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hi iam going on hols to benidorm next week and was wondering if anybody ever fished there as i was hoping to give it a go any info would be great thanks wayne
 

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As I understand it, gleaning Spanish forums like Caranx.net, the beach 'Playa de Levante' in Benidorm is closed to anglers due to the hordes of bathers, jetskis, water-skiers, windsurfers, mating couples, ravers and hawkers that frequent the place nearly 24 hours a day. That leaves the 'escollera' or breakwater in the port, which gets crowded with beachcasters at night where all sorts of stuff can be caught, from bass to giltheads and even angel sharks, according the locals. The lack of personal space can be intimidating for someone not used to the 'social side' of fishing in Spain. In the Rinc贸n de Loix area, in front of the cable-ski platform, either early morning or at nightfall, you can try spinning with poppers, minnows etc for bluefish (anjova) and leerfish (palomet贸n), which are so aggressive they'll chase a rap right to the shore and beach themselves in the process. Bluefish, it should be said, have a mean set of chompers that can cause serious injury if you don't use forceps/pliers, so beware. I don't think licences are required for shore fishing, the valencian government website only mentions licences for 'pesca desde embarcaci贸n' (boat fishing) and pesca submarina (spearfishing, without oxygen tanks of course).
 

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As I understand it, gleaning Spanish forums like Caranx.net, the beach 'Playa de Levante' in Benidorm is closed to anglers due to the hordes of bathers, jetskis, water-skiers, windsurfers, mating couples, ravers and hawkers that frequent the place nearly 24 hours a day. That leaves the 'escollera' or breakwater in the port, which gets crowded with beachcasters at night where all sorts of stuff can be caught, from bass to giltheads and even angel sharks, according the locals. The lack of personal space can be intimidating for someone not used to the 'social side' of fishing in Spain. In the Rinc贸n de Loix area, in front of the cable-ski platform, either early morning or at nightfall, you can try spinning with poppers, minnows etc for bluefish (anjova) and leerfish (palomet贸n), which are so aggressive they'll chase a rap right to the shore and beach themselves in the process. Bluefish, it should be said, have a mean set of chompers that can cause serious injury if you don't use forceps/pliers, so beware. I don't think licences are required for shore fishing, the valencian government website only mentions licences for 'pesca desde embarcaci贸n' (boat fishing) and pesca submarina (spearfishing, without oxygen tanks of course).
thats great thanks for the info do you know if there are any tackle shops there . tight lines
 
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