I'm after any pointers in regards to the above.
I'm coming to CVO at the end of July for a family holiday and was hoping to get a some fishing in/escape from the kids.
Does anyone know of any fishing marks or have seen any locals fishing from certain beaches or rocks local to CVO.
Any info appreciated.
If you follow the locals you will need a head for heights.
A good spot is at Algar Seco, I have seen locals pulling out fish after fish in the right season.
I have causght a few small fish but obviously do not know the right methods.
Thanks for the info regarding license etc. The Algar Seco mark is it fising from the beach or fom the cliffs ?. I know the locals like to fish from the cliffs but to be honest I'm not particually up for rising life and limb.
For beach fishing go to Pria Grande at Ferragudo, the family can enjoy the beach and you can join the locals
fishing.Never had any luck there though.
The type of fishing I do(fly) means it's better to fish from a beach or drop off which has plenty of backspace for casting. Also best with no-one around to get a fly in their eye. I would be looking at fishing first light when it's quiet.
In regards to flies for Bass you can't go wrong with Clousers in different colours with Charteuse over White,Olive over White,Orange over White and Orange and Black being popular colours combo's. When the fish are on the top small popper type flies work well. Clousers will catch you a variety of different species.
What set up did you use to fish the rezzies?. Also what species did you catch and what flies did you use to catch them?
I'm thinking I might be able to bring just one rod to cover both still and salt water fishing. If I bring any more rods than that I'm going to be on trouble with missus. She would be under the impression that I'm turning my family holiday into a fishing holiday.....heaven forbid
I have a std 9ft reservoir 8wt rod that i bought over for sea fishing and a couple of lighter 5 wts for the lakes.
Have yet to find time or a suitable venue.
The river mouths and harbours are full of mullet which I am told will take a fly if you can get them feeding.
Mullet on the fly can drive you insane. I have just spent a weekend in Dorset with a load of very experienced flyfishers and between us we only caught one Mullet and they were feeding heavily on seaweed maggot. Lots of Bass caught though from shore and boat.
What fish have they got in the lakes?
The lake fish are various types of carp although the most popular with the Portuguese are black bass ( Achigas ) .
In addition to the shop in Carvoeiro there is a real aladins cave of a shop in Lagoa, just as you walk into the square.
I think that there was just too many maggots on the water.
I will try to find out what flies I need for Carp and Black Bass. I know people use bread flies when fishing for Carp but not sure about Bream.
I was tempted to hire a guide for the day but with the current exchange rate it was just too expensive.
The tide goes out some way exposing a rocky base with numerous rock pools. I have seen it full of fish as the tide comes in .
Could be a good place to try but watch the tide you would not want to be caught out.
Water not that deep close in hence not to popular with the locals who are after fish for the pot.
I have caught using ragworm on a sliding ledger.