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Spanish You Need To Know Fishing In Latin America


Author: Bullbuster Team

If you are going to fish in Latin America there are some Spanish words that you should learn. 

Basic Spanish Words & Phrases For Fishermen 

Yellowfin tuna caught in the Galapagos Islands

Boat 

Lancha 

(lahn-cha)

Panga

panga 

(pan-gah)

Motor

motor

(moh-tor)

Anchor

anchla

(an-klah)

Rope

cuerdo

(kwuer-dah)

Reel 

carrete

(ka-ret-teh)

Rod

CaƱa 

(kahn-yah)

Line

linea 

(leen-yah)

Hook 

anzuelo

(anh-zuel-oh)

Feather

pluma

(ploo-mah)

Sinker 

Plomo

(ploh-mah)

Bait

Carnada

(car-nah-dah)

Live Bait 

Carnada Viva

(car-nah-da vee-va)

Island

isla 

(ees-lah)

Rocks

Roca

(roh-kahs)

Deep Water

en la honda

(en lah hon-dah)

Shoal, Shallow

bajo

(bah-ho)

Shore

orilla

(or-ree-yah)

Birds Working 

parajos trabajando

(pah-ha-robs tra-bah-ban-do)

Wind

viento

(vee-en-toh)

Waves

ondas

(ohn-das)

Fish Names In Spanish 

(Note that these may change from country to country)

Any type 

pescado

(pes-cah-tho)

Amberjack

pez fuerte 

(pez fue-er-tay)

Barracuda

picuda

(pee-cu-dah)

Bonito

bonito

(boh-nee-toh)

Black Seabass

mero prierto 

(mer-oh pree-aay-toh)

Bonito

bonito

(boh-nee-toh)

Corbina

corbina

(kor-bee-nah)

Cornetfish

corneta 

(kor-nay-tah)

Corvina 

corvina

(kor-bee-nah)

Croakers

roncador

(robn-kah-dohr)

Dorado

dorado

(door-ah-thoh)

Grouper

garropa

(gah-roh-pah)

Halibut

lenguado

(len-gua-thoh)

Hawkfish

chino mero

(cheen-noh-meh-roh)

Jack Crevalle

toro

(toh-roh)

Ladyfish

machete 

(mah-kah-rel-lah)

Leopard Grouper 

cabrilla pinta 

(kah-bree-yah peen-tah)

Mackerel 

macarela

(mah-kah-rel-lah)

Marlin

marlin

(mar-lin)

Needlefish

agujon

(ah-goo-hohn)

Pargo

pargo

(par-go)

Pompano

palometa

(pah-loh-meta)

Pufferfish

bolete

(bo-le-tah)

Ray

raya

(rhy-ah)

Red Snapper

huachinango

(wah-chee-nang-goh)

Roosterfish 

pez gallo

(pez gah-yoh)

Sailfish

pez vela 

(pez ve-lah)

Shark 

Tiburon

(tee-bur-ohn)

Sierra

sierra

(see-air-ah)

Skipjack

barrilete

(bah-ree-leh-teh)

Snappers

Pargo

(par-go)

Spotted Bass

cabrilla pintica

(kah-bree-yah peen tee-kah)

Spotted Cabrilla

cabrilla pinta

(kah-bree-yah peen-tah)

Triggerfish

cochi

(koh-chee)

Tuna

tuna

(tu-nah)

Yellowtail

jurel 

(hur-el)


Phrases You May Need To Fish 

Please fill up the gas tank

Lenno, por favor. 

(Yay-no-poor-fah-vor)

How much do I owe you?

Cunto te debo?

(Kwan-toh teh day bo)

Where's the road to?

Donde esta el camono a...

(Don'-day es-tah ell kam-ee-no-ah)

Where is the best fishing around here?

Donde es la mejor pezca por aqui

(Doh-day es lah may-or pes-kah poor ah-key)

How has the fishing been lately?

Como ha estado la pezca, ultimamente?

(koh-moh ah es-tah-doh lah pes-kah ool-tee-mah-men-tay)

Can we rent a panga here?

Podemos rentar una panga aqui?

(Poh-day-mos ren-tar oo-nah pan-gah ah-key)

I would like to fish for...

Me gustaria pescar...

(Me goos-tah-ree-ah pez-kar)

How much does it cost?

Cuanto cuesta?

(Kwah-toh kway-stah)

What time shall we meet?

A que hora nos encontramos?

(Ah kay or-ah nos en-kon-trah-mos)

Lets fish with bait.

Vamos a pezcar con carnada. 

(Va-mohs ah pez-kar kohn kar-nah -dah)

Lets fish deep. 

Vamos a pezcar en un lugar hondo. 

(va-mohs ah pezkar en oon loo-gar hohn -doh)

Lets fish near shore. 

Vamos a pezcar en la orilla

(vah-mohs ah pez-kar en lah or-ree-yah)

Let's fish here.

Vamos a pezcar aqui. 

(va-mohs- ah pez-kar ah-key)

Let's fish here. 

Vamos a pezcar alla. 

(Va-mohs ah pez-kar ah-yah)

What kind of fish is that?

Que tipo de pescado es?

(Kay TIPO day pes-kah-doh es?)

Gaff it!

Enganchalo!

(En-gahn-chah-lo)

Release the fish. 

Dejelo ir 

(Deh-heh lo ear)


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