Morocco: Fishing

North Africa's Arabian Arcadia

Morocco Fishing

Fishing is a popular activity in Morocco and it is not uncommon to find locals fishing on inland rivers and lakes as well as on the wide-open seas. Hence, you will find many opportunities to enjoy sitting in a boat in the middle of a lake, to head out into the ocean for some great deep-sea fishing. Inland, the main types of fish found in gorges and wadis is trout. However, if you prefer a little variety, head to one of the many lakes in Morocco, which are filled with pike, perch, black bass, carp, barbells, eels and roach. You can literally spend days trying to catch as many of these great fish varieties as possible. The fishing season for the lakes in Morocco is between May and June. If you prefer ocean fishing, you will not not be disappointed either because the waters around Morocco are teeming with life. The species you will find here include sea perch, bonitos, chad, sea beam and mullet. If you’re looking for a bigger challenge, you will find swordfish, tuna, marlin, barracudas and grouper. Clearly there is no shortage of variety in the waters in and around Morocco. Fishing in the oceans is not as strictly monitored as inland fishing. Two of the best fishing ports in the country are Sakhla (Sahara) and Mohammedia (Casablanca). If you enjoy fishing, don't forget your fishing rod when you visit Morocco!