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Fishing at Mar AzulPablo EtcheversPablo Etchevers
This is one of the best sites to fish from the shore along the entire Atlantic littoral. Its large corvinas and brótolas, as well as its pejerreyes in the winter, turn Mar Azul into an unforgettable site.
Sand and Fishing
On these shores, the sea features a characteristic easily identified: there are no sand banks like the ones seen from San Clemente to Villa Gesell. In those typical fishing spots, anglers must cast behing the wave breaking point so that the line does not get stuck at any of the many banks. If successfully managed, the point known as “low-tide terrace” is reached. At Mar Azul, on the other hand, only a small breaking point and a large low-tide terrace in the shape of a pot may be seen. This is definitely a different kind of sea.
Though swimming here is not risky, depths surpass the four meters a few hundred meters away from the beach, and they get deeper and deeper as the lighthouse area is approached. These are real pools and the fish dwelling these sites are used to deep waters. Thus, large corvinas, brótolas, pescadillas, pejerreyes and sharks, of course, may be caught at a rod's casting distance.
From One Lighthouse to Another
Downstream from the Punta Médanos Lighthouse and up to the surroundings of the Querandí Lighthouse, the possibilities of catching large fish become remarkable, especially at sunset and dawn, before the bathing resorts get crowded with people.
Even if the Pinamar and Villa Gesell piers are also excellent for using long front-drag reels and rods to catch large corvinas rubias, brótolas, pescadillas, skates and chuchos, as well as some dogfish that come close to the shore chasing some pejerrey or anchovy shoal, fishing from the sand is the most popular practice at Mar Azul.
Fishing guides usually offer to provide their services during boat outings, which guarantee pieces of high sport value, as the possibilities to catch larger and more specimens increase.
Early in the morning, at around 10, fishermen come close to the shore to sell fresh fish. Each customer chooses a piece that has just been caught. This is part of the common sense of all visitors to Mar Azul.
The evening is for many anglers the ideal time to fish, as most fish feed at this time and abandon the mistrust they get from swimmers during the day to approach the seaside. Bearing kerosene or halogen lamps, these fans illuminate the beaches until dawn. If they get lucky, unlike everyone else, they will enjoy sweet dreams during the first few hours of the brand-new day.