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Licence to fish tenerife

Discussion in 'General Sea Angling Discussion' started by mick meadows, Jan 10, 2017.

  1. mick meadows

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    Im off to tenerife in aprill.
    Ive been looking to see if a licence is required.
    From what ive read, ive got to go to 3 different places as to require a licence and it could take up to 4 hrs.
    If this is right, its a joke.
    Is there a way i can get it sorted before i go, only going for a week.
    I fished lanzarote a few years back and did not know about a licence, just took it for granted it was the same as here.
    Any help would be appreciated, as id like to be legal
     
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  3. mikeyfelley

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    Pm Scott Hutchison he'll tell you everything you need to know
     
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  4. mick meadows

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    Cheers mike
     
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    plead ignorance your british you assumed you didnt need a licence for sea fishing
     
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    Thats exactly the attitude that has decimated our canals and sea bass. Ignorance of the law just makes you a bad angler in my very humble opinion of course
     
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    Like the poles do with our fish. I don't think so. Knobs emptying our stock as if they don't know better.

    Wrong attitude that to act dumd
     
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    Speak to the local police officers, I did on Gran Canaria, they said it was ok to fish, but not to take the fish.
     
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    I`ve fished the Canaries for more years than I care to remember now, I can assure you "pleading ignorance" will not get you far except perhaps to the local nick. Speaking to the "local" police is one thing, they may tell you you can fish but the local police, (blue uniforms) have no authority when it comes to checking licences. The ones you have to worry about are the Gardia Civil (green uniforms) and they will have you without problem. Up to you it costs buttons for 3 years and a minor inconvenience to have to go to the local council office, then the bank (normally close by) pay your money and go back to the council office with a receipt, simples.
     
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    Id much rather pay for a licence, that way i aint gota keep looking over my shoulder to see whos about.
     
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    Just a thought Mick, if you are there in April and can get a boat you are in prime bluefin tuna season with chance of early wahoo as well as albacore. I`m FV for 3 weeks, 22nd March. Told `er indoors it was better weather, (less wind), totally slipped my mind to mention the bluefin :):)
     
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    Pensioners free?
     
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    Cheers for that stan.
    Im going to look up the boat trips, going to try and find a decent skipper, not just a tourist boat.
    But im not quite sure where to look at the mo.
    Have a good holiday
     
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    No idea I`m afraid, never fished Tenerife, never even been there, always FV. Mind you I know a man over there who might know, I`ll e mail him see if he has any info.

    EDIT: I need to go lie down, the Captain, has just agreed with my first post above.:eek::eek:
     
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    Captain C,
    I'm off to Benidorm in a few weeks, I did read (somewhere, have to have another search) that that pensioners was free, must have misinterpreted it? (enlightenment please?)
    I have been told by a police officer while I was fishing in Salou that I couldn't fish until dark, he then went on his way
     
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    Spoke to my mate in FV he does not know any charter boats but seems a Brit started up 3-4 years back somewhere and got a good name, afraid google is your friend. He also posted on here so worth a search, then again the search facility is fcucked :(:(:(:(
     
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    They get a licence...But are not charged for it.
    Licence checking is absolutely nothing to do with police....As already said it is the Guardia Civil...(Seprona branch)
    The licences for the C.Valencia have been reintroduced...Havent got my new one yet as it too cold yet and wont bother until it warms up.
     
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    Cheers stan
     
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    Have look on the Europe forum.. there are several different licences, one for boat trolling/deep sea and one for beach. IM bluemeeni on the lanzarote 2017 message string. He may be able to help on the lanzarote forum. Personally been to lanzarote about three times now. Never asked for licence, but have heard stories of confiscated equipment and €500 fines.. plus the fact it is the law.. wouldn't do it in a river here... plus we would not be happy if a visitor did it here either.. it can be half a day out of your holiday, but lasts three years and covers "Spain" as far as I am aware
     
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    ;) How old before you are a "pensioner", I was 42 when I got my first pension but had to wait until 65 for my state pension. We get a cheaper licence here at state pension age but not a free one.
     
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