The Algarve is the southern coastline of Portugal. It is a popular European holiday destination and boasts the mildest European winter.
THE RIA FORMOSA
The Parque da Ria Formosa estuary is a labyrinth of canals, islands, marshland and sandy beaches that extend 60 km along the Algarve coast between Faro and Manta Rota. A National Park, the Ria Formosa boasts a huge variety of bird and sea life. For the visiting angler sea bass, blue fish and mullet are target species.
DAMS / BARRAGEMS
The Algarve has a number of dams available to fish including the largest dam in Europe the Alqueva, the Odeleite, also known as the Blue Dragon due to its shape. The Funcho, Santa Clara, Beliche and Arade dams all provide a good days fishing for largemouth bass, carp and barbel.
From the Guadiana River, which borders Spain in the Eastern Algarve to the Alvor in the Western Algarve, there are plenty of river fishing options for a visiting angler. Bass, barbel, carp and mullet are all target species.