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Sport Fishing

                                                                                                                                 Private Charters

                                                                                                                               Dolphin Sightings

                                                                                                                                   Gibraltar Trips

                                                                                                                                    Sunset Tours

                                                                                                                                Fishing with Isabella II

        in other aggressors against the church, they
        were either released or sentenced to a prison
        penalty. If they would not recognise their
        heresy or indict others, the accused were                                                                            Estepona is one of the most favoured ports from which to fish
        introduced in a large ceremony before they                                                                           the Mediterranean Sea. Only 40 kilometres from the Strait of    Sailing daily from
        were publicly killed, many by burning, or                                                                            Gibraltar, the stream of cold water constantly flowing in from the
        sentenced to life imprisionment. The Spanish                                                                                                                                            Estepona Port
        Inquisition’s reign of terror was finally                                                                            Atlantic Ocean follows the Spanish Coast. The cold water meets
        suppressed in 1834.                                                                                                  the warm waters of the Mediterranean just offshore creating a    (trips all year round weather permitting)
        For a more tranquil experience, there is the                                                                         feeding ground for a great variety of fish, the smaller bait fish
        Casa Museo Arte Sobre Piel. Córdoba is                                                                               attract the larger game fish.                                  Caught during February
        famous for its leatherwork, in particular, the                                                                       Fishing the Med is an unpredictable pastime. Fish that are
        technique known as guadameci, intricate
        embossed designs with gold, silver and                                                                               supposed to be ‘in season’ vanish and fish that are ‘out of
        coloured paint. The leather, alumed hair                                                                             season’ suddenly appear. As Tommy says, ‘You never know                      Conger Eel
        sheepskin, was uniquely soft, and white. This                                                                        precisely what you will catch from day to day’. An experienced                Congrio
        was then dyed a beautiful red colour using                                                                           skipper, like Tommy, will know what is likely to be about on any
        madder, producing the unique red leather of                                                                                                                                                    Gilt Head Bream
        Córdoba. The practice, introduced in the 10th                                                                        day.                                                                           Dorada
        century, died out after 1610 when the                                                                                Whether it is trolling, bottom or family fishing for fun and dolphin          Mackerel
        practitioners of the art, the Moriscos, were                                                                         spotting, Tommy and crew will make sure you have a great                      Caballa
        expelled from Spain. Modern craftsmen are     became the favourite residence of Isabella I of Castile and            experience on Isabella II.
        re-introducing the craft, and their work is   Ferdinand II of Aragon after the reconquest in 1492.
        displayed in the museum.                      To round off your visit to Córdoba, you could partake of the
        Between the river and the Mezquita is a       Arab baths. There are a few such establishments in the old part         Welcome on Board for a Great Day Out
        rather sombre looking ensemble of buildings.   the city, some retaining use of the original structure. You will be
        This is the Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos.   plied with mint tea while you languish in the warm bath.
        The uninspired exterior hides a splendid      Fragrant candles illuminate the cold and hot bathrooms, and
        interior. Built on the orders of Alfonso XI of   sumptuous oils will be massaged into your body by                   +34 722 590 257                           
        Castile in 1328, the fortress contains        experienced masseurs. It is just a small taste of how a minority
        magnificent gardens and courtyards. The       of the population lived in luxury in this noble city.                  +44 7922 710881                           
        Alcázar of Córdoba is so beautiful that it

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