Big Game Fishing in Gran Canaria
Gran Canaria is perfect for you if you enjoy big game or deep sea fishing, especially from May to September. All of the main coastal resorts in Gran Canaria have companies that offer deep sea fishing. To get the most from your time fishing on the sea, it is better to sail from Puerto Rico or Puerto de Mogan. The best fishing area is the stretch of sea between La Aldea de San Nicolas all the way round the west coast of the island to Maspalomas. Fishing is a great day out for all ages whether you are an experienced at fishing or a novice who is eager to go out to catch their first bite, especially when the sea is calm. Remember to take a hat and the sunblock when you out fishing or you will catch more than you bargained for (sunstroke), don't forget the wind burns as well.
There are fishing excursions that start as early as 8.30am and range in duration from 4 to 7 hours. Because Gran Canaria is on a shelf the land drops away really quickly to a depth of 3000 metres. With it´s temperate climate, the island of Gran Canaria is perfect for deep sea fishing all year round.
Following is a list of the fish you can expect to catch on a day out deep sea fishing; 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, 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, White Marlin: Present in Gran Canaria throughout the summer, Atlantic 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: White tuna: 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 366 kg, Big-eye tuna: Gran Canaria is the world leader in this fish, with several world records in excess of 160 kg, Skipjack tuna: It is particularly plentiful in Canary Island waters, Yellow fin tuna: This species can also be caught in island waters, Atlantic bonito: is in abundance from March to July.
Dorado, Wahoo, Angel Sharks and Hammerhead sharks, (species that are of interest to both amateur and professional fishermen), are to be found at no great distance from the shore; international fishing 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 individuals, impress and give great pleasure, to those who come to Gran Canaria for the high quality fishing.
If you are considering a fishing excursion, you could consider in contact with White Marlin. White Marlin are dedicated to trolling and bottom fishing. White Marlin, also the name of the boat is a Catamaran of 12 metres in length and 4 metres width. White Marlin also hold all the necessary licences and required security in order to participate in sport fishing on the island of Gran Canaria. White Marlin can be found moored in the largest of the two marinas at Puerto Rico. The company White Marlin offer a range of different charters for fishing and a tiered pricing structure. Booking your fishing excursion is by far the most economical as you will receive a substantial discount. The fishing trip, when you book with White Marlin, includes, the use of all fishing equipment and bait, a sandwich and a drink. More cold drinks are available for you to purchase while you are on board. To help make your fishing excursion as comfortable as possible White Marlin are also able to organize return transfers between your hotel and the harbour. For more information about White Marlin and the fishing excursions and tournaments that they have to offer visit white marlin.com