Recently the Nerja Yacht Club held its latest fishing contest the "Fondo de Pesca" attracting 20 boats to participate in what is fast becoming an annual attraction.
The contest lasted 5 hours starting at 09:00am. Then, in the "Moyano" picnic area of Playazo, each boat weighed in its catch before sitting down to a meal of traditional migas and freshly caught fish.
Following the dinner, local dignitaries and Yacht Club Director Francisco Padial handed out the prizes.
The biggest sea bream: "Frasco" with 0,300gr.
The biggest safío (eel): "Tocayos" with 4,960 kgs.
1st Prize for the highest weight per boat: "Matías" with 12,350 kgs.
2nd Prize for the highest weight per boat: "Chiroe" with 11,780 kgs.
3rd Prize for the highest weight per boat: "Definitive" with 11,380 kgs.
While holidaying in Nerja why not have a go at fishing from the shore? Torrecilla Beach is a popular location to fish from where strips of mackerel is a popular bait.
In order to fish in and around Nerja you must obtain a fishing licence from a local sports shop in the town. The cost is around 22€ and you are required to give them either a copy of your passport or NIE.