Contrary to popular opinion, I honestly do some work BUT on days off I do enjoy going sea-fishing as you guys know.
I generally go with my mate Jamie Hinson who has a charter boat called "The Happy Hooker".
The Hinson family have fished the waters of Tenerife for more than thirty years and know the best places to catch big and small game-fish.
Pictured above is me (Ivan) sat waiting for something to bite at our 'Troll-Rods' at the back of the boat. This particular day we were mostly 'Trolling' for Amberjacks, Bluefish and Barracuda. We did a little bit of bottom fishing and caught two magnificent Stingrays.
Here is one whopper that we caught. We don't even bring them onto the transom of the boat nowadays to spare any further stress, we immediately unhook them and they swim away. Whilst they are edible, stingrays are not what we are after. When bottom fishing we want Sea-bass, Amberjacks, Trigger-fish and stuff that is generally easy cooking!
It was my Brother Tony's (also of Club Olympus) first trip out with us. He had a great day and had some good catches. In fact he caught the first fish on the boat with a nice Mackerel. I also had a good day as you can see below.
A nice couple of Barracuda and Red Snapper, all good eating. See below what I did with one of my Barracuda!
Barracuda, wrapped in a tinfoil parcel with Lemon juice, celery, onion, cherry tomatoes and chopped grapes, salt and pepper, in the oven for 30 minutes. Fabulous!
So all in all a great day. Fishing is just one of the many things to be done here in Tenerife. If you are interested in knowing more, please check out Jamie's web site here at The Happy Hooker
Jamie's boat is based out of Puerto Colon just below Club Olympus, about a 10 minute walk. Ask any Olympus team member and we will point you in the right direction!