Cyprus, Nicosia

What fish can be caught on NC and where are the best places for fishing on the island?

Updated: 3 months ago

Cypriots indulge in fishing as a sport during the winter months. Although Cyprus is a favorite place for fishers from different countries. Here you can catch fish from shore, a boat or join in on spearfishing, which requires certain skills.

On the island, you can fish everywhere: both in the bays of Kyrenia and on the vast beaches of Iskele, especially in winter, when swimmers don't interfere. But truly passionate fishing people prefer the wild beaches in Famagusta or Lapta. Well-known places for fishing are the Karpas peninsula and "Turtle Beach".

In the waters washing Northern Cyprus, 260 species of fish are found. But you can most likely catch:

  • tuna;
  • rainbow trout;
  • bass;
  • pike-perch;
  • tench;
  • eel;
  • swordfish;
  • cod;
  • flounder;
  • mackerel;
  • sea perch;
  • carp;
  • squid.

Spearfishing provides more opportunities and it is also very beautiful.

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