Fishing is a popular pastime in Greece, although not so popular as in the UK. Freshwater fishing is quite rare and most tourist areas, including Kefalonia, have no fishable rivers or ponds. While Greece has an extensive coastline and fishing caiques are a common sight it's currently illegal to take out unregistered ‘passengers’, i.e. to offer fishing trips, although this may change in the near future as Greece bids to increase tourist appeal and revenue.
|So, apart from spear fishing, Greeks tend to fish with nets from their own small boats or with rod and line from the quayside, e.g. at Argostoli, Poros, etc. The Mediterranean is no longer teeming with fish due to over-fishing by international commercial fishing fleets but it's possible to catch sizeable fish from the shore and if you do catch anything worth eating I’m sure one of the local tavernas will be happy to cook it for you for a small charge.|
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Tuna, caught from licensed fishing caique. Photo by courtesy of Jo Thurley