The best area for deep sea fishing, both in terms of the
quantity of fish and the variety of species, lies between the
Point at Maspalomas to the Point of "El Descojonado" (La Aldea
de San Nicolas).
Whether you are a regular fisherman or someone that wants to
catch your first bite. All ages will love the fishing here in
Gran Canaria. With the calm ocean it really is a lovely day out.
Be sure to take your sun cream and hat though, otherwise you may
come back catching more than you bargained for - sunburn!!
excursion's starting as early as 08.30 hour. They range from 4
hours to 7 hours, so you will have part of the day still do to
more exploring afterwards!!
Marlin: Refers to
different species with the common characteristic of an upper jaw
ending in a long snout. These species are found in Canary Island
waters, especially from May to November.
in Gran Canaria are perfect all year round for fishing with
water temperatures of 19°C in winter and 26°C in summer
and a depth of up to 3.000 m around the island make Gran Canaria
ideal for deep-sea fishing.
Blue Marlin: Gran
Canaria is one of the places where the largest of these species
can be caught. Regular catches of Blue Marlin range from 150 -
225 kg with last year's record standing at 360 kg.
Present in Gran Canaria throughout the summer.
Spearfish: The Island holds the absolute world record
for this marlin species.
Swordfish: The usual
size of the species in island waters is 2.5 m. weighing in at
over 84 kg.
Tuna: The Canary Island archipelago is in the
middle of one of the most important tuna migration routes of the
Atlantic. They pass Gran Canaria, especially the southern and
north-western coast of the island, in the middle of spring,
early summer, and from the start of autumn until winter arrives.
The most common species are:
The island holds several world records for this species,
weighing in at over 30 kg.
Blue fin tuna: It is
less common, but large individuals have been caught in excess of
Big-eye tuna: Gran Canaria is the world
leader in this fish, with several world records in excess of 160
Skipjack tuna: It is particularly plentiful
in Canary Island waters.
Yellow fin tuna: This
species can also be caught in island waters.
bonito: in abundance from March to July.
Wahoo, Sharks and Hammerhead species, of interest to both amateur and
professional fishermen, are to be found at no great distance
from the shore; international championships are frequently held
in these waters and to date 75 world records have been obtained.
The broad range of professionally-organized fishing trips for
both groups and individual delights those who come to Gran
Canaria for fishing.
There's a good choice of companies offering deep-sea &
big game fishing from Puerto Rico, Puerto de Mogán and also from
the other harbours on the Island.