Gran Canaria

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Welcome to the island that’s often referred to as a “continent in miniature,” owing to the sheer variety of its locales. From sprawling sandy beaches to breathtaking hiking destinations, you’ll begin to wonder how so much biodiversity can be packed onto a single island. Fishing in Gran Canaria is a more focused affair, meaning that the local anglers know exactly what they want and how they can get it.

Known For

When it comes to fishing for big game, Gran Canaria is one of the best places in the world to do it. Puerto Rico de Gran Canaria has more than 50 deep sea world records under its belt, drawing in anglers from all over to test their lines against the local big fish. The downside of this big game fishing craze is that it keeps other kinds of fishing under the radar. For example, the mountain lakes dotted all over the south side of the island have some fantastic fishing in store.

Deep Sea Fishing

If you’re the least bit interested in billfishing, you’ll want to check out what offshore fishing in Gran Canaria is like. The continental shelf lies just a few miles off the coast, which means you can reach the fishing grounds within mere minutes of casting off. The main attraction in these waters is the Blue Marlin, but there’s also plenty of White Marlin, Mahi Mahi, and Sharks to go around. Summer is the ideal time to be fishing for these species, but also to enjoy the golden beaches.

Those more interested in fishing for Tuna will also have plenty to do in Gran Canaria. With species like Bluefin, Skipjack, Yellowfin, Albacore, and Bigeye Tuna present at varying times of the year, there’s always something to be found in the deep blue.

Reef Fishing

The abundance of coral reefs around the Canary Islands makes for extremely productive reef fishing time and time again. The most popular catches for reef fishing anglers are Amberjack and Red Snapper, available in large numbers from winter until mid-spring.

Lake Fishing

Often sidelined in favor of the better-known saltwater fishing, the Gran Canaria lakes remain a hidden gem of the local fishing scene. A real shame too, because Carp fishing here is simply outstanding. There’s no lack of skilled guides who exclusively take people fishing for Carp in places like Lake Chira.

Gran Canaria Fishing Tips

  • Most deep sea fishing charters will have special equipment for reef fishing that includes things like metal jigs for Amberjack.
     
  • The bulk of local charter companies can be found on the southern part of the island, namely in places like Puerto de Mogan and Puerto Rico.

Need to Know

People in the Canary Islands speak Spanish, but professional charter operators will have a bilingual crew because the islands are popular with European anglers.

Regulations

Fishing from marinas or harbors is strictly forbidden in the Canary Islands, but feel free to fish from jetties and piers. Anglers going on their own will need to buy a fishing permit, whereas charter captains will have that covered for their guests.

Budget

The usual asking price for a fishing trip in Gran Canaria is around US$100 per hour. This can vary depending on the type of trip as bottom fishing trips are less expensive than offshore trolling ones.

Getting There

The main way to reach Gran Canaria is by plane from Europe or Northern Africa to Gran Canaria International Airport. There’s a bus line that runs directly from the airport to the city center. Rental cars are another option to make navigating the island easy. Both will do the job when it comes to getting you near the water, and that’s where the real fun begins!

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January

Fishing the reefs is a great way to start off the year with a bang. Whether you’re looking for Sharks or delicious Red Snapper, it’s good fishing all around.

February

The reef bite is going strong, and various Tuna will be making an appearance soon. Plenty of Amberjack and Barracuda to find in the deeper waters.

March

Tuna season officially begins in Gran Canaria, which makes March a perfect time to come down and test your skill against some delicious fish.

April

Expect most of the local angling scene to be busy going after Tuna, but you can also check out awesome Carp fishing in a number of local lakes.

May

This part of the year is when billfishing starts getting really good. Blue and White Marlin, along with Spearfish, tend to be the main targets for the day.

June

June is pretty much the best time of year for fishing from Gran Canaria. The waters are teeming with Mahi Mahi, Marlin, Tuna, and many other species.

July

It’s tournament season in the Canary Islands, with the Puerto Rico International Big Game Tournament open for any angler looking to sign up. Give it a go if you’re a competitive spirit.

August

Summer might be winding down, but excellent fishing opportunities are far from gone in August. The bite is still hot, especially if you’re after billfish.

September

September is your last chance to get hooked up on a variety of offshore fish species. Bluefin and Bigeye Tuna fishing is viable for the first half of the month.

October

October is a transition period, so if you’re lucky you can have a very diverse fishing experience. From Red Snapper in the reefs and Billfish further out, to Carp in the lakes, take your pick.

November

The Marlin are pretty much gone for the rest of the year but don’t despair! The local reefs are teeming with Red Snapper, and you can go after Sharks to shake things up a bit.

December

New Year’s Eve in Gran Canaria is a sight to behold. But before you get wrapped up in the festivities, you might want to try your hand at fishing for the likes of Amberjack or Skipjack Tuna.

