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#1 glen

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Posted 16 November 2003 - 07:56 PM

Hi everyone,

I recently received an email as follows:

ello i´m from Portugal and my hobby is squid fishing, the best fishing for squid in portual is near Cascais.....

I was hoping that someone could give me a bit more information about Cascais and whether fishing would be land based or boat based.

Thanks very much,

Glen
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Posted 27 September 2004 - 06:13 AM

Hi everyone,

I recently received an email as follows:

ello i´m from Portugal and my hobby is squid fishing, the best fishing for squid in portual is near Cascais.....

I was hoping that someone could give me a bit more information about Cascais and whether fishing would be land based or boat based.

Thanks very much,

Glen

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Hi there,

I really love this forum, so i'm sending some aditional info (and sorry for the late answer, this was asked long ago but i just saw it):

The best place near Cascais (40 Km W of Lisbon, the capital) is Boca do Inferno -literally, «Hell's Mouth».

The water is 5-7 meters deep depending on tide, and the terrain is of rugged rocky cliffs. In Boca do Inferno there's a small cave in the cliffs that breaks the sea current's strenght. In the sea bed there are plants (where the squid lay the eggs) and a small sand layer over rocky ground. Such conditions make it possible to fish from land.

95% of anglers use these techniques and expect these results:
1- two to five Yo-Zuri jigs spaced a foot apart, and the bottom jig is 0.5m from the sea bed.
2- a two to three ounce sinker keeps the reel line under tension and the rod is kept horizontal. If the rod tip bends (usually it's a very subtle attack), raise the rod tip quickly and pull line into the reel. About 2/3 of the chances you get, you score. If a 3 ounce sinker can't keep your set up on the sea bed, the current is too strong to be trying for squid! Reel line is
3- at night (most productive), a butane lamp is suspended over the water. This really helps improve squid captures.
4- fishing is done all year around, but best at Autumn-Winter, with high tide, small tide amplitude, and at night. If it rains in the preceding days, i think the catch increases. Under these conditions it's fair to expect 6-8 squid for a 5 hour session.

The crowd there is rowdy, litters and pisses all over the place (territorial pissings!?).

Whoa, this forum shows how squid jigging is truly an international affair.

My vacation is coming soon and i'm planning a trip to the area, to go squiding (last time i went for squid was 3 years ago), and to check out a newly built jetty in Cascais itself.

When i go there i hope to give a squid fishing report, portuguese style.

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#3 glen

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Posted 29 September 2004 - 05:30 PM

best of luck Joao! let us know how you go!

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Posted 29 September 2004 - 10:00 PM

Ok, fair enough then!
Have a good vacation Joao!! Cant wait to hear how you go!!
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Posted 30 September 2004 - 04:24 AM

Thanks, gentlemen! I'll keep you posted.

Can't wait to go there, probably this next weekend. It's still 31 degrees Cent here, and the sun really burns. Wind is fairly weak, should be good for squiding.

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Posted 05 October 2004 - 10:49 PM

Fishing report: 5th October, national holiday in Portugal

Fished Boca do Inferno near Cascais from 7:20AM to 11:00AM, and there where no squid to be had :P

I used 3 Yamashita jigs and 15-40 grams sinkers. I finally figured the water is deeper than i thought: 8-9 meters deep.

Sunrise was at 7AM, high tide at 6:18AM, tide amplitude 2.7m-1.5m=1.2m, no wind or waves.

However, there where lots of people fishing mackerel, and the guy next to me managed to land 20+ mackerel (without using chum mix). He also managed to tangle his line on mine and hit me in the face with his float, after which i think he was afraid i would kick his ass. I didn't.

Gonna try again next week probably at night, and maybe using a float instead of a sinker. I'll use a lighter and thinner rod.

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Posted 06 October 2004 - 09:01 AM

good luck Joao! ;)
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Posted 20 November 2004 - 09:34 PM

I GENTLEMEN! CAN ANYBODY TELL ME WERE CAN I BUY IN PORTUGAL SQUID JIG"ULTRA" (ALL LASER COLORS) FOR SQUID FISHING?

thank you!


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Posted 03 February 2007 - 06:16 PM

I GENTLEMEN! CAN ANYBODY TELL ME WERE CAN I BUY IN PORTUGAL SQUID JIG"ULTRA" (ALL LASER COLORS) FOR SQUID FISHING?

thank you!
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I'm a little late, but you can try in "Espingardaria Iberica" very near and across the street from railway station Cais do Sodre in Lisboa. Ate logo
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Posted 03 February 2007 - 06:35 PM

Hi everyone,

I recently received an email as follows:

ello i´m from Portugal and my hobby is squid fishing, the best fishing for squid in portual is near Cascais.....

I was hoping that someone could give me a bit more information about Cascais and whether fishing would be land based or boat based.

Thanks very much,

Glen

I am not sure about pissing arround Boca d'Inferno, but I didn't fish from there, because it's almost impossible to find ground for standing at the edge. I think that squidding at Boca d'Inferno is related to cuttlefish, because the squids are near Cascais only in summer. Cascais itself is on the cape that somehow divides estuary of Tejo river and Atlantic ocean. In this part of estuary there is no trace of fresh water, except when raining. I was squidding there 8 years ago from the boat. The new marina was at the beginning of construction. We went mainly fishing for sea bass (robalo), mackerels (cavalas) and garfish (agulhas) on lures. Sometimes (during july and august ONLY) we went jigging for squids in the midday. We used 3 jigs in a row, about 0,5m apart, with 60g led on the bottom. The squidding was the best arround noon, about 12m deep near sandy bottom, and we managed to catch about one bucket of squids (20kg) for few hours. They were average size arround one pound.
I didn't see this forum earlier, so I am sorry I didn't answer before...
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