Project Description

Fishing on Amorgos

Amorgos has beautiful crystal clear fishing waters. You can join the locals at the shore, go spearfishing, take one of the fishing trips offered on the island or rent a boat and go fishing by yourself. A wide range of fish is available, including tuna, octopus, John Dory, comber, mullet, and bream. An unforgettable experience is to sail with one of the local fishermen on a kaïki (the traditional fishing boat). From a boat, you get the opportunity to see the amazing coastline of Amorgos and anchor at places only reach by boat, enjoy swimming and snorkeling…

Fishing from the shore

No license is needed to fish from the shore. This can be done with either a rod or a handheld line from a beach, a harbor or walkway. The general practice for fishing from a beach is late in the evening, or even at night when there are few people in the water.

Fishing from boats

A fishing licence is no longer required in Greece for amateur and recreational fishing from a boat.

Fishing Rules and Regulations

  • There are minimum sizes regarding the capture of many types of fish and of octopus. Fishermen can find information on minimum measurements from the port authorities or on the Ministry of Nautical Affairs website (in Greek)
  • Fishing with a net is forbidden
  • Spearfishing is not allowed anywhere in Greece during the month of May
  • It is illegal to use spears with any kind of compressed gas, including air and CO2, or any kind of explosive charge
  • It is illegal to spearfish with any kind of underwater light source such as a flashlight or torch at any time. This includes night fishing and fishing inside caves
  • Fishing with explosives is illegal, as is fishing with compressed gas