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Morocco - Lagsera

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Leave Sidi Ifini by the coastal road heading north and after 11km you will come across a sign on your left-hand side saying Plage Gzira. Drop off the "International Road" and follow the track until you come to the top of the cliff.

The fishing village of Lagsera is hidden at the base of the cliff. Here you will find an Auberge, a cafe and one shop where you can buy fresh fish and bread. If you are looking to camp for the night you will find a campsite on the top of the cliffs.

Gzira Beach

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The beach of Gzira is a delight, with miles of fine sand between the headlands. Fantastic views are the order of the day. On the fine sand you can find a quiet spot for the day, you may be the only person on the beach.

Take your time and explore Gzira. Enjoy the sand between your toes and the warm Saharan breeze through your hair or work on your tan. The walk under the 100m arch, designed by mother nature, is a must, but watch out for falling stones. Surf the beach break or off the headland, beach combe or cast a line for your supper.

Beach Casting

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Morocco's 3500km of coastline is renowned as one of the largest fish rich areas of the Atlantic Ocean. The fishing off the Sahara is one of the richest areas of the world.

With the water between 17.c- 19.c and the day time sun rising the air temperature well into the 30's you have an ideal world...

The small Berber villages which follow the coast, rely on this natural resource as their main food store. From the delights of crab and octopus which are found at low tide in the natural supermarket (open 2 times a day; low tide only) to the sole which is found on the break line shifting through the sand, you have the beach.The setting sun will leave you with memories.

Add to this the lack of population and you will understand why this is an area that any fisherman should visit for a few days.

Guides to Morocco At low tide it is the bait collection moment.. .the sea potato is what you have to look for, this salt water algae is found at low tide attached to the rocks. If you stand on the potato it will eject a jet of salt water to let you know that its under your foot!

The potato has to be cut off the rock using a sharp knife, then the hard part. Holding the potato in one hand cut open the alge...the smell that flows from the potato will make your stomach churn!! But the pulp in a plastic sealed container and open up the next one! You can understand why the fish are attracted to the soft pulp.... Attach the potato to your hook ( thread the barb through the eye of the potato then wrap the pulp around the hook, wash your hands!)

A 4m beach caster, line and reel, lead weight and a bit of plastic is all that is needed for a session of surf casting.
Run the 50g weight up the line (15kg). Attach the piece of plastic bag to the end of the line. (This will stop you losing the weight.) Add the hook 50cm from the weight on a 50 cm trace (10kg).

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