July 19, 2013
Fishing in the Canary Islands
Europe's capital for Sport Fishing!
We're not always aware that the Canary Islands, Europe's n° 1 for sport fishing, are is situated only 4 hours flying from London, Paris or Düsseldorf. The Canary Islands are famous for their subtropical waters with plenty of sport fishing possibilities. They attract anglers from all around the world to practice big game fishing, jigging and spinning around these beautiful Islands. Some islands even have carp fishing lakes!
Situated on a marine bottom with over 3000 meters of depth, the Canary Island is constantly nourished by the currents of the Atlantic Ocean. There are plenty of off shore seamounts that rise thousands of meters form the ocean floor and stop short of the surface. The marine nutritional chain is formed by its huge variety and quantity of species of sedentary and migratory fish, sharks and cetaceans.
The Canaries are a privileged place for big game fishing. The Blue Marlin, the king of the ocean, visits the islands from June to September chasing the huge supply of pelagic baitfish such as mackerel, tuna and bonito. During the high season, several blue marlin up to an estimated 500 pounds are released every week. The bigger billfish can weigh up to 1100 pounds in these waters!
Big eye tuna, yellow fin tuna, wahoo and dolphin fish are few of many species that can be captured in the Canary Islands.
The archipielago is also a paradise for jigging and spinning. The mixed bottoms with sand or other rocky zones give shelter to fascinating species, such as the Moroccan dentex, the amberjack and the grouper, among others.
A good option to fish on this breathtaking Island is to contact a fishing charter, commanded of guides with expertise and knowledge of the area. Dpesca.com wants you to save time and effort, and therefore offering you a selection of the best charters available on the Canary Island.