Tenerife Fishing Season: Best Months to Fish in Tenerife

Tenerife Fishing Seasons

Tenerife fishing season is quite varied, depending on the month of the year. There are basically four main fishing seasons, in which we will be able to find different species in this part of the Atlantic.

Tides, marine species and other aspects of fishing activity vary,  so ist´s quite interesting if you get to know different fishing season in Tenerife, to make the most of your fishing experience.

Fishing in January in Tenerife

In the first month of the year, there are many regular species that can be found in the island, just until the weather and general conditions become different for them to stay in Tenerife. Some of the species we will be able to fish are as follows:

  • Albacore tuna
  • Big eye tuna
  • Skipjack tuna
  • Wahoo
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda
  • Many others

Tides in this season are normally regular, so tourists fishing enthusiasts will be able to fish some big fishes for dinner.

Fishing in February, March and April season

During these season, there are a lot of species that can be found in Tenerife, which makes fishing a very exciting activity during these three months. In addition to this, since its off-season, you will  have the opportunity of fishing quite a lot of species.

Marlin, bluefin tuna, yellowfin tuna, big-eye tuna (the island is world leader in this fish, with several world records), and other species are the most relevant ones in this season.

On the other hand, you will enjoy an amazing weather during these months with pleasant temperatures not as warm as those in the summer.

Fishing from May to November

Best Months to Fish in Tenerife

This is thi best season of the year if you want to do big game fishing (also known as offshore sportfishing), which consists of a recreational fishing mode, targetting large fishes, such as tuna and marlin.

These species visit this part of the Atlantic Ocean and make it their home during this period of the year.

You can find quite a lot of species you can find in this season, and the weather is also great. Some of these species are the following:

  • Yellowfin tuna
  • Wahoo
  • Barracuda
  • Mahi-mahi
  • Big eye tuna
  • Albacore tuna
  • Bluefin tuna
  • Many others

Since this is a season that lasts many months, he possibilities of finding any of these species might increase or decrease, but they can be found on these months of the year.

It’s important to remark that some of our beginner fishers have beaten records in the island fishing big species. You could also achieve it in this season.

Fishing in December

December is probably the month of the year where you’ll find fewer fish species in the island. 

In this month of the year, you will be able to find albacore tunas, skipjack tuna, wahoo, amberjack and barracuda (this last three species are basically all the year in the island).

In addition to this, weather in December is normally cooler and can be more difficult going fishing. However, it is not impossible.

Tenerife fishing seasons can be divided in four main seasons, and according to our opinion, the best is the third one, without a doubt. It is the one that offers more possibilities for fishers,  specially if they are beginners.

If you have already fished in Tenerife, leave your comments! You can tell us which season you stayed, and how your experience was.

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