Pasito Blanco, Gran Canaria (ES)
Fishing in Gran Canaria is synonymous with relaxation and great action at the same time. The island offers spectacular fishing conditions that are onl...Read more..
Fishing in Gran Canaria is synonymous with relaxation and great action at the same time. The island offers spectacular fishing conditions that are only a three hour flight away. Like all the islands in the Canary archipelago, fishing in Gran Canaria is characterised by the existence of sedentary species and migrating fish.
Gran Canaria is known for the year-round sunshine, the beaches like those from Güigüi, the famous dunes of Maspalomas or Playa del Inglés and its mild temperatures. It's a hotspot for windsurfing, surfing and scuba diving. In the interior you'll find amazing landscapes which are ideal for hiking, cycle touring or rock climbing.
Puerto Rico de Gran Canaria, Gran Canaria (ES)
Puerto Rico de Gran Canaria, Gran Canaria (ES)
Très bons souvenirs de cette partie, tout était impeccable et très professionnel (nous étions le seul bateau à avoir prit du poisson).Nos rêves se sont réalisés. Nous recommandons.
It was a great days fishing. Started off by catching some bait fish, which was fun. While also having a second rod nearby. 3 tuna were caught. Along with skate, and various types 9f rays. We even had a 3ft shark on board. All in all a fun day.
No catch for me on this trip.
Excellent days fishing,highly recommended.
While deep sea fishing in Gran Canaria can be done all year round. On the reef all kind of differens smaller species can be caught with natural bait such as cut fish, squid or shrimp. March and April use to be very good for Tuna Fishing. The first marlin show up towards May and hang around until October more or less. Every year is different though and depending on currents in the Atlantic Ocean, weather conditions and other factors. These are our favorite game fish in Gran Canaria.
Gran Canaria fishing can't be thought of without blue marlin. These powerful fish are sought after by fishermen for their size, power and their great fight. The excitement and action that is involved attracts anglers from around the world who want to meet the challenge of catching a blue marlin. The best time to fish them is from July to October.
The white marlin feeds on all kinds of fish, cephalopods and crustaceans. You’re most likely to use the trolling technique with artificial lures or with bait such as octopus, with the best time to try between July and November.
From November to January, the big amberjacks (30-50 kg) or medregal as they are called in the Canaries, go back up to the top of the trophy food pyramid. During these months, you can go fishing in Gran Canaria 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.
You're most likely to hook big eye tuna by trolling with artificial lures and sometimes with natural bait. Big eye tuna and other tuna such as Albacore and Bluefin Tuna can be fished especially during the months of February, March and April.
This dweller prefers subtropical Atlantic Ocean waters at low and medium depths. Adults are usually more voracious predators, deceiving jigging from boats. To catch this snapper, it is recommended to put a whole or piece of a prawn, cuttlefish or octopus on the hook.
If you're interested in fishing in Gran Canaria, you might also be interested in fishing in Barcelona, fishing in Mallorca, fishing in Marbella and fishing in Tenerife.
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...).
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 Bluefin Tuna (Thunnus thynnus) is a pelagic fish that can grow up to 500kg (1000lb). The biggest Bluefin Tuna ever caught was 780kg (1496lb). These great fighters can be caught trolling, jigging, casting or drifting; mainly off-shore.
The skipjack tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis) have a strong body with black stripes on the side. The largest skipjack tuna can reach up to 100 cm (40 inch) and weigh up to 10 kg (22 lb). Skipjack are mainly caught trolling lures.
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...).
Whether you practice spinning, jigging, coastal trolling or bottom fishing, Gran Canaria fishing is exciting & diverse.
Gran Canaria is ideal for big game fishing as, at a short distance from the coastline, there are significant depths of water and you can catch almost anything from just outside of the port. The island, next to La Gomera and Lanzarote, is known worldwide for its blue marlin fishing.
