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The Provençal coastline, mythical birthplace of Bouillabaisse, is a dream come true for sea fishing enthusiasts. The Mediterranean waters are very rich hunting grounds. The main catches are, of course, rock fish, which you will find in the fish soup in the evening.
The kind of fish that you can expect to catch depends on where you cast your fishing line. It is difficult to fish the bay of Cassis (with the 1,300 ft cliffs of Cap Canaille on the one side and Cap Croisette on the other), but the techniques of hand-line fishing and bottom fishing mean you should be able to catch bass, sea bream, sea bass, and pagellus from the rocky seabed covered in seaweed.
At the Calanques of Sormiou and Morgiou, sea bass, which breeds here in the winter, is easier to catch. As for the area surrounding the islands of Jarre and Riou, it is full of squid.
Ciotat Bay is home to several different fish habitats. Mackerel populates the waters between Ile Verte and Pointe du Deffend, and the south-east coast of the island is the home of sparidaes, moray eels and rock fish (which can also be found in the north of the island).
Around the lighthouse of Cassidagne, gilthead breams, bass and sea bass haunt the shallows, whereas near to the sea valleys more than 656 ft deep, fisherman can catch pink sea bream, hake or perhaps even a conger eel, with a little patience. Le Martin Pécheur. 6 av. Ganteaume Cassis.
Tel.: (+33) (0)4 42 01 15 65 (fishing tackle shop).
La belle blonde. Tel.: (+33) (0)6 24 56 59 47 (recreational fishing).

  • Line fishing, Fishing, Activities and leisure, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
    Line fishing

    Whatever your preferred technique, relaxation is guaranteed!

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  • Fishing to relax, Fishing, Activities and leisure, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
    Fishing to relax

    There is no shortage of lakes, ponds, and rivers to go fishing with friends.

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    A pastime accessible to everyone

    You never know what kind of miraculous catch might reveal itself in the net...

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  • Fishing equipment, Fishing, Activities and leisure, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
    Fishing equipment

    All you need to get started is a rod and some bait.

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  • Fly fishing, Fishing, Activities and leisure, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
    Fly fishing

    What makes this sporty pastime unique is the 'cracking the whip' technique used to cast the fly.

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  • A fishing reel, Fishing, Activities and leisure, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
    A fishing reel

    For the truly dedicated, the choice of fishing gear depends on the type of fish you are trying to hook.

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