Canarias Fishing

Gently bathed by the Atlantic Ocean and sporting a bad case of the Eternal Summer syndrome, the Canary Islands are as close as you'll get to a true tropical heaven on earth. And with over 50 world fishing records set in the Gran Canaria alone, you're pretty much guaranteed a prime quality fishing experience as well. The archipelago's Big Game prospects remain a well-kept secret for many, but that's bound to change any minute now. Better start packing!

Known For

Tenerife Island, Two Capital cities, Blue Marlin Oasis, 2nd Biggest Carnival in the World, Monk Seals, Mount Teide Volcano, Endemic ‘Canarian’ Wrestling, Big Tuna Frenzy, Ropa Vieja dish, Loggerhead Turtle, Siam Water Park, Silbo Gomero - ‘whistling language’, Generous Wahoo and Dorado seasons, El Hierro Island Vast Biosphere, Papas Arrugadas dish, Exceptional Reef Fishing, Tenerife Dragon Tree

Rules & Regulations

A fishing licence is required for sports fishing around the Canary Islands. Fishing without a valid licence may incur a fine. There are three types of fishing licence available:

  Recreational fishing licence (Pesca Mar­tima Recreativa de Altura)
  Underwater fishing licence (Pesca Recreativa Submarina a Pulm›n Libre)
  Recreational fishing licence from a boat (Pesca Recreativa de Superficie, bote sin curricÿn)

Foreigners must present a valid passport in order to apply for a licence.

Types Of Fishing

Heavy-duty trolling for Monster Marlin in the Gran Canaria, Big Tuna spectacle in La Gomera, Billfish Craze in Fuerteventura, Yellowfin Madness in Lanzarote, Majestic Year-round Big Game prospects in Tenerife, Carp Fishing in Gran Canaria, Superb Reef Fishing on all islands

Canarias Fishing Calendar

See what’s biting by month or species.