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I visited Costa Teguise from 8 to 15 of March.
There are not many places you can fish there because the water is quite shallow. The only marks with deep water are the harbor wall and few rock marks halve a mile north of the resort.
Here are a few photos of these marks:

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I caught lots of sea bream and boga on float (10g float with size 7 hooks) and bottom three flapper rigs with size 2 hooks. The bait was prawns and baby squid I bought from the Eurospar supermarket in Arecife. It is the only shop with a fresh fish counter in the area. There you can check the species of fish you can expect to catch.

Here is the map with the Eurospar supermarket:

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I had fished for six mornings and evenings with a live boga on a float for barracuda, bluefish and other predators but did not have a bite.
I met Alan who lives in Playa Blanca and he took me to a local tackle shop where I bought a jar of the small baked and salted crabs. These are the bait for parrot fish. They were very expensive - 20 euros for a jar with 20 crabs. I fished two mornings by the rocks with them but did not have any bites from parrot fish.

The harbor wall at the marina in Costa Teguise IS ALLOWED for fishing! I found out this the last day of my stay and fished it for two hours only. It is very convenient fishing platform. On the inside you can expect to catch boga, sea bream and sole on prawn and squid. The locals are catching BIG MULLET on bread there.
From the boulders on the outside they catch the bigger bream on the bottom and parrot fish on the float. If you fish the outside of the wall close to the mouth of the harbor with live boga on the float you should expect barracuda. The big garfish takes squid and fish strips on the float with a metal trace.

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All in all I found Fuerteventura to be much better place for fishing with deeper water and more easy access marks than Lanzarote.

Despite of the lack of big fish at the end of my line I had great time in Lanzarote!

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A fine report Vlad and thanks for some very well-timed information, for me — I'll be over there this time next week, taking a couple of rods and staying in Playa Blanca but ... have car, fish anywhere :)

A couple of questions:
From what I've read on here so far, there's some confusion as to whether tourists need to bother with a licence — any comments / did you get one?

And is there any rule of thumb about what state(s) of the tide to fish out there, or is it like here, just dependant on the specific mark?

Cheers,
Colin
 

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Hi 4Fox Hake!
A license would be nice. I did not have time to find out where the office is in Arecife. I think you should speak good Spanish to manage to get one quickly.
I have not been asked by any representative of the authorities for a fishing license in the Canaries yet.
The tide is important if you fish the shallow waters of some of the marks for mullet.
In the deep water marks I showed, it is much more important the time of the day you fish. The morning is the best. The evening is good too. I haven't fished at night, but this is the time you get the big rays and the sharks. At midday it was slow. I was catching only Boga after 10am until 4 pm.
In Playa Blanca there is deep water from the boulders outside the harbor wall.
Early in the morning you can catch parrot fish on float with the small cabs sold in the shops. You need longish strong rod - 12ft minimum, 10g sliding float, 12lb main line and hooklenght, special short shank 4/0 hook (you have to ask for them in the shop - "GANCHOS POR VIEHA". Impale the small crab on the point of the hook and fish 3-4 ft off the bottom no more than 5-6 ft out. If you hook into a parrot fish bully it out quickly or it'll snag you in the holes of the rocks. It is great to eat!
There is good fishing from the rocks in Papagayo. To get there you have to drive down a long dirt road. That’s why I did not go there.
If you go to Costa Teguise, stick to the harbor wall. It is the most comfortable place to fish.
In Playa Blanca the fishing is better though - the water is deeper. Try to find where the locals are fishing and fish their methods. This is always the best bet.
If you decide to fish for the mullet, use fine hooklenght - 3-4lb and small hooks size 10. Loosefeed mashed bread and fish bread on the hook - paste or flake. You mast have a long handle landing net! Otherwise you cannot land the fish. I hooked into a 3lb mullet but could not land it.
Good luck!
 

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Thanks, Vlad.
I'll have all that kit with me, except the landing net, unfortunately ... I'll have to keep an eye out for someoe else with one before I tackle the mullet!

PHP:
I haven't fished at night, but this is the time you get the big rays and the sharks
:punk:

I think 80% of mine WILL be at night, and I could really, really do with a decent ray!

Thanks again and watch this space.... :)
 

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If the ray don't show , barracuda come in under the streetlights after dark.
Plugs or live bait under a float.
The police will show an interest if you fish after dark but are friendly about it.And they still didn't ask for a license.
 

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Thanks, Vlad.
I'll have all that kit with me, except the landing net, unfortunately ... I'll have to keep an eye out for someoe else with one before I tackle the mullet!

PHP:
I haven't fished at night, but this is the time you get the big rays and the sharks
:punk:

I think 80% of mine WILL be at night, and I could really, really do with a decent ray!

Thanks again and watch this space.... :)


Make sure you take some anchor rope mate !!! i was nearly spooled of 350 yds of 100lb braid on sunday night.Made most of it back but hook pulled about 45 mins in.

If you dont have heavy gear,just use a small tail end of Mackerel as the smaller baits tend to get you the smaller Commons.
 

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Hi all, i visited lanzarote 2 years ago, I stayed at the tequisol which is at the very north of costa tequise, i found the night fishing to be excellent catching rays barracuda and a species of fish i hadn't seen before at regular intervals. I found whole squid tipped with a mackrel fillet works a treat ledgered at night. I managed 3 rays biggest around 12 pound and barracuda was 6 pound. Now i dont know what the average fish size is in them parts, but for me it was a magical experience to be able to fish for species i've never caught before. Regarding licences i never had one, i was approached by the police after dark and they seemed ok about fishing after an initial grilling, i explained to the best i could its what i had come on holiday to do. Make sure you leave your mark as you find it take your rubbish with you and don't abuse the locals, once the police see you a few times they tend to let you get on with it without bothering you.

p.s always return your catch to fight another day afterall its a holiday and if you put them back the fish will still be there the next time you go on holiday to lanzarote.

Have fun fishing :clap3:
 

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A fine report Vlad and thanks for some very well-timed information, for me — I'll be over there this time next week, taking a couple of rods and staying in Playa Blanca but ... have car, fish anywhere :)

A couple of questions:
From what I've read on here so far, there's some confusion as to whether tourists need to bother with a licence — any comments / did you get one?

And is there any rule of thumb about what state(s) of the tide to fish out there, or is it like here, just dependant on the specific mark?

Cheers,
Colin

Hey Colin,
Cheers from Frankfurt Germany.I´ve been reading this thread with growing joy
and was wondering if we could meet do do some fishing in Lanza :) I will also be there from the 25th for 1 Week.I´m with my Lady so I can only do 1 Day of fishing.The plan is acually to go on a Boat to do some Trolling & later ground fishing cost is 60 Euro + 40 for non fisher.
 
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