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Spearfishing in Portugal

Discussion in 'Europe & Mediterranean' started by MCerieiro, Sep 27, 2007.

  1. MCerieiro

    MCerieiro New Member

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    Hi guys,

    Well i've decided to post pictures of some fish that i speared this year in Portugal.

    Most of them were caught in Cascais were i live and some of them in Algarve.

    So if you are thinking in a Spearfishing trip to the Portuguese mainland or even to one of our islands (Azores or Madeira) feel free to post your questions.

    Cheers,
    Marco
     
    Last edited: Jul 28, 2009
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  2. catman

    catman New Member

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    Looks like i'm not the only portuguese guy here :friday
     
  3. Pastor

    Pastor Supporter Supporter

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    Where in Portugal are you catman? I'm hoping to be able to fit a trip in next summer to see Marco, maybe we could all meet up?
     
  4. catman

    catman New Member

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    Hi there im from the southern part Algarve, if you do come here avoid the last 15 days of july and August, try to come in the begining of july.

    If you need accomodation pls let me know, i'l see what i can arrange.
     
  5. MCerieiro

    MCerieiro New Member

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    Hi mates,
    It would be great to have you around Pastor :fridayand if you need any help just ask!

    And Catman...we Portuguese are everywere, we move like snakes in the desert ;)

    Em que parte do Algarve vives?? Abraço.

    Cheers,
    Marco
     
  6. catman

    catman New Member

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    Armação durante a semana
    Albufeira ao fim de semana.
     
  7. hyeparis

    hyeparis Well-Known Member

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    Marco! That's great stuff! What's the name of the fish in the first photo (from right0?
     
  8. MCerieiro

    MCerieiro New Member

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    Hey mate, good to see you here :)

    The red one is a Common seabream (Pagrus pagrus) the silver one is a Gilthead seabream(Sparus aurata)

    Both of them were speared in Algarve during the summer, right now the water's are too cold for them (+- 16ºC)

    Cheers mate,
    Marco
     
  9. hyeparis

    hyeparis Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, Marco!
     
  10. QUETZAL

    QUETZAL Allen Hendrick

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    Nice Fish.
     
  11. MCerieiro

    MCerieiro New Member

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    Thanks mate!
     
  12. settingsteel

    settingsteel SettingSteel Supporter

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    WTG Marco, all nice fish, I hear Azores is a wonderful place, I too hope someday to visit Portugal...Aren't you missing a nice octopus picture:)
     
  13. MCerieiro

    MCerieiro New Member

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    :) yep, you are right...a nice octopus is always good!

    Azores is a wonderfull place, full of big trophy's, however all of fish in the pictures are from the Portuguese Mainland.

    Cheers,
    Marco
     
    Last edited: Jul 28, 2009
  14. jimy286

    jimy286 OWSI

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    do you need a licence to spearfish there?
     
  15. MCerieiro

    MCerieiro New Member

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    Yes you will need a local licence (Valid only for the Azores) and it's totally forbidden targeting , moon fish, manta rays, mero (grouper) dolphins and other similar species.

    You have to use of a signalizing float, and on the Azores it is only possible to catch a maximum of 5 fish a day per diver.

    It's forbidden the use of breathing assistance gear other then the snorkel.


    If you planning on coming contact Paulo Reis at:

    [email protected]

    For more information about the Azores go to:

    Azores Tourist Guide - Destinazores

    Cheers,
    Marco
     
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  16. dario_deli

    dario_deli Spearfishing obsessed

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    Hi I'm going in Portugal soon and exactly in Madeira. Do you have any advice to give me? Do I need a boat or I can just to spear from the shore? Restrictions?Licence?Any other information is more than welcome.Thank you
     
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2008
  17. MCerieiro

    MCerieiro New Member

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    Hi Dario,

    Yes you will need a local licence (Valid only for the Madeira Island) and it's totally forbidden targeting , moon fish, manta rays, mero (grouper) dolphins and other similar species, the licence is available at the port Authority.

    You also have to be carefull with a local marine park called "Garajau".

    You have to use of a signalizing float, and in Madeira it is only possible to catch a maximum of 5 fish a day per diver.

    It's forbidden the use of breathing assistance gear other then the snorkel.

    IMHO its best if you rent a boat, much better places by boat, however you can also go from shore.

    madeira4u - Madeira Boats, Sailing & Fishing Trips - advertise charters, boat trips & sailing trips

    If you need any help just ask.

    Cheers,
    Marco
     
  18. dario_deli

    dario_deli Spearfishing obsessed

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    Hi Marco
    Have you ever been there? Do you already know where I could rent a cheap boat? Do you think end of April beginning of May is already a good time for big fish? Sorry if I've so many questions! I was forgetting...do you know any local spearo?
    Cheers
    Dario
     
  19. MCerieiro

    MCerieiro New Member

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    Hi mate,

    I know some Spearos from Madeira, i will talk to them and put you guys in contact, its the best way.

    I will send you a PM later

    Cheers,
    Marco
     
  20. dario_deli

    dario_deli Spearfishing obsessed

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    Hi
    It would be great!Thank you very much Marco!
    Cheers
    Dario