Caleta de Fuste, Fuerteventura (ES)
The Canary Islands are known for the year-round sunshine, it's beaches & sand dunes, the volcanos and its mild temperatures. The islands are a hotspot for...Read more..
The Canary Islands are known for the year-round sunshine, it's beaches & sand dunes, the volcanos and its mild temperatures. The islands are a hotspot for windsurfing, surfing and scuba diving to observe its great marine life. In the interior you'll find amazing landscapes which are ideal for hiking, cycle touring, rock climbing and even caving. We just love Canary Islands fishing!
There are eight major islands in the archipelago of the Canary Islands, each with a breath-taking countryside and great fishing possibilities: La Gomera, La Palma, El Hierro, Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura, Lanzarote and La Graciosa.
Puerto de Los Cristianos, Tenerife (ES)
No catch for me on this trip.
Die Tour war zwar nicht sonderlich erfolgreich, aber das ist eben so beim Angeln. Kapitän und die Crew haben sich bemüht die in der Gegend eigentlich fängigen Plätze abzufahren. Da ich das Fischradar auch im Auge hatte bleibt nur zu sagen leider heute kein bzw. wenig Fisch vorhanden. Dafür kann aber die Crew nichts! Durch die dadurch gegebene Zeit zum Reden habe ich gerade für das Angeln auf den Kanaren (obwohl ich schon mehrfach dort sowohl vom Ufer als auch vom Boot geangelt haben) noch einiges gelernt. Das Angeln war gemischt aus Trolling und Jigging. Ich habe hier den Stern nur auf Grund des geringen Fangs abgezogen.
Great captain, great boat!
David Banham Banham
Whether you go trolling, big game fishing, bottom fishing, spinning or vertical jigging, Canary Islands fishing is about catching strong and big fish. Here are our 5 favourite species you can catch during your next fishing trip.
The Blue Marlin is the Canary Islands fishing favourite species to both novice and experienced angler. This powerful fish can provide quite some excitement and action during your next fishing trip. Make sure you have the right fishing tackle (such as Shimano Tiagra 80lb or even 120lb). The best time to fish them is from late may to November. They can grow up to 1000lb!
White marlin feeds on all kinds of fish, cephalopods and crustaceans. You’re most likely to catch them trolling artificial lures or natural dead bait. White marlin fishing in Canary Islands is best between June and November.
From November to January, the big amberjacks (30-50 kg) or medregales as they are called in the Canaries, go back up to the top of the trophy food pyramid. During these months, you can fish with live bait in optimum conditions: calmer sea and with temperatures between 23 and 25°C. For live-bait fishing, you should use a technique pattern that you have mastered to get the best results.
In the Canary Islands, you are most likely to fish big eye tuna by trolling with artificial lures and sometimes with natural bait. Big eye tuna and other bluefin tuna such as Albacore can be fished especially during the months of February, March and April.
This dweller prefers subtropical Atlantic Ocean waters at low and medium depths. To catch this nice fish, it is recommended to use whole or piece of a prawn, cuttlefish or octopus on the fishhook. Other species you can catch while bottom fishing in Canary Islands are Moray eels, snapper, jack, red scorpion fish, barracuda, bonito, ray... just to name a few.
The Blue Marlin (Makaira nigricans) is probably the most wanted fish in the sport fishing world. The magnificent fighter usually feeds during day time on fish, octopuses and squids. Blue Marlin is mainly caught trolling with artificial lures or with dead bait (bonito, mackerel...).
Mahi Mahi (Coryphaena hippurus) are also commonly referred to as dorado, dolphin or dolphinfish. They are recognizable by their bluntly shaped heads, long dorsal fin and their bright colouring, dark blue and green on their dorsal side and yellow on their sides and underside.
Yellowfin tuna grow fast, up to 400 pounds (180kg) in about a 7-year lifespan, and they range in length from 59 inches to 88 inches long. They’re known for their torpedo shape, with a pointed nose and a sickle-shaped tail, and have dark blue backs with yellow sides (thus their name) with a silver underside.
Wahoo (Acanthocybium solandri), also known as Ono (meaning “delicious” in Hawaiian), are found in many subtropical and tropical waters. They’re identifiable by their blue-green upper body which shifts into silver towards their belly. They also have blue vertical striping along their sides. These predators are torpedo-shaped and have long and largemouths with teeth.
The White Marlin (Kajikia albida) is a very nice predator which can be caught off shore in warmer waters. This powerful fighter usually feeds during day time on fish, octopuses and squids. They can be caught trolling with artificial lures or with dead bait (bonito, mackerel...).
There’s more than fishing in the Canaries; you can also go cycling, kite surfing, windsurfing, mountain biking, wine tasting, whale watching, snorkeling & diving, sailing, horse riding, hiking and much, much more.
Don't miss the volcano Teide in Tenerife, Spain's highest point and the highest point above sea level in the islands of the Atlantic. The Mount Teide, the third largest volcano in the world, is surrounded by an unearthly landscape of solid lava.
Enjoy the local food in the hundreds of bars & restaurants of the area: Mojo Picón, Papas arrugadas, Almogrote, Sancocho canario etc.
The Canary Islands host several famous festivals such as the Carnival of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, the Branch Festival - also known as La Rama, Corpus Christi or the Canary Islands International Jazz Festival.
You need a fishing license to go fishing in Canary Islands. The fishing charters in the Canaries normally have the fishing license included in the price, so you don't need to buy one if you're chartering a boat.