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Fishing

In the vast ocean and in the lagoons of the Costa Azul fishing has long been a tradition and a sport. Names and stories evoke prowess past and present.

The sea itself presents a challenge, hiding fish and threatening to fight back. Challenges like the swordfish catching in Sesimbra, nowadays less frequent but still alive in the memory of those land livers who have given their hearts to, the sea.

Fishing lines are thrown from beaches and riverbanks, providing unequalled conditions for the catching of bass and sea bream. In the estuaries where the river meets the sea, red mullet, sole and cuttlefish abound.

Fishing is also practised in excellent conditions in the lagoons of the Costa Azul. Barbel, carp and perch are plentiful in Campilhas, Vale do Gaio and Pego do Altar, all worth a visit.

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Hunting

On the Costa Azul, the plains with their characteristic vegetation provide ample hunting grounds for the practice of this sport. Holm oaks, flex oaks, stone pine and pinasters are points of reference for hunters. Hare, rabbit, partridge, quail, wild pigeon, turtle dove, woodcock, duck and lapwing are plentiful. On the Costa Azul hunting is a surprising experience contrasting the speed of the hare with unexpected flight of the partridge. This sport requires skill and precision, excellent aim and concentration. Hunting on the Costa Azul is also a rendez-vous with nature, a chance to observe species from close quarters to room close to nature and sample the rich local gastronomy while getting to know the culture of the region. It is a challenge to enter this universe of tiny details which make the Costa Azul a truly exceptional place.

Touristic Areas for Hunting

  • Herdade das Sesmarias das Moças (Grândola) Cašadores
    Area: 2160 ha
    Species to hunt: hare, rabbit, partridge, turtle dove, wild pigeon, woodcock, lapwing, duck
    Organised partridge and pheasant shootings
    Tel: (269) 42566/42289
  • Herdade de S. Bento (Alcácer do Sal)
    Area: 2405 ha
    Species to hunt: hare, rabbit, partridge, wild pigeon, snipe, duck
    Organised partridge shootings
    Tel.: (265) 67 133
  • Herdade de Porches (Alcácer do Sal)
    Area: 2450 ha
    Species to hunt: hare, rabbit, partridge, wild pigeon, snipe, duck
    Organised partridge and pheasant shootings
    Tel.: (265) 62 242
  • Herdade de Rio Frio (Montijo)
    Area: 2450 ha
    Species to hunt: hare, rabbit, partridge, wild pigeon, snipe, duck
    Organised partridge and pheasant shootings
    Tel.: (21) 231 00 61 Fax: (21) 231 00 29
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