For any keen fisherman Cyprus proves itself as a great holiday destination, as a holiday in Cyprus offers a great array of both sea fishing and fresh water fishing opportunities.
Firstly on the fresh water side there are an array of different dams, in which the the fisheries department of the Cyprus breed various species of fish. These breeds in the dams of Cyprus include carp,roach,cat fish,bass,tench,zander,bleak,eel,trout and many more.
Whichever resort you are located in there is sure to be a dam located close to you, The biggest dam in Cyprus the Asprokremmos lies just outside Paphos, close to Paphos airport. The second largest is in the Limassol district and is called the Kouris dam, it lies on the Limassol to Troodos mountain road. A well known fact amongst the fishing community of Cyprus is that Carp really can put up a good fight so make sure your feeling strong when you go fresh water fishing in Cyprus.
Cyprus is great for those who have never tried fishing before, simply because its a much nicer environment to fish in the UK, rather than shelter in a tent from the rain you will be slopping on the sun cream to protect yourself from the sun. Another bonus is that fish really seem to enjoy sunbathing so on a hot sunny day a catch is far more likely.
You can either bring all your rods, equipment and bait out to the island with you and organise your license with the Fisheries department whilst you are here. (The easiest Fisheries department office to find is the one in Paphos harbour) However for a much easier option several companies in Cyprus run fishing excursions.
Sea water fishing is also a great option for a keen fisherman on holiday in Cyprus, there are fishing vessels in most of the harbours, these will once again if needs be organise rods, bait, and all other equipment and licenses for you to enjoy a day fishing in the Mediterranean sea. Although some areas of the med are fairly sparse for fish Cyprus does have some good sea fishing locations that these vessels will take you to. Breeds of fish you can catch on a day fishing in the sea off Cyprus include sea bass, barracuda, tuna, mackerel,bream, swordfish and many more.
Whatever your experience, and your preference of fresh or salt water a holiday in Cyprus is a great opportunity to do some fishing.
- More days of sunshine.
- Reservoirs on the islands .
- Bring your own or rent rods.
- Dive schools in all resorts.
- Easily obtain a license.
- Fresh and Seawater fishing.
- Book fishing trips.
- Kids can learn too!
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