Fishing in Azores

Boasting numerous records for Blue Marlin, Bluefish, Hammerhead shark and many other big game pelagics is no small feat, but this tiny archipelago seems committed to providing sport anglers worldwide with the fishing experience of their life. The string of nine islands that make up the Azores are a crucial pit-stop for many of the deep sea giants, and one would have to be crazy to go fishing 'round here without getting real personal with the IGFA record rules first.

Known For

Premier whale-watching destination, Record-setting Blue Marlin hotspot, Mount Pico, Flores Island, Superb Tuna fishing, Caldeirada de Peixe fish stew, Lagoa das Sete Cidades lagoon, Handsome Dorado specimen, Scrimshaw - Whale handy-work Museum, Pico Island Vineyard Culture, Furnas hot springs, Old town of Angra do Heroismo, Igreja do Colégio

Rules & Regulations

A licence (licença) is needed to fish in Portugal. Children under the age of 14 are exempt if accompanied by a parent who holds a valid licence. A Sports Fishing Licence (Licença de Pesca Desportiva) is needed for sea fishing, and a Licence for Fishing in Inland Waters (Licença de Pesca Desportiva em Águas Interiores) is required for fishing in rivers and lakes.

Types of Fishing

Record-breaking Blue Marlin, Impressive White Marlin fishing on the Fly, Big Tuna Frenzy, Giving Dorado and Wahoo seasons, Ample Spearfish and Swordifsh prospects, Various Tuna species, Bottom fishing for Grouper, Scorpionfish and Mackerel, Jigging for Bluefish, Barracuda and Atlantic Bonito, Beach fishing for Stingrays, Bontio, Small Sharks

Azores Fishing Calendar