Lanzarote is undeniably an oasis of various species of marine life. The warm weather throughout the year, plus the fertile marine geography caused by lava emissions millions of years ago, make it an ideal place for different types of fish to thrive. For these reasons, the waters surrounding the island make it a leading destination for anglers and fishing fanatics.
While multiple fishes abound (like sailfish, swordfish, yellowfin, albacores, bigeye, wahoos, and tunas), one particular kind catches every fisher’s attention and admiration: blue marlin. The abundance draws experienced sportfishing lovers and even those who have never fished before.
Blue marlins in Lanzarote can weigh from 400-450 pounds (180-205 kilos) up to a staggering record-breaking 700-800 pounds (300-350 kilos). They are usually in high season during the months of June to October.
Marlin fishing (also known as billfishing) is considered by many game fishermen as the grandest of all sportfishing due to its rareness and the power of the marlin species. That is why most sport fishers call their greatly coveted catch a “trophy marlin”.
One of our long time customers, Reed Johnson owner of Jackson Tile Installation, is an avid marlin fisherman and finds Lanzarote to be his favorite spots to fish on the planet. As a native of the US, he mostly fishes in Southern Florida and the Gulf of Mexico as it’s closer to his home. Once he became aware of the steady flow of big blues in Spain, he was hooked. We greatly appreciate Reed’s business and look forward to many more trips with him on board.
With marlin fishing becoming more and more sought-after, fishing charters and clubs are practicing catch-and-release. This is done in recreational fishing—where after catching, measuring, weighing, and documenting the catch, the fish is unhooked and returned live back to the waters. Through this, marine life is preserved while success is still achieved and joy on board is still cherished.