Tenerife is a hotspot for Big Game Fishing in Europe. With abundant supplies of Tuna, Wahoo, Dorado and Marlin, Tenerife draws fishermen from all over the world.
We normally fish with Jamie Hinson of the "Happy Hooker" pictured below. Jamie, a former Thames river pilot and tug-boat captain, has great experience and provides a superb day out.
It was a slightly overcast morning when we left Puerto Colon harbour a couple of days ago but the weather very quickly brightened and before long we were fishing! Here below is one of my favourite views in the world.
We were particularly after big fish. We had caught quite a few mackerel to use as bait fish and then we were seriously 'Trolling' for the big stuff. After several hours of ploughing the ocean, we had caught nothing but news came over the radio that Jamies sister boat 'Fast Fish' had hooked into a big Marlin. They managed to haul it on board after a one and half hour fight.
In the picture above you can see the tail of the 265 kilo Blue Marlin sticking over the rail. The Geordie boys on the boat were very happy with their catch which was immediately bought by a local restaurant.
Jamie's policy on his boat is to catch and release Marlin where possible. More plentiful fish such as Tuna, Wahoo and other game fish are usually snapped up by local restaurants. Jamie recently caught 9 Albacore Tuna in one day, which is a local delicacy.
While we didn't catch much that day, we did see plenty of wildlife including lots of the local 'Short Fin Pilot Whales', a firm favourite with visitors to Tenerife.
We caught a few smaller fish including a 5 kilo stingray and several other species but no big stuff for us that day. We still had a great day in the sunshine with skipper Jamie and he reminded us that Club Olympus guests are always welcome. Click here to see Jamie's website.
What better way to end the day than with a couple of beers watching the sun set over Puerto Colon!