces of the coast for fishing in Sardinia can be found in southern Sardinia, especially on the two corners of the island. Most of the west coast, presents coves, beaches, and shallow rocky shore;  a regular environment to explore meter by meter, to find the best fishing spots in Sardinia. Gamefish which is possible to find in this part of Sardinia are Seabass, Bluefish primarily, but also Barracuda, Amberjack and other species are anyway occasionally possible.



The north-west side is influenced by some of the Marine reserves of Sardinia where fishing is not allowed or regulated. Anyhow, there is an interesting piece of the northwestern coast, right before the Asinara island and the homonym gulf, with some of the deeper waters on this side of the island. This is a good environment if looking for pelagic and bottom predators. Fish like Dentex and Gropers, are possible in the last-mentioned environment, when Shore fishing in Sardinia, in addition to the other species, more common on the shallower fishing spots. The Northern Sardinia, the north-east corner and the whole Eastern side of the island, are to explore step by step, taking into consideration all the marine reserves and their rules, better if with a guide, able to put you on the fish.


Boat Fishing Sardinia and Fishing Areas Package

Departure times: 6AM or 7AM suration: 8 hours
Capacity: 6 people
Price: on request


Package Includes:
Certified guide
Marine reserve fishing licenses
Shimano fishing equipment
Food and drinks
High-quality photos and video
Combination possibility with many other Sicilian trips


Optional:
Lodging
Transportation

Boat Fishing Sardinia and Fishing Areas

The coastal diversity of the region, reflect the bottom of inshore and off-shore waters. Sardinia Fishing from a boat, gives the chance to fish for almost every predator of the Mediterranean Sea. The whole island if approached with the right Captain can be productive. However, depending on the part of Sardinia you are based there could some spots to prefer to go deep-sea fishing


The Northern part of the island, specifically The "Bocche di Bonifacio" zone, is to consider a hotspot for some techniques. The presence of a large number of archipelagos, islands islets, and rocks, makes this area very interesting. Fishing Maddalena Archipelago, is a good opportunity in northern Sardinia.
Fishing Santa Teresa di Gallura is another good option, possible taking into consideration the rules of the Marine reserve. Fishing Captains and guides, in this area, are allowed to fish only off specific perimeters. Closeby is possible to go fishing in Porto Cervo, another well-known fishing port, that opens to various fishing possibilities of the North and off the East coast, as well as Fishing Porto Rotondo. The last one, a charming location, called Porto Rotondo, literally translated "round port" because of the natural round bay it is located in, is another fishing departure place. This area gives easy access to the Northeastern side of the Island, including the Marine protected area of "Tavolara island and Punta Coda Cavallo" with its restrictions.

 

DEEP SEA FISHING PACKAGES

Departure times: 6AM or 7AM
Duration: 8 hours
Capacity: 6 people
Price: on request


Package Includes:
Certified guide
Marine reserve fishing licenses
Shimano fishing equipment
Food and drinks
High-quality photos and video
Combination possibility with many other Sicilian trips


Optional:
Lodging
Transportation

Deep-Sea Fishing Sardinia

Live bait trolling in Sardinia, called also bottom trolling, consists of slowly trolling alive baits, or in very particular cases dead baits, suspended or on the bottom, employing a system of weights leaders and hooks to avoid getting stuck on the Bottom. Between the main target in Sardinia, there are Amberjack fishing and Dentex fishing, apart from the other classic Mediterranean species. Fishing for Amberjack specifically, requires a dedicated method, that opens the target to other big pelagic fish. This is an itinerant technique, which needs the knowledge and skills of the captain, from the very beginning. Finding the right live baits, for example, is a key moment for a successful fishing session, as not every bait is productive in the same way; guests can take part in this operation, most of the times.


The fishing action then consists of a slow research trolling, jumping from a selected spot to another, until active predators are found. Guests can take part in all the process of this typical Mediterranean fishing technique. In the most important part, during the trolling action, every little sign on the rod tip is very important to identify and strike the fish on the other side of the line, before they take the bait away from the hooks.


Bluefin Tuna fishing in Sardinia, as well as the fishing in Sicily, is possible all around the island, taking into consideration the specific seasonal advice. The Bluefin Tuna fishing in Sardina may slightly change their routes from a year to another. The Bluefin Tuna fishing seasonality follows the rules for the Mediterranean channel and the Tyrrhenian Sea, going from May to October.
This fishing technique is suggested for guests who are looking for a big fish who really want a limit-experience! I minimum physical preparation is suggested to fight correctly a Bluefin Tuna. This fishing in fact involves legs, biceps and back muscles, more than any other fishing practice.


Off Shore surface trolling (Big Game fishing)

This is one of the most famous fishing techniques in the world. It consists of trolling at a certain speed, artificial and natural baits sometimes, using multiple fishing rods. Sometimes, outriggers are necessary to place the fishing lines further from the side of the boat and employ more rods.
Target species are Albacore Tuna, Mediterranean spearfish, and less frequently Mahi Mahi and Bluefin Tuna.
Guests will take part in the setting of the fishing rods and lines, and once the baits are swimming, waiting until the fish strike. With this technique, the boat never stops navigating and this may help guests suffering seasickness. When the strike arrives, hooked fish are usually good fighters, and an adrenaline fight is guaranteed.

Other techniques possible when fishing in Sardina are inshore surface trolling, bottom fishing, and squid fishing. Octopus barehanded fishing can be also an option in Sardinia. Those techniques can be a good option for anglers who wants to target smaller fish, but keeping an intensive level of activity aboard!


Sardina Marine reserves

The main marine protected areas (Amp) and reserves of the Sardinia region are:
- Amp "Capo Caccia e Isola Piana" is located in the North-east part of Sardinia, close to the gulf of Alghero; Sportfishing is not allowed in the "A zone", while is permitted under authorization in the "B zone" and in the "C Zone" as stated in the "Disciplinare Attuativo" (Implementing disciplinary) of the Marine reserve. Here is the zoning map on the institutional website. You would need the Amp authorization and the Italian "Politiche Agricole" identification linked here.

- Amp "Penisola del Sinis - Isola di Mal di Ventre" is located on western Sardina, right off the Gulf of Oristano. Sport fishing o recreational fishing is only allowed in the "C zone" of the reserve for non-residents as stated on the official website https://www.areamarinasinis.it/, where is possible to find the link to the authorization form.

- Amp "Capo Carbonara" is located in the south-east corner of Sardinia, close to Villasimius. Sportfishing is allowed only in the "C zone" and in the "D zone" of the reserve, with authorization to agree with the reserve authority, for non-residents, under request. Here is the link to the website https://www.ampcapocarbonara.it/ with the zoning map (please flag the multicolor icon "ABCD" to see it correctly).

- Amp "Isola dell'Asinara" is located in the northwesternmost point of Sardinia. including the homonym Asinara island. Here is the official website and the zoning map https://www.parcoasinara.org/it/contenuti/articoli/dettagli/525/.

- Amp "Tavolara - Punta Coda Cavallo" is located on northeastern Sardinia, closeby Olbia. Here is the official website https://www.amptavolara.com/, where it is possible to find info and authorization fees.

- Amp "Capo Testa - Punta Falcone"  is located in the North of Sardinia, close to Santa Teresa di Gallura. Sportfishing for non-residents is allowed only in the "C zone" of the reserve, with authorization to agree with the reserve authority. Here is link to some useful info.

To get the right permission, may result complicated because all the forms are in Italian, and the process is not always clear. If you need help with obtaining the license, contact us and we will try to help.

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