Dalyan means "fishing weir" in Turkish. Bass, Mullet and Sea Bream swim upstream from the sea to Köyceğiz Lake where another large town of the region, Köyceğiz, is located. The fish spawn there, and when returning to the sea they are caught in the "dalyans".
Fishing around Dalyan is prohibited and Dalyan Dalko (the fishing cooperative) controls the fishing grounds.
But always you will be see the people fishing off the jetty by the riverside always. Also you will be find someone to take you fishing, usually near the beach area. Your best bet if there are no organised trips is to ask one of the boat owners or one of the friendly your hotels, villas, restayrants or bar owners and I'm sure they would put you in contact with someone to help.
One Dalyan visitors tried to explain their fisihing adventure.
"... team has taken and variety of fish and blue crabs were collected... After one hour a result of intensive hunting in the one we heard a sound "too many do not make sense anymore to keep all .. " we suddenly stopped. more logical and ethical factors in the opinion did not make sense. The result was satisfactory enough. Goal reached our goal we hunting prey species..."
Bird Watching in DALYAN
Ornithology is an observation sport, which maintains the identification of the nature from views of the birds. Birds, which are the best the indicators of a healthful environment, are present within all kinds of life ambient. You can perform bird observation nearly everywhere around the Dalyan. 180 kinds of bird species have been registered up to today.
Dalyan Köycegiz Lake is situated on the important bird immigration roads,various bird species can be found round the Dalyan delta including White Tailed Eagle, Common Buzzard, Black Kite and Kestral. Kingfisher is one of the most common birds in Dalyan area.
Dalyan is also a popular destination for people on special interest holidays for Bird Watching. This is a part of one birdwather's report:"... I saw 95 species which was a good haul given my relatively limited experience and time and lack of car on most days. I also lack a telescope which frequently prevented effective identification of a number of species. I saw 25 new species to me which perhaps shows my inexperience, but I was obviously extremely pleased with this total. Given the locations visited, I was surprised at the lack of wetland species - only the heron species are well represented in the list...
I saw lots of reptiles - scores of tortoises, several snakes and many lizards. We got up early to see leatherback turtles one morning...
In conclusion, a great country to visit - for birdwatching and a general holiday. The Turks are fabulously friendly and hospitable and Dalyan itself is a pleasant quiet resort, albeit rapidly expanding outwards (at least building over two storeys is prohibited). I would like to return ..."
Perfect place to stay...
...you will love to return year after year just like home away home.