Recreational big-game fishing
The great biodiversity found in the waters of Gran Canaria makes the island one of the best destinations for this sport on an international scale. This has been proven on several occasions by different records recognised by the International Game Fish Association (IGFA). An extensive variety of species is caught in these waters, therefore there have been records of species as different as the blue marlin, needlefish, swordfish, big-eye tuna, Atlantic bonito, barracuda or albacore, among others.
This biological richness together with the favourable weather conditions of the island make this sport possible all year round, although the best season for needlefish and tuna is from May to December. Various big-game fishing competitions take place on the island throughout the year based in the different marinas in the south of Gran Canaria. The main area for big-game fishing is between Punta de Maspalomas and Punta del Descojonado (San Nicolás de la Aldea) which is where the greatest variety of fish can be found.
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