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Achna Dam
Cyprus is a Eurasian island country in the Eastern Mediterranean, east of Greece, south of Turkey, west of Syria and north of Egypt. It is the third largest island in the Mediterranean Sea after the Italian islands of Sicily and Sardinia (both in terms of area and population). It is also the world's 81st largest by area and world's 49th largest by population. It measures 240 kilometres (149 mi) long from end to end and 100 kilometres (62 mi) wide at its widest point, with Turkey 75 kilometres (47 mi) to the north. It lies between latitudes 34° and 36° N, and longitudes 32° and 35° E.

The physical relief of the island is dominated by two mountain ranges, the Troodos Mountains and the smaller Kyrenia Range, and the central plain they encompass, the Mesaoria. The Troodos Mountains cover most of the southern and western portions of the island and account for roughly half its area. The highest point on Cyprus is Mount Olympus at 1,952 m (6,404 ft), located in the centre of the Troodos range. The narrow Kyrenia Range, extending along the northern coastline, occupies substantially less area, and elevations are lower, reaching a maximum of 1,024 m (3,360 ft).

Because of severe water shortage there are a total of 107 dams (plus one currently under construction) and reservoirs, with a total water storage capacity of about 330,000,000 m3 (1.2×1010 cu ft) that are the principal source of water both for domestic and agricultural use. Water desalination plants are gradually being constructed in order to deal with recent years of prolonged drought.At least twenty three of these dams offer freshwater fishing including some for the fly stocked with Rainbow Trout. Carp and Tench fishing can be excellent as well as pike, zander and catfish and silverfish and there are even some stocking the North American Largemouth Bass. With Cyprus’s long dry summers the water levels are low though the summer months and rise again in March and April . There is no closed season for fishing except for a few Trout reservoirs which are open normally from June to December.

The waters around Cyprus are home to a diverse range of at least 80 fish species with lots of charter boats available to get you amongst the fish.

Information on saltwater fish in Cyprus
Interactive list of saltwater species...

For Fishing Lures - 357 99 580 233 - Venizelou 13, Ormidhia, Larnaca, Cyprus - An online fishing store created from passionate sport fishermen for you, the sport fisherman...

Limassol & Paphos - Cyprus Fishing Shop

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Franklinou Rousvelt 195, 3045 Limassol, Cyprus - Tel:+357 70 004313

Achna Dam

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...Mirror and Common Carp and Roach are the main fish caught here. However you can also catch Large mouth Bass or try for one of the rare catches of the monsters Catfish lurking in the depths... (Catch & Release ONLY)

Argaka Reservoir

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Carp, Mosquito fish, Bass, Roach, Catfish

Arminou Reservoir

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Carp, Rainbow trout, Roach, Mosquito fish, Silver bream, Brown trout

Asprokremmos Dam

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Carp, Roach, Large mouth Bass and Trout are present. Carp average's 2lb but catches up to 20lb is a possibility...


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...This reservoir has a variety of healthy fish including Carp, Roach, Tench, Bass, Zander, Silver Bream and Catfish. You can expect anything from a sensitive Roach to a rod bending Carp. Chris Becker of Cyprus Angling Holidays caught a 31 lb. 4 oz Mirror Carp setting a new record for Cyprus...

Ergazi Dam

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It is about a forty five minute drive from Girne (Kyrenia).

Evretou Reservoir

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...a venue of Carp, Trout, Catfish and Zander. Some Large Zander are present...

Germasogeia (Gemikoniga) Reservoir

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Also see:
Carp, Roach, Bass, Silver Bream, Eels and Grey Mullet (averaging 4lbs)

Gonendere Reservoir

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Towards the east coast of the island, near Famagusta...

Gonyeli Dam

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In the height of summer the water can become low and weed beds are exposed making it difficult to fish in certain areas, but bites are always plentiful. Bread is a good bait on here, but the large shoals of fry will nibble away at it. In common with most other reservoirs sweet corn is the king of baits...

Kafizes (Golf's Lake)

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Rainbow trout, Carp, Mosquito fish, Roach...

Kalavasos Reservoir

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...Carp from 3 to 20 lb., Large Roach over 2 lb. and plenty of Bass. Fishing can start off slow...

Kalopanayiotis Dam

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Rainbow trout, Brown trout, Mosquito fish, Bleak

Kannaviou Reservoir

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Bleak, Mosquito fish, Rainbow Trout


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Bleak, Mosquito fish, Carp, Goldfish, Rainbow Trout

Kouris Dam

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Kouris on the road from Lemesos to Troodos Mountains, it is the second largest dam in Cyprus stocked with Mirror and extremely powerful Common Carp, Large Roach, Silver Bream, Bass and Zander...


