I heard that in Portugal you need to have a fishing licence for both shore and boat fishing. As I fish often, I thought I should show willing rather than ignorance! Locals can get one from a cashpoint but non locals need to go in person to: Deleg. de Barlavento DRAP Algarve At: Porto de Pesca de Portimão 8400-278 Parchal Tel: 282 490 630 Fax: 282 490 631 It is open Mon-Fri and closed for lunch. Go off the N125 towards Portimao before the bridge signposted Estombar/Ferragudo/Parchal. Follow the Parchal signs for a few miles before there is a roundabout with the port to your right. You go through past a security shed and the building you need is first on the left when you turn immediately left. You pay in cash and its 8 Euros for a year for a shore licence. You will need a shorter term licence to go on a boat trip. You need your passport and then keep a copy of it with the licence when you fish. So far I have caught bream and assorted other fish below the small pool at RB and above Caneiros beach and am still trying for my first bass off Centiennes beach - but lovely spot to keep trying early in the morning when the sun comes up. Hope helpful and tight lines!