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Postby kildonan0_1 » Fri Jun 10, 2016 5:07 pm

Is river fishing allowed on Cyprus?
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Re: freshwater fishing in cyprus

Postby Tim Drayton » Sat Jun 11, 2016 8:16 am

There are no freshwater fish to the best of my knowledge. The only rivers we have are dried-up beds for most of the time and just turn into rivers once in a blue moon when there has been a lot of rain.
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Re: freshwater fishing in cyprus

Postby Tim Drayton » Sat Jun 11, 2016 8:19 am

Well, how about that? There is a Cyprus Freshwater Angling Association!

http://www.cyprusfaa.com/index.php?lang=eng

They must have stocked some of the dams with fish, surely. I don't see how else you could go freshwater fishing.
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Re: freshwater fishing in cyprus

Postby Tim Drayton » Sat Jun 11, 2016 8:25 am

What Are The Freshwater Fishing Regulations?

There are several regulations that apply with regard to The Fisheries Law and Fisheries Regulations:

• Licensing: You need one & (certain rules apply see below)
• Fishing Methods: no aids or chemicals and only a single rod with a hook and line per licence holder
• Catch Limit: a limit is applied per species of fish
• Size Limit: a limit is applied per species
• Location To Fish From: Only the banks of the dam
• Bank Protection: Limit on the use of vehicles and plants and soil are protected

Side Note: The regulations are subject to change, depending on environmental factors in progress at the time so the rules are not set in stone. For example, even if you have a licence to fish, if the Director of The Dept of Fisheries and Marine Research has a reason to close a reservoir, then his decision will stand until he changes his directive.

There are branch offices in Limassol, Larnaca, Paphos, Paralimni and also the Cyprus Department Of Fisheries & Marine Research Website if you want to find out more information.

How Do I Obtain A Freshwater Fishing Licence?

The licences are obtainable from:
The Department Of Fisheries & Marine Research
The licences are personal to you and non transferable.
They are valid until the last day of each year, and you can pay to fish only one resevoir of pay a bit more so you can have access to all of reservoirs island wide.
The cost is: 17.00 euros for the single reservoir and 34.00 euros to access all reservoirs.
Group Licence
You can also obtain a group licence valid for a short time as well, if there are a number of you.
One person needs to apply on behalf of the group and the licence is valid for 15 days at a cost of 8.50 Euros per person

Children

Please note: a person has to be over 12 years of age to obtain a licence, but if the child is under that age, a parent or guardian can obtain the licence on behalf of the child and have their name on it.

http://www.the-real-cyprus.com/cyprus-fishing.html
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Re: freshwater fishing in cyprus

Postby supporttheunderdog » Sat Jun 11, 2016 12:20 pm

I have a colleague who fishes in the dams. He has come back with spectactular pictures of snakes doing things like fornicating or eating another snake....
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Re: freshwater fishing in cyprus

Postby umit07 » Sat Jun 11, 2016 1:13 pm

supporttheunderdog wrote:I have a colleague who fishes in the dams. He has come back with spectactular pictures of snakes doing things like fornicating or eating another snake....


I guess he must not be catching many fish. :lol:
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Re: freshwater fishing in cyprus

Postby Lordo » Sat Jun 11, 2016 1:17 pm

once you find a river that flows all year round you may well find fish to fish. that does not sound right does it. never mind. good luck.
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Re: freshwater fishing in cyprus

Postby Tim Drayton » Sat Jun 11, 2016 2:09 pm

Come to think of it, there is a stream called Kryos Potamos which flows all year round, at least the part up in the Troodos mountains. The Caledonian Falls are on it.
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Re: freshwater fishing in cyprus

Postby Get Real! » Sat Jun 11, 2016 4:52 pm

Tim Drayton wrote:There are no freshwater fish to the best of my knowledge. The only rivers we have are dried-up beds for most of the time and just turn into rivers once in a blue moon when there has been a lot of rain.

Plenty of freshwater fish in the Limassol dams mate (Kouris, Polemidia, Germasoyia). I had a crack at fishing in the late 80s and caught plenty of Trout (Bestropha in Greek), some over a foot long! :)
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