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...this reservoir even though large, has little access. Carp, Roach, Bleak, Eel, Trout and 'Rapfen' Carp a predator fish only found in this reservoir...


...situated on the road from Larnaka to Lefkosia a small reservoir with few swims stocked with Mirror, Common and Koi Carp, Roach, Bass, Catfish and Tilapia...

Mavrokolympos Reservoir

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...this dam is plentiful in small Carp and Roach. Bass and Catfish are also present. A few carp reaching 6lbs can be caught...

Myrtou Reservoir [Panagra Lake]

Known as Panagra Lake and set in the Panagra Wetlands...

Polemidhia Reservoir

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Carp, Roach, Mosquito fish, Catfish (Catch & release ONLY)

Prodhromos Reservoir

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Rainbow trout, Carp, Mosquito fish, Roach


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Bass, Mosquito fish, Roach, Carp, Goldfish

Cyprus Freshwater Angling Association

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This is a non-profit Association, with aims to promoting freshwater fishing, by making sure that the relevant laws are observed (and wherever necessary improved), the better supervision of dam management, the introduction of fishing competitions, the organisation of fishing seminars, the suggestions for introduction of new freshwater fish, the better management of existing fish, the development of fishing culture as an active sport, the reinforcement of environmental consciousness, and many more.

Ayios Nikolaos Angling Club

K, British Forces based angling club Contact:

Cyprus Freshwater Angling Association
(P.O.BOX) 20560 CY 1660 - Tel 357 96 710 700 Email: - In Greek but with some pages in English including a pdf of Reservoirs and telephone numbers of nearby Police Stations and Fisheries Department offices...

North Cyprus Fishing Forum

North Cyprus Forums Homepage - Read about Fishing in North Cyprus...

Cyprus villas and apartments
We can also arrange Deep Sea Fishing & Coarse Fishing - Ayia Napa, Larnaca, Limassol, Paphos...

Kontoyiannis House

There are quite a few places to fish in Cyprus, both the sea and man made dam offer quite a few choices. Amateur fishing and Fishing in Dams is outlined below...

Sunshine Luxury Villas

Fishing is extremely popular in Cyprus with the 260 species of fish to search for! Your camera is an absolute essential... Cyprus has 23 dams which are well stocked with a huge variety of fish. The most well known dams are Achna dam, Asprokremmos dam, Evrarou dam, Kalavassos dam, Kouris dam and Mavrolymbos dam, many of which are open all year.

National Fishing Week (Cyprus)

Charter Fishing Blog

...We are still very active on the fishing charter front, after working with the Canadian army guys on a well earned break from Afghanistan for most of august and September. What a time we all had - the guys enjoyed a few beers, good fishing we all came off the boat each night with a few storys of the days adventures, pleasure to have had you aboard guys. The tuna were obliging with a lot of good tuna 25 miles offshore...

Cyprus Fishing
All about fishing in Cyprus - May be I already told that I my fishing career started in Cyprus. Especially thanks to Vadim. Now I can’t imagine my live without fishing...

North Cyprus Fishing in Karpas Peninsula
North Cyprus Fishing Photos, Karpaz Peninsula, Kyrenia, Famagusta. Information on saltwater fish & fishing in Cyprus, map, hotel, and more...


Fishing in Kyrenia
There are numerous fishing opportunities available in Kyrenia. The old harbor is full of fishing boats and fishing has been a local tradition for centuries. In Kyrenia most fishing is done using nets or long bated lines containing hundreds of hooks. Tourists can however, fish using rods, trolling, or multiplier reels...

Ayia Napa - Scuba Princess - Tuna Fishing
The Scuba Princess is a vessel spacially designed for game fishing fully equipped with Radar, Fish finders, GPS Plotter, Autopilot as well as all the safety gear requiredby Marine Law. The boat is fully licenced, insured and inspected by the Ministry of Trade and Commerce. The excursions take place on the South-East coast of Cyprus between Cape Greco and Cape Kiti...

Paphos - Cyprus Yacht Charters

Once you're on board the boat will set off for the fishing zone that best suits the conditions of the day and the type of fish you'll be looking for. Sometimes this can mean traveling quite a way out to sea. Whilst on the way out you'll stop to catch the bait (usually sardinas) using a large net and pulp. During the journey you'll be shown how to use the equipment how to 'bait up', and of course all of the safety features on board...

