Fishing in Pafos has always been an exciting sport and is becoming more and more popular all the time. Angling can also be enjoyed in the dams, situated in beautiful natural surroundings, providing excellent fresh-water fishing opportunities.
Today, the water in the dams is classified as very rich and there is a wide variety of fish. A special licence can be obtained for a small fee from the Fisheries Department (Tel: + 357 26240268).
If you want to test your fishing prowess try doing so from anywhere along the beautiful sandy beaches around Pafos. No licence is required for salt-water rod fishing.
No licence is required for spear-fishing (without aqualung), angling, fishing with vertical lines or trawling.
Licences have several conditions attached to them that regulate the equipment used, the days you can fish and in certain cases (spearguns with aqualung and fishing at night with a light), how much you can catch on each fishing trip.
The types of fish that can be caught include sea-bream, groupers, amber jacks and sea-perch.
Special (sport) fishing licences are required by law for fishermen who use:
- Boats and fishing-nets, longlines and traps
- Spearguns with an aqualung
- Spearguns with lights at night - without aqualung
- Nets without a boat.