Mar Del Plata on Board: Large and Luxurious

Gatusos, croaker, salted mackerel, whiting, brótolas, stick fish, eel, salmon, everything to give the sea, appeared in this output. Image gallery.

Mar del Plata stands out from many fishing vessels from which you can access fishing boat for several reasons. It has a very good harbour, protected by two breakwaters that provide security both to leave or enter. On his deathbed, there are large rock formations produced by the extension of the Tandilia saw, which enters the sea looking for the North and creating refuges for many species that inhabit them throughout the year. It also has restingas coming to the South and near the port where you can practice many fisheries, standing out of the shark that is made with catch and release.

Different fisheries will generally be in accordance with the type of boats used. Coastal attempts to give us a very good varied fishing with traditional species such as gatusos, sea bass, whiting, brótolas, salted mackerel, fish stick, conger eel, etc. Trolling, that depending on the time of year will give us fish lemon, anchovies and bonito is also practiced. And, finally, the fishing that takes place at depths of more than 40 meters, the favorite of fans since large pieces are captured. To get to these places it is essential to have a safe and fast boat.

To the sea

We arrived at the Yatch Club well early, convened by Mariano de la Rua, owner of the company Aquafish. He was accompanied by Leonardo Giménez and Gustavo Monin, two onboard fishing enthusiasts. Arriving at the new boat of Mariano, after the greetings of rigour in its other Captain Nico and the rest of the crew, we left the port.

The day was cloudy, almost no wind and sea in calm. The idea was to make fishing with two techniques. A few miles from the port we have a show that is not usual in the area: four whales were playing on the surface of the water. Mariano told us that a few days earlier that they were making mating games. We observe them closer to 20 meters and enjoying its beautiful show.

We are moving ahead with the new boat of Mariano, travelling at a speed of 30 km/hour cruise. We were looking for deep areas with the intention to give the salmon, a fish that lives in the stone permanently. And at this time of year there are migrations of large groupers, also looking for rocky areas to procreate.

Regarding the wreckfish, Mariano said to inhabit muddy areas, sunken ships and under lost fishing nets, places where tries them will capture successfully. The point against are the clips produced by the rugged of these sectors, where lines with hooked fish that decompose in depth are lost. When there are many in that situation, they migrate from the place and only return when area is clean of debris. The fishing is done is gareteando, only Board that gives the wind from bow to stern. Another overboard because not used to lines, by action of the derive, move under the boat and engage.

Equipment and techniques

Nico gave a preliminary talk about how to behave with fishing equipment to avoid handling accidents: lead in hand and reel unlocked to get together the order of captain. It also indicated how to proceed in fishing and bring pieces, all very instructive.

We were choosing fishing gear: rods 30/50 pounds (13.6/22.6 kilos), large capacity reels loaded with nylon-0.70, mother of the 100, 70 cm long snoods line nylon 0.80 and long leg 7/0-8/0 hooks. The bait used: Squid, salted mackerel in BBS and castañetas to be fished. The embodies is made leaving the tip of the hook free. Those who would use jiggs pescarían more on the bow, using rods to front and jigg between 200 and 300 grams.

Arriving 45 metres and with prepared rods, Nico regulated vessel to place on an area of stones. Its indication, all at the same time down the leads. And to the bottom we begin to collect the nylon loose, by placing the situation of fishing cane and feeling the weight of lead in the tip of the rod, which will have an angle of 90 degrees with respect to the outboard. So the correct way of fishing. As the wave passes down the cane not to lose contact with the bottom. The sprints were swift. As they were soft, they gave the appearance of small fish.

The Council then was not nailed. But having other firmer it is stuck with a strong rise of cane. According to how to bow the stick we know what weight can have on piece. Be heavy if we will collecting the nylon canando to the initial position 90 degrees, lowering as we gather with the reel and without losing touch with the fish. So on to cash it. Otherwise, leave it in the position of fishing trying to lift a doublet.

On the first pass claimed mere boys, lots of castañetas we use bait and a white salmon that cost to lift it from the bottom using the technique already described. The specimen was large enough (about 22 kilograms) and had taken the ganging of lead which is supported by the Fund.

We raise all the reeds, since we would do another pass through the same stone. Once in position, they become down the lines proceed in the same way. Now, the fishing was scarce, so we change stone (are all marked, which facilitates the task of location).

Latest catches

In bow, several fans fished with jiggs. The technique used was Ricochet the jigg on the bottom, bedtime and raise it giving it a similar to a fish that escapes scared canazo. Then lower the cane back down and repeat the operation. Fish the same species but with less powerful and more athletic teams. So they left pretty wreckfish, some large groupers and young salmon of up to 8 kg. We were changing of stones, continuing with the capture of salmon important, groupers, some wreckfishes and very good size bream. Drawers were filling, so we stopped fishing since we were 50 km from the port and trying on almost 60 meters deep. It was the time of return. And do so very happy.