Fishing in La Gomera

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Fishing in La Gomera offers endless possibilities because it has the superior natural splendour, typical of the Canary Islands. Throughout the season ...

Fishing in La Gomera offers endless possibilities because it has the superior natural splendour, typical of the Canary Islands. Throughout the season you can enjoy jigging and bottom fishing, and you can expect to catch species such as bonitos, grouper, wahoo, amberjacks, pink dentex, as well as many others. The fishing charters in La Gomera target tuna in April & May; marlin fishing in La Gomera can be done between May and September, being the peak season June, July & August.

La Gomera is known for the year-round sunshine, the beaches and its mild temperatures. In the interior you'll find amazing landscapes which are ideal for hiking, cycle touring or rock climbing. 

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Most popular fishing boats charters in La Gomera

Makaira

4 29,53 ft

San Sebastián de la Gomera, La Gomera (ES)

From $1675
Deposit non-refundable

Nell Magic

6 36,09 ft

San Sebastián de la Gomera, La Gomera (ES)

From $1653
FREE Cancellation 14 days notice

Maynieves

4 48,00 ft

San Sebastián de la Gomera, La Gomera (ES)

From $1080
FREE Cancellation 14 days notice

No Limits Two

10 42,00 ft

Puerto Colón, Tenerife (ES)

From $691
FREE Cancellation 14 days notice

Raggie Fishing

8 36,75 ft

Puerto Colón, Tenerife (ES)

From $75
Deposit non-refundable

No Limits One

7 28,00 ft

Puerto Colón, Tenerife (ES)

From $81
FREE Cancellation 14 days notice

Happy Hooker

8 36,09 ft

Puerto Colón, Tenerife (ES)

From $81
FREE Cancellation 14 days notice

Gavin Glen

6 26,25 ft

Puerto Colón, Tenerife (ES)

From $605
FREE Cancellation 3 days notice

Crested Wave

8 40,00 ft

Puerto de Los Cristianos, Tenerife (ES)

From $81
FREE Cancellation 14 days notice

Reviews from the users

Although the first and last hour were spent fishing the middle 2 hours were spent standing around watching them trawling I had booked the trip for my husbands 50th birthday and expected him to have a rod in his hand the whole trip
Lorraine Dearing

wir (alle auf dem Boot) haben den Tag 2 Thunfische (ca. 1kg), 2 Makrelen (ca. 300g) gefangen dazu ist noch Schildkröte gekommen, die bei Bodenfischen angebissen hat. war schön Meerschildkröte so zu sehen. leider war zu wenig Aufrüstung auf dem Boot, bei Bodenfischen (hat Blei gefehlt), man könnte nur 1 Angel effektiv genutzten.
Marian Marian

slecht gevangen. Dat zal ook de tijd van het jaar zijn.
Wim Bos

Prima Goede vangst
tom Keersmaekers

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Trolling, depending on the season, one can target species such as wahoo, bonito, barracuda, sama, amberjack, bluefish, tuna and dolphinfish.

Deep sea fishing and big game fishing in La Gomera is a unique case; during the months of May, June and July one of the most impressive and emblematic species on the planet visit the island: the coveted blue marlin, and many fishing charters move their ships to the island to allow their passengers to fish in La Gomera. 

Top Fish Species in La Gomera

Blue Marlin: Its preferred habitat is at considerable depths, from 500m. But sometimes they are caught out of the port in only 70m of water. Blue marlin is fished by using lures, trolling behind the boat. The thrill of fishing in La Gomera attracts anglers from around the world who want to take on the the challenge of catching a blue marlin.

White Marlin: The white marlin is the little brother of blue marlin and is quickly recognized by their light blue stripes and more rounded than the blue marlin dorsal fin. They usually move in small groups in waters deeper than 100m. White marlin feeds on all kinds of fish, cephalopods and crustaceans, and is fished mainly by trolling with artificial lures.

Wahoo: This predator has straight, razorlike teeth and is located around the world in tropical and subtropical waters. Sport fishermen know them for their speed and prized flesh. Wahoo have been captured 2.5m long and weighing up to 83kg. The wahoo can reach speeds up to 95 kph and it is hailed as the fastest sea animal. The wahoo is caught mostly by trolling with artificial lures.

