Mogán, Gran Canaria (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 windsurfing, surfing and scuba diving. In the interior you'll find amazing landscapes which are ideal for hiking, cycle touring, rock climbing and even caving. We love to go fishing in the Canary Islands.
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.
The Blue Marlin (Makaira nigricans) is probably the most wanted fish in the sport fishing world. The magnificent fighter usualy feeds during day time on fish, octopuses and squids. Blue Marlin is mainly caught trolling with artificial lures or with dead bait (bonito, mackerel...).
Also known as Mahi Mahi (Coryphaena hippurus)
The Dentex (Dentex dentex) grows up to1m (3 ft) and 16 kg (35 lb). Common in the Mediterranean Sea, Black Sea and the Eastern Atlantic Ocean. He likes sandy & rocky areas up to 200m (700ft). Trolling or drifting with life bait are best, jigging is also a great technique.
The Pink Dentex (Dentex gibbosus) - distribution from Portugal to Angola, Mediterranean Sea and Canary Islands. Best Techniques to catch are live bait or jigging.
Little tunny or False Albacore (Euthynnus alletteratus)
Bluefish (Pomatomus saltatrix) are one of the finest sport fishing species. One of the best techniques used to fish them is trolling, especially using artificial lures and natural bait such as small barracuda or garfish. Another technique to try is to fish using a boat in well-known areas, trying to provoke the fish to take a bite with stick baits, lures or poppers.
This fish is of the Balistidae family. There are about 40 species of Triggerfish.
The Bluefin Tuna (Thunnus thynnus) is a pelagic fish that can grow up to 500kg (1000lb). The biggest Bluefin Tuna every caught was 780kg (1496lb). These great fighters can be caught trolling, jigging, casting or drifting mainly in off-shore.
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 fish in both fresh water and salt water. The fishing charters in the Canary Islands normally have the fishing license included in the price, so you don't need to buy one if you're chartering a boat.