How is fishing in Mar del Plata

With the beginning of the summer holidays, the Atlantic coast of Buenos Aires receives thousands of tourists. Among them, many interested in trying the rods in the ocean, forming a great mix of novices and experts who are looking outside of beach hours to find his first catches.

Mar del Plata has one great diversity of options to practice sport fishing, including a lagoon a few kilometers away. For those who have a little more to spend, a boarding trip is an unforgettable experience.

In this sense, “The happy” It has different types of services for the amateur and you can go offshore fishing excursions, called high-altitude because the boats venture up to 15 nautical miles (about 24 kilometers) and others of medium height, between 4 and 10 miles. of distance that are faced in boats of less length or rubbers.

Depending on the type of outing we will find one or another type of species, on which we will apply different fishing techniques such as jigginga deep lure that is becoming more popular all over the world.


For its part, from the coast, there are also secrets to learn. To take into account that from the beaches that have more movement during the day, it is not recommended make attempts since, surely, the fish will have moved away from them.

among the many public placesIn the downtown area, we have the North breakwater and Punta Iglesia, the sectors that we most recommend to try and have the opportunity to gain meters from the sea. The South breakwater is also another option, but it costs more to get there. Then there are those that are located after La Perla to the north, which are all enabled and suffer less from the number of tourists. As for hours, the best is during the evening.


Regarding the possibility of trophiesif we go very early, silversides of beautiful size float, the paternoster or the carrot buoy give results, but we use the “Giusepina”, a line that works with two “yo yo” buoys, and small and long branch lines ending in a buoy ballasted oval that leaves free forward another hook that works loose.

In the background we find sea bass, burriquetas and also silversides. If the south wind is not very strong, large whiting comes out, and in this case, as we have already said, the Late night are the best hours. Here we use the “double bait clip” line that allows casting with the bait locked, which avoids tangling and thus achieves more distance. The meat was the combination of shrimp, anchovy and prawn, with which we also obtained some brotola.


Something for stand out It is the rise of kayak fishing that already has many followers. At Sun Rider beach, for example, applying this modality, about 200 meters from the coast, many whiting, permit, rays and very good croakers that take fresh anchovy as bait were achieved. The combination of shrimp, prawn and anchovy, tied on the same hook is also an ideal bait.

Finally, we cannot fail to mention the legendary pier of the Mar del Plata Fishing Clubbut in this case we must take into account that it can only be used by members and, therefore, it is not open to the public.