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Fish On - 35' Cata Sportfisher
Fish On - 35' Cata Sportfisher
Fishing charter in Pasito Blanco
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 27 reviews
Had a grate days fishing with Pedro , very friendly & equipment excellent. Caught 10 Sting rays up to 70lb in weight , 8 Barracuda 1 Blue fish & 2 bonitos
Ian  G.
Ian G. United Kingdom
Fish On - 35' Cata Sportfisher
Fish On - 35' Cata Sportfisher
Fishing charter in Pasito Blanco
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 27 reviews
we had a beautiful day with good action! We enjoyed a lot and grew was really professional and friendly .
Ari  I.
Ari I. Madrid, MD
Fish On - 35' Cata Sportfisher
Fish On - 35' Cata Sportfisher
Fishing charter in Pasito Blanco
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 27 reviews
I went for an eight hour trolling trip with captain Pedro and deckhand Pepe. I was late in the season for marlin but one of the boats near us, caught a blue marlin, about 200 kg. Sadly we didn't have any strikes at all. But as I use to say... A bad days fishing is better than a good day at work.
Anders  L.
Anders L. Gothenburg, Västra Götaland
Fish On - 35' Cata Sportfisher
Fish On - 35' Cata Sportfisher
Fishing charter in Pasito Blanco
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 27 reviews
I always have low expectations of catching on sport fishing trips, it’s the nature of the sport, so it was so exciting to firstly catch 2 Bonito in the first hour and then a 300lb Blue Marlin in the second! Pedro was great, really friendly and helpful and encouraging, I really enjoyed the experience and would recommend Go Fish to anyone holidaying in GC who wants to have a crack at catching a monster! My arms ache but it was an experience I will never forget!
Daniel  P.
Daniel P. United Kingdom
Fish On - 35' Cata Sportfisher
Fish On - 35' Cata Sportfisher
Fishing charter in Pasito Blanco
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 27 reviews
Had a great day with Pedro! He has great knowledge and is very experienced. Three bites, Blue fins, during the day!! Fantastic! Can highly recommend!!
Viggo  J.
Viggo J. Sabadell, CT
Fish On - 35' Cata Sportfisher
Fish On - 35' Cata Sportfisher
Fishing charter in Pasito Blanco
4.0 Very Good Very Good Very Good Very Good Very Good 27 reviews
Booked a 4 hours trip for me and my friend, Friendly captian whos trying to to the best for your experience. Not the best season to fish in tough. Went out caught some live baitfish and then fished with the bait fish, got 2 nice Bonitos and a snapper and some different species. Of your here in season I think this captain can get you allt of nice fished. Had a nice Book of His captures om the boat wivh tells me hes a Good captain.
Daniel  W.
Daniel W. Lleida, Catalonia
Fish On - 35' Cata Sportfisher
Fish On - 35' Cata Sportfisher
Fishing charter in Pasito Blanco
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 27 reviews
Had a fantastic day out on the ocean! Can definitely recommend Pedro and his crew!
Craig  C.
Craig C. Stockholm, Stockholm
Fish On - 35' Cata Sportfisher
Fish On - 35' Cata Sportfisher
Fishing charter in Pasito Blanco
4.3 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 27 reviews
The captain speaks English very well, he arranged a taxi to pick us up and drop us off. He provided us with drinks and a sandwich. The fishing wasn’t very good, just baitfish around with the exception of a small stingray. However the captain was pleasant, helpful and interesting. I would and more than likely will book my trip with him next year.
Allan  F.
Allan F. United Kingdom
Fish On - 35' Cata Sportfisher
Fish On - 35' Cata Sportfisher
Fishing charter in Pasito Blanco
4.3 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 27 reviews
Overfall a good experience, but unfortunately this day we caught no fish. Nice captain and crew. I plan on contacting them again in the Future.
Ernst  S.
Ernst S. Kristiansand, Vest-Agder Fylke

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Gran Canaria

To give you an idea of how much a fishing trip in Gran Canaria costs, the average price for a 4 hour private trip is $544, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $985. These prices are based on trips booked on our site recently.

Prices will vary depending on trip length, fishing technique, as well as the type and size of the boat you booked. However, to give you an indication, the average boat size in Gran Canaria is 35 ft and the most common vessel type is a Angler.

According to customer reviews, Carp Gran Canaria and Fish On - 35' Cata Sportfisher are some of the most popular fishing charters in Gran Canaria. Full list of top fishing charters in Gran Canaria.

Fish On - 35' Cata Sportfisher received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Gran Canaria.

The best way to experience fishing in Gran Canaria is to book a private charter with a licensed fishing guide. See the full list of charters available for online booking here: List of fishing charters in Gran Canaria.

The most popular fish species you can target are Barracuda (Great), Amberjack, and Dolphin (Mahi Mahi). Top fishing techniques include light tackle, deep sea fishing, and bottom fishing. Lake fishing, nearshore fishing, and offshore fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

New Year’s Eve in Gran Canaria is a sight to behold. But before you get wrapped up in the festivities, you might want to try your hand at fishing for the likes of Amberjack or Skipjack Tuna. Check availability for local fishing charters in Gran Canaria.