Electrical Reels Sport Fishing

SKU: D004
In this tour you will fish in the deep sea, in areas between 12 and 25 nautical miles from the Sesimbra’s harbour at depths of between 135 and 450 meters.
Schedule Activity Description Info FAQ





6:30 am Check-in at Bolhas Tours Marine Center
7:00 am Departure from Sesimbra's harbour
3:30 pm Return to the Sesimbra's harbour and check-out


Activity Description


- Deep sea boat fishing in areas between 12 miles and 25 nautical miles from the Sesimbra’s harbour at depths of between 135 and 450 meters.

- Target species to be caught: blackspot seabream, red bream and bass groper.

- Minimum number of participants: 5

- For other schedules contact info@bolhastours.com


  • Boat rental with crew
  • Insurance for all participants


  • Electrical reels – crystal fishing / daiwa tanacom
  • Bait (mackerel)
  • Tackle and weights
  • Bottled water

Daily transfer Lisbon/Sesimbra/Lisbon: from €29 per person

Cabin boat with WC

Useful advises

Comfortable shoes and attire suitable for the time of the year.


Electrical reels sport fishing tour


Bookings open all year round

Deep-sea fishing is done with the boat drifting or anchored in areas between 200 and 400 meters deep, using electric reels and fresh bait (sardines or mackerel). The use of a good electric reel and suitable bait increases the likelihood of catching bass groper, red bream and red seabream - abundant species in Sesimbra's waters.



Bass groper (Polyprion americanus)

As juveniles, this species resides in the surface layers of the water column, while adults typically inhabit depths between 100 and 200 meters. Juveniles tend to display gregarious behavior, forming shoals, whereas adults are solitary. Distinguished by its opercular spines and bony crest, it showcases a color range from greyish brown to bluish-grey, with a lighter tone on the belly. Its diet consists primarily of crustaceans, mollusks, and fish.
Minimum legal catch size: n/d


Red bream (Beryx decadactylus)

This demersal species inhabits depths ranging from 400 to 600 meters. While juveniles are pelagic and commonly found around 500 meters deep, adults typically reside at greater depths. Recognizable by its vibrant red or pink hue, which fades to a lighter shade on the flanks and belly, and by its large eyes, this species features a dorsal fin comprised of 4 hard rays and 16-19 soft rays. Unlike juveniles, adults lack head spines. Its diet primarily includes crustaceans, cephalopods, and fish.
Minimum legal catch size: n/d


Red seabream (Pagellus bogaraveo)

This benthopelagic species occupies depths of up to 700 meters, with juveniles typically residing closer to the coast in rocky seabeds within the infralittoral zone. Recognizable by its reddish back and silvery-white belly, adorned with a distinctive black spot near the head, this species boasts an anal fin comprised of 3 spines and 11-12 soft rays.
Minimum legal catch size: 33cm



Situated approximately 10 miles from Sesimbra, the underwater canyons of Setúbal and Espichel at abyssal depths offer prime locations for sport fishing. Among these, the Lisbon and Setúbal canyons stand out as the premier spots for enthusiasts.



- Contact us in advance to find out which target species are expected on the day of your fishing trip so that we can inform you beforehand of the best techniques to use to catch your dream fish.

- We have all the necessary materials at your disposal (rods, electric reels and specific tackle) to make the most of your deep sea fishing trip.

- As with surfcasting on beaches, deep-sea fishing requires patience and a lot of attention to the small touches on the rod caused by the fish.

- Make sure you get a good night's sleep and come with plenty of energy and a good mood to enjoy your day of sport fishing aboard our boats!



At our deep-sea sport fishing excursions, we advocate for the selective capture of specimens, adhering to minimum size regulations and total catch weights. Our commitment to conservation and sustainability encourages active participation in preserving marine species for future generations.



Get a group of friends or family together and come fishing in Sesimbra or Setúbal with Bolhas tours, where you'll have the chance to catch three target species with gastronomic excellence in an innovative sport fishing method.

We have electric reels from the best brands, such as the Italian Krital FIshing (www.kristalfishing.it) and the Japanese Daiwa, which guarantee a fast rise for the fish caught in the waters of Sesimbra.





1. Do fishing boat trips take place all year round?

Yes, Bolhas Tours runs sport fishing trips in Sesimbra all year round.

2. How is the sea in Sesimbra and along the Arrábida coast for fishing?

With more than 300 days a year with little wind and calm seas full with biodiversity, Sesimbra´s sea is the ideal place for your sport fishing charter.

3. I'd love to try boat fishing, but I have no experience, is that possible?

Yes, open to all levels of experience, you will have experienced crews and guides at your disposal to provide all the support you need for an exciting day full of catches.

4. We are a family/group of friends who would like to fish for a few hours and get to know the coast and do some other sea activities, is this possible?

Yes, in private boat rental for greater freedom of choice, just send your request to info@bolhastours.com and we'll design the fishing and tour program you want.

5. There are only two of us and the program sets a minimum number of 4, how can we join?

There are two options, by sending an email to info@bolhastours.com with the desired date waiting for more participants to join the fishing tour on the requested date or by renting a private fishing charter for half or full day - instant confirmation.

6. How many kilos of fish can we catch?

The limit stipulated by Portuguese legislation for sport fishing is a maximum of 10 kilos per person, plus the biggest fish.

7. Can we take the fish home?

Yes, the catches belong to the participants, and they can take home at the end of the activity. We always advise you to bring thermal bags to transport the fish you catch.

8. I'm interested in holding a sport fishing event for around 30 people, is that possible?

Yes, just send an email to info@bolhastours.com and we'll get back to you about the incredible options available for fishing events for groups and companies.

9. From what age can children do this activity?

We recommend for children aged 9 and over although smaller children can join. Children must be accompanied by a family member.

10. Part of the group wants to go fishing, but there are people who just want to enjoy the tour, is that possible?

Yes, as long as the minimum number of participants stipulated for the desired program is met. Accompanying persons will only pay 60% of the price per person set for the fishing tour.

Bolhas Tours promotes the maintenance of healthy fishing stocks as well as the practice of Catch & Release whenever the species caught have no relevant food value or are not aim for alimentation purposes.