Several international big game fishing tournaments are held every year in July and August in ports like Pasito Blanco, Puerto Rico, Puerto Base and Mogan. This is when the biggest, fastest and most expensive yachts come to the island to troll off its coasts to target the granders: blue marlin up to 1000lbs!
These massive pelagic fish visit Gran Canaria from June to late October, along with white marlin, dolphinfish and different types of tuna (yellowfin tuna, skipjack tuna, big eye tuna). Bluefin tuna comes to the waters in from February until May. Whilst Gran Canaria fishing with natural bait, you can also catch the hammerhead shark.
Light tackle trolling with equipment of 20-30lb and small lures can provide a good fishing trip in Gran Canaria. Depending on the season, it is possible to catch different species such as Pacific sierra, pargo (red snapper), wahoo, Atlantic bonito, barracuda, pink dentex, amberjack, bluefish, tuna (red and yellowfin) and dorado.
The rocky bottom of the sea with its sandy areas make Gran Canaria a really great place for fans of jigging. Throughout the seasons, it is possible to practice this vertical fishing, allowing you to capture Atlantic bonito, Pacific sierra, grouper, amberjack and barracudas. For a successful trip, it is advised to have a good guide who knows the area of Gran Canaria, since it’s important to know many things including the tides and currents, when and where to drop the jig, the best time of day and what kind of jig to use. Otherwise, the fishing opportunities in Gran Canaria can be significantly reduced.
Anchored or drifting are the best techniques for deep sea fishing in Gran Canaria during autumn and winter, and this can be done with natural bait to catch all kinds of rockfish, stingray and Atlantic sierra. With live bait (mackerel, cuttlefish or squid for example) you can catch amberjack and pink dentex during your fishing trip. Winter is the best time to catch bluefin tuna, big eye tuna and albacore. This type of fish can be caught with lures and natural bait, and for catching tuna, the best technique is to drift with natural bait.
Springtime is when warmer water currents reach the Canaries, with this stream able to attract an abundance of nutrients for small fish like mackerel and sardine (the preferred food of wahoo), albacore and especially the blue marlin. Billfish visit Gran Canaria from June to October, although the best time for fishing marlin in Gran Canaria is during the months of July and August.
Gran Canaria is also a great place to go cycling, kite surfing, windsurfing in Pozo Izquierdo, Mountain biking, wine tasting experience, whale watching, snorkeling & diving, sailing, horse riding, hiking and much much more.
Enjoy the local food in the hundreds of bars & restaurants of Pasito Blanco, Playa del inglés, Meloneras, Mogan and Puerto Rico; try dishes like Mojo Picón, Papas Arrugadas,
Almogrote or Sancocho canario.
Gran Canaria host several famous festivals such as the Carnival of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, the Branch Festival - also known as La Rama, Corpus Christi or the Canary Islands International Jazz Festival.
The capital Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is certainly worth a visit with its old city centre, the boulevard, the beaches and its nightlife.
Wether you fish from the shore, on your own boat, with a shared charter or a private charter, you need a fishing license to go sea fishing in Gran Canaria. The fishing charters normally have the fishing license included in the price, so you don't need to buy one if you're chartering a boat.
For a days fishing from the shore, you can buy a fishing license in the local tackle store like Quintana Pesca in Vecindario or Fishobby in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.
Depending on the charter fishing boat and on the duration of your fishing tour, you’ll pay more or less for the tour. The price for a shared half day trip is 80€ per person, usually these trips are from 09 am to 3 pm. A half day 6-hour private charter costs around €700, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you €900.
The price usually includes the captain, fishing tackle, fuel, bait & lures, drinks and licenses. Most charters also include a small sandwich; feel free to bring extra food if you want.
The fishing charters also offer (free) pick-up and transportation from and to the hotel. The transportation service is only for the south of the island (Mogán, Puerto Rico, Meloneras, Pasito Blanco, Maspalomas, Playa del Inglés...).
Once you’ve made a booking, the captain will contact you to arrange the meeting point and the departure time. Also, we recommend you contact the captain a couple of days before the tour to confirm the weather forecast.