Big eye tuna: They can measure 2.5 m almost 200kg. It has large and well-developed eyes to see in high depths where visibility is poor. They are natural fighters and can hold out for several hours during the battle to get them out of the water. Fishing in La Gomera for this species is typically done by trolling with artificial lures and, sometimes, with natural bait.

Albacore: Albacore is named so due to its white meat, but it known as white tuna by the fishermen of the Cantabrian Sea. They have long pectoral fins and large eyes. They can grow to a meter and a half, and weigh up to 65kg. Lures, such as feathers of around 30 - 50 pounds, are used with the trolling technique.

Top sport fishing species in La Gomera

FISHING SEASON IN La Gomera

Autumn and winter: Anchored or drifting the best technique for this time of year is bottom fishing. With natural bait you can catch all kinds of rock fish, including raya grande, and in the mid-waters, you can fish for sierra (the Canarian name for Atlantic Bonito). Live bait (mackerel, choco or squid for example) can be used to fish amberjack and sama.

Fishing in La Gomera during the winter is characterized by the passage of bluefin and big eye tuna. During your fishing trips, you will be able to catch them trolling with large lures and/or natural bait.

Spring and Summer: Fishing in La Gomera in spring is characterized by the arrival of warm water streams from the south of the Canary Islands. This stream reaches La Gomera at first, before reaching the other islands. It brings with it abundant nutrients of small fish such as mackerel, sardine and menhaden; at the same time wahoo, albacore, bonitos, white marlin and above all, the blue marlin. The best months for fishing in La Gomera is late May, June and July. Marlin is usually found in La Gomera in up until September, but in smaller numbers.

At this time of year almost all boats offer trolling: at the rate of 6-8 knots all types of artificial lures, such as octopus and squid, are used. It is caught on the surface and lures are usually out of the water, creating a trail of bubbles that attracts predators. The vast majority of fishermen engage in responsible fishing: once they have enjoyed the fight with the fish - they can weigh more than 1,000 pounds (500 kg) - they set it free, unharmed.

TOURISM & OTHER ACTIVITIES

Visit the capital city of San Sebastian de la Gomera or Valle Gran Rey. Nature lovers will love to visit the natural park of Garajonay National Park or the Barranco de Arure. Go to one of La Gomera's black beaches like Playa del Inglés. Enjoy the scenic viewpoint like mirador Abrante. 

LEGISLATION / REGULATIONS

You need a fishing license to fish in fresh water and salt water. The fishing charters in La Gomera normally have the fishing license included in the price, so you don't need to buy one if you're chartering a boat.

How much does it cost to rent a boat to fish in La Gomera?

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 private 6 hour La Gomera fishing trip is 1125€. An 8 hour private trip will cost you 1000€ to 1500€, depending on whether you are looking for inshore or offshore fishing.

What does the price include?

The price usually includes the captain, fishing tackle, fuel, bait & lures, taxes and fishing licenses. On every listing we indicate whether drinks and food are included.

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.

Key takeaways

Avg Capacity: 5 people
Popular fishing techniques: Tuna fishing, Trolling, Marlin fishing
Average price: $0 per day
Low season price: $1081 per day
High season price: $1675 per day
Included: Fishing tackle, Fishing License, Bait & lures

Frequently asked questions about fishing in La Gomera

According to our customers, some of the most popular fishing charters in La Gomera are:
Makaira
Nell Magic
Maynieves
No Limits Two

Depending on the boat, a fishing charter in La Gomera can accommodate up to 6 passangers, although most charters are for 5 people.

Typically in a charter in La Gomera, a fishing boat charter will include the use of the boat, Fishing tackle, Fishing License, Bait & lures. Some charters may also include Snacks and Drinks, while others may allow you to bring your own.

On average, the prices for a fishing trip in La Gomera are around $184 per hour. However, prices can vary depending on factors such as the duration of the trip, the size of the boat, and the number of people. For shorter fishing trips and smaller boats, prices can start as low as $1081 for 8 hours and 4 people. During the high season, prices can increase up to $1675 for a 8-hour-trip with 4 people.

In La Gomera, you can fish:
Yellowfin Tuna
Blue Marlin
White Marlin
Albacore
Dorado
. Fishing regulations may vary, so make sure to check them before you go to La Gomera. We recommend Catch & Release, especially for undersized fish (for example using barbless hooks).

In La Gomera you can do a variety of fishing methods including Tuna fishing, Trolling, Marlin fishing, Deep sea fishing. Regulations and restrictions vary depending on the species.

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