Sports & Recreation

A Guide to Fishing in Fabulous Fuerteventura

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Fuerteventura is ideal for holiday-goers looking to relax and do a spot of fishing since there are plenty of accommodation options close to the coastline (and a whole range of fish to be caught!).

With the rocky shores and deep water, there are plenty of opportunities to join the locals for a catch or two. Whether you fancy fishing off the rocks or on board a boat, rocky Fuerteventura is guaranteed to provide a satisfying fishing experience.

Get Started

There are endless fish to be caught in Fuerteventura. Transfer straight from the airport and you can get started in no time! Organised sea trips in Caleta de Fuste and Corralejo can be enjoyable and offer a chance to get to know other fishermen and women. There trips also provide access to larger fish like Mullet, Bream, Barracuda and Parrotfish.

Alternatively, deciding to go solo can be just as rewarding depending on what technique is preferred.

A Technique Guide

Here are some of the fish you can catch in the region depending on your technique.

  • Spinning and plugging: Atlantic Bonito, Barracuda, Bluefish, Garfish and White Trevally.
  • Float fishing and free lining: Atlantic Bonito, Barracuda, Bluefish, Garfish, Pandora, Parrot Fish, Seabream and Wrasse.
  • Bottom fishing: Barracuda, Bluefish, Comber, Dentex, Garfish, Grouper, Moray Eel, Octopus, Seabream and Wrasse.

Equipment

Rods are easy to find in Fuerteventura. They are available in hardware shops or the specialist shop in Caleta de Fuste aptly named ‘Gone Fishing’. Many other shops also hire out rods for a small fee and deposit.

The Rulebook

Local law requires everyone who fishes in Fuerteventura to hold a valid license. Licenses can be issued easily by the Agricultural and Fisheries Office on Puerto del Rosario – all that is needed is a passport and some cash. Make sure to do this before casting your line.

All else that is asked is that no person uses more than three hooks or two rods at a time and only catch a maximum of 4kg a day. Alongside this, it is important not to collect mussels or limpets and to avoid areas where fishing is prohibited – signs will often say ‘pesca prohibida’ or ‘no pescar’.

Watch Out!

Additionally, it is important to note that some animals need to be handled with caution. The bright colour and spikes of some fish are generally a solid indication that they could potentially be poisonous and possibly lethal and should be dealt with carefully. Also, it is best to avoid fishing between midday and 3pm when the sun is its hottest – nobody likes sunburn.

To start a holiday off on the right foot, it is recommended to pre-book an airport transfer. Fuerteventura has so many opportunities for a relaxing yet entertaining holiday, so transfers are the most guaranteed method of achieving a hassle-free stay. With an airport transfer, Fuerteventura’s finest catches are closer than you think.

Lukas Johannes is a driver for Shuttle Direct, the number one provider of shared and private airport transfers in various countries across the globe. If you’re visiting the Canary Islands and looking for an affordable transfer, Fuerteventura Airport arrivals are easy to navigate when you book with Shuttle Direct. Lukas and his colleagues will make sure that you get to and from the airport swiftly and safely.