Fuerteventura is one of the most popular holidaying destinations in the world, most notably because of its volcanic beaches, amazing weather and great food. There’s so much to see and do here, that it’s hard to know where to start, however over recent years tourists have taken a keen interest in fishing along the island’s shorelines.
Tenerife is the only island in the Canaries that’s bigger than Fuerteventura, meaning there’s a lot to export onto the mainland. There are many different types of fishing to experience when holidaying here, and also many different types of fish to be caught!
As there are so many different places to rod out and reel in along the island’s coastline, you won’t know where to begin unless you’ve got a tour guide to help you out. Thankfully, there are a number of local businesses that love to take tourists out on fishing boats, so make sure you compare all their day prices before you book.
Relaxation is the key to having a great time in Fuerteventura, and the same applies to fishing in the Mediterranean. There’s nothing better than sitting back in the sun, in the middle of the ocean, and waiting for tonight’s meal to take a bite out of your bait, and if you’re an experienced fisher, then you’ll have many more tricks up your sleeve to enhance your time at sea even more.
Deep Sea Fishing
If you’re looking to try out big game fishing or deep sea fishing, then there’s nowhere better than Fuerteventura. Because of the island’s warm climate and the warm volcanic sea bed, there are various types of tropical and rare fish to be found off the coast, and it’s also attracts big fish too, ike swordfish or marlin. If you’re looking to take a boat out to sea and try your hand at deep sea fishing, then again the local fishing schools will be happy to oblige – you can either book half days or full days.
If you’re inexperienced when it comes to fishing, there’s no need to worry, because expert instruction comes included with the price of your booking. Not only will you be trained at how to use the fishing rod to the best of its ability, but you’ll also be shown the best types of bait to use to catch the fish. Furthermore, as there are so many different types of fish to see off the coast of Fuerteventura, selecting the right bait is crucial to making your catch.
Types of Fishes
One of the most common fishes that tourists love to catch are stingrays, and some people have even been lucky enough to reel in 20 pounders! There’s also octopus, wahoo, barracuda and hammerhead sharks lurking in the shallow waters, so you might end up coming across some marine life that you never expected to see.
If you’re not good on boats, or you don’t like the sea, then there are plenty of other things to do on the island of Fuerteventura. Why not sip a cocktail on the beach at one of the many fantastic restaurants, or if you’re looking for something a little more exciting, rent a car and go off-roading!