Here are a few tips on fishing in Paxos made from my experience. If your want to catch dorado or even tuna without a boat then head down to the south of the island. Take the road from Gaios to Moggonisi. There is a gully between the main island and Moggonisi heading north to south. Walk down the gully to the sea, you should be looking at Anti-Paxos. Fishing from the rocks here it is possible to catch plenty of garfish for bait and then use them live 6 to 10 feet under a float using heavy gear as if you latch onto a tuna you may need water ski's. Try to get to a spot close down to the water as it will be very difficult to haul your catch up the rocks. Word of warning be very carefull as the rocks here are very sharp and will rip your clothes to shreads, take something to sit on. If you intend to boat fish then slow trolling live garfish or squid around the west of the island or the channel between Paxos and Anti Paxos will produce fish. Also very good area is the reef just out of Loggos, just ask any locals and they will point you in the right direction. Trolling here works well but also fishing deep off the north of the reef will produce with live or dead baits. I'm off there again this September its seems to be the best month to fish.
Message posted by Elliemay on 04 August 2011 at 4:44pm - IP Logged
Please correct me if I am wrong, but I thought, from previous posts on here, that you need a licence to fish from a boat.
I also think that you need a residents permit to apply for a fishing licence.
Message posted by MartynG on 04 August 2011 at 5:45pm - IP Logged
There was a lot af fuss about the need for a fishing licences being required when fishing from a boat a couple of years ago. So far as I am aware, this is still the case although I don't think that a residents permit is required (this from the chap that we charter our yachts from).
BTW snowmon - I took a yacht into that gully (if it's the one I'm thinking of - a couple of years ago. Nice, quiet location but tightish to turn around in.
Message posted by BruceAndMaria (Born again CTG member) on 04 August 2011 at 7:30pm - IP Logged
Ah yes OFFICIALLY you do need a licence but unofficially the likelyhood of being asked is virtually nil and if you do get asked and haven't got a licence you may get a slap on the wrist if your a tourist. That is unless you are lucky enough to have caught 30 tons of tuna. Anyway you do not really need to fish from a boat if you look at where I suggested. I'm off there on 3/9/11. 2 weeks away woooo hoooo. September is definatley the best month to fish in Paxos.
Message posted by cellone on 07 September 2011 at 12:34am - IP Logged
I went to the port authority in Gaios looking forward to getting a Greek fishing licence. They asked who I was working for, I said nobody. They asked where I would sell the fish I caught, I said nowhere. They then asked for a tax number I gave them my N.I and self assesment reference number. At this point I sussed why the other 2 were laughing as the person I was talking to snorted trying to stiffle her laughter. I was told to fish and good luck but make sure I used the boat sensibly and with care. As I left it sounded more like a bar.
Thanks for the tips Snowmon, will put them into practice next time I go.
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