Paphos - Out of the Blue
We are pleased to offer a full range of sea fishing charters up to 60 miles from shore fishing throughout the year for tuna, shark, Dorado and barracuda. A trip hunting tuna or shark is sure to get the heart beating that bit quicker...

Paphos - Paphos Sea Cruises
Whether you are a seasoned professional, or an absolute beginner, rod fishing off your own private charter is an experience within itself...

Protaras & Ayia Napa - Deep Sea Fishing Cyprus
Join us on the best fishing experience from Protaras or Ayia Napa. Our expertise ensures that you will have the most memorable sea fishing trip that is available. Our professional skippers run daily fishing trips throughout the summer season from Protaras and Ayia Napa...

Protaras & Ayia Napa - Raptor Excursions
We have found the best boats and expertise in Protaras & Ayia Napa to give you the best sea fishing trips available: Daily Fishing Trips - Professional deep sea fishing...

Cyprus villas and apartments
Deep Sea Fishing & Coarse Fishing... Ayia Napa, Larnaca, Limassol, Paphos ,Cyprus. Catch big Carp, then throw them back in - gently. Trips all over the island, a great day out - includes lisences, tackle, bait, lunch and transfers! From C£35...

Fishing in Cyprus

This page is for those of you who are interested in angling and fishing, mostly coarse fishing in Cyprus, but we can also arrange deep sea fishing if you like, check it out below...

Kings Angling Holidays

Fishing Tours
...For the coarse fisherman Cyprus provides a unique opportunity to fish reservoirs holding a fine head of various species. Carp predominate along with roach, large-mouth bass, catfish, perch, tench and zander. A World Five-hour match fishing record was set at Polemidhia in 1989…. Just over 323lb caught on a short pole...

Cyprus Dam Fishing

...7th October - Evretou open match - total fished 14 : total weight caught : 13lbs 13ozs. A difficult dam to fish as the fish do not appear to like the vibration of so meny vehicles. It always fishes better when there are not so many anglers. A big welcome to Dave who is in Cyprus for 2 weeks holiday and had a lovely roach or two in his catch. The majority of the weights comprised of 10-12oz roach. In first place was Vic Chambers with 3lb 2ozs ( a great victory for vic who was using red maggots ) In joint second place was Jackie and Colin with 2lb 2ozs each and the pairs were won by Colin and Ellen with 3lb 8ozs....

Angling or Fishing in Cyprus
This page is for those of you who are interested in angling and fishing, mostly coarse fishing in Cyprus, but we can also arrange deep sea fishing if you like, check it out below...

Carping in Cyprus

Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Alex Antoniades , born in England, moved to sunny Cyprus a few years ago. I've been an angler for about 30 years and own a tackle shop in Ayia Napa, a main tourist resort. I also run the Cyprus Anglers Club and Anglers society (C.A.C. Anglers society)...

Cyprus Dam Fishing
Welcome, you have arrived at the home page of Cyprus Dam Fishing, your opportunity to see what’s happening in Cyprus Dams around Polis, Paphos and Limassol...

Fishing in Cyprus
Hello everybody ! This site provides information about various kinds of saltwater and freshwater fish found in the sea, dams and rivers on the island of Cyprus...

Fishing in Cyprus

Fishing is an extremely popular sport in Cyprus. All year round, locals and tourists are to be found fishing the numerous reservoirs on the island. Deep sea fishing too attracts anglers from around the world, many of whom delight in catching such exotic fish as tuna and amberjack in the warm waters that surround Cyprus. All in all, Cyprus is a fisherman's paradise...

Fishing in Cyprus: Freshwater and Sea Angling
Fishing is a very popular leisure activity in Cyprus as the country has numerous stocked reservoirs as well as exotic species in the sea around Cyprus...

Fishing in North Cyprus

The North Cyprus coast has a wide diversity of fish, but not in overwhelming numbers since the waters are low in nutrients, and therefore low in plankton. However, the keen fisherman can both see and catch fish in these clear seas, including rainbow and peacock wrasse, parrot fish, red soldier fish and red or grey mullet. All these fish also make a very tasty meal! Further out to sea there are small sharks and rays, while octopus lurk in the rocks below...

Fishing in North Cyprus
Offshore fishing in North Cyprus is a fun and relaxing trip at sunrise or sunset, for those who enjoy fishing. Our boat leaves from Girne harbour. Allow five hours for the trip...

Tuna Fishing
Video [rather loud music]

Bass angling - Cyprus Kouris Dam
Another bass catched and released at Kouris Dam...