La Gomera is the ideal big game fishing destination for anyone who does not like long flights. It is also perfect for a family fishing holiday as the island is packed with other attractions to keep the entire family entertained. You will be fishing some of Europe’s most prolific waters for species such as Blue Marlin and massive Giant Bluefin Tuna. A big advantage of this fishing holiday is that all fishing tackle is included.
La Gomera is one of the smaller of the Canary Islands, situated 20 miles south-west of Tenerife. The island has no international airport so has been relatively untouched by tourism thus keeping its local charm and beauty. The island is easily accessible via various ferry services throughout the day from Los Cristianos on the south coast of Tenerife
La Gomera offers good local food and drink. There are several great little restaurants in the capital where the marina and accommodation are. Food and drink are very cheap which is an added bonus. There are various shops and supermarkets all in within 10 mins walk from the boat.
You will fish the calm waters in the lee of the island, which are only five minutes from the marina. These calm waters are home to world record Blue Marlin, Bluefin Tuna, Bigeye Tuna, Albacore, Yellowfin, Spearfish and White Marlin.
The two main target species are Tuna and Blue Marlin, both of these species grow to a huge size in these waters with the Giant Bluefin Tuna reaching 700lb and Blue Marlin exceeding 1000lb. Other species you may catch are Spearfish, White Marlin, Makos and Wahoo.
The season for the Giant Bluefin Tuna is February to May and in some years the Tuna have been caught as early as mid-January. Blue Marlin season runs from May to end of October and each year anglers boat fish reaching 1000lb with the most common size being around 600lb.
The skipper and deckhand take fish conservation seriously. For any fishery to be sustainable we need to not only release fish but make sure that when we do, they are in great condition to breed and fight another day. Bait and switch techniques with circle hooks are used for Marlin and Tuna. This is because it is far more ethical and less damaging to the fish as in most cases the hook sets in the scissor of the jaw, which facilitates the easy release and prevents foul hooking. This also has the benefit of being able to match the tackle to the fish, unlike lure fishing.
The fishing hours normal depart marina of San Sebastian at 9:30 am and head out to the fishing grounds, 5 minutes from the Harbour. The boat then heads back to the marina for around 5:30 pm, 8 hrs later. Onboard, there will be food and drink included and all of your tackle will be provided.
Jason Pipe and his crew of numerous skippers and deckhands will be looking after you whilst out fishing. All of the skippers have wired some incredible fish in their lifetime and you will soon realise from the work ethics why they are the most used team on La Gomera.
There are daily flights from most parts of Europe so we can extend your stay so you can experience the stunning island. We have listed below a few of the Islands natural attractions that are well worth a visit:
- Parque Nacional de Garajonay – La Gomera’s prime attraction, the magical, often- misty Parque Nacional de Garajonay extends across 40 sq km of dense, primeval forest and is something you simply must visit as it’s very much like stepping back in time.
- Drago de Agalán – Visit the island’s oldest Drago (dragon tree) rests in the palmed lined valley, 2 km north of Alajeró.
- Parque Etnográfico Los Telares – A reconstructed 19th-century gofio (roasted Canarian grain) mill sits at the heart of this multifaceted private ethnographic centre, which also takes in a traditional, self-sufficient organic orchard and a gallery showcasing the local rural lifestyle, typical crafts, Silbo Gomero and the island’s history
If you have any questions on any of the big game fishing holidays we offer then contact us in the office, our experienced team will be happy to help you with any queries you have. Additionally, you can request a free brochure.