The excursion is described from the point of view of our client, that has never fished in her life!
I love coming to Fuerteventura to disconnect from my everyday life and connect with the nature! This island has to offer so many attractions, both on the land and on the water that makes it impossible to do all of these activities during only one stay.
Fuertecharter is a company that I choose every time I come to Fuerteventura, and I am always positively surprised with whichever excursion I choose.
I already did the Catamaran trip, and also the Dolphin watching, which were just amazing, and I didn’t think that anything can be better than these two trips.
-“What else is in you offer?”
“ Tomorrow we have one spot for the trip Combo Pesca Family”
At the beginning I wasn´t too convinced because it seemed to me that fishing can be quite boring..
-“It´s all the oposite”- the girl from the sales office seemed quite reassured of what she was saying.
OK, let’s try it then.
We left on Wednesday, early in the morning. The ocean was very calm, it seemed like a lake. The sun was raising , and we were enjoying the incredible light.
The crew of the boat explained us what the trip was all about: we will go fishing in few places, then we will anchor in Lobos to do other water activities like SUP, snorkel, Kayak. During this time out captain will prepare us lunch, based on what we fished!
“What if I don´t fish anything? It’s the first time I will go fishing! I have no idea how to do it.”
“Calm down, the ocean is full of fish. You will see how many we will get. Once we have enough we will even put some of them back to the ocean.”
We anchored in the middle of the sea, between Lanzarote y Fuerteventura.
-“Let’s try here”. The crew gave us the fishing pole, and helped us to put the worm on the hook.
So now let’s wait…some minutes passed. “I was right” I though, I should have repeated de Catamaran trip, or Dolphin Watching Combo.
Wait…now each one of participants (besides me) started to get some fishes. Not so big for the moment, but at least now we were going to have some lunch!
The guys started to take out every time bigger species! And different!
“This is a Sama”, “This one is a Cabrilla!”, “This one is a Sargo!”
“How exciting” Every participant now had a few fishes each, even an 8 year old kid that came with us… besides me!
The captain had a huge knowledge of the fish species that live in the Canarian seas. He knew the name of every fish that we got!
Then we moved few meters further, for some deeper waters, and there we were getting a fish every few minutes!
Suddenly I felt that my pole was pulled! Wow! It seems like I got something!
“I got a fish I think” I screamed to the captain, so he could help me to take it out!
The captain came and made few movements with the pole.
He said- “I´m sorry, for sure it’s just a rock, we will try to remove it”- he pulled the pole quite hard, and said “ Pull it up, it seems like you got something!”
I was rolling up the fishing reel, with 25m of the fishing line. In the end I saw a huge fish! A Pez Perro of 3.5kg! How amazing is that! Super happy like a little girl I was posing for the photos with my prey (which by the way you get for free in the end of the trip, and you can download from Fuertecharter page, the next day)
Finally I was calm and sure that I will not leave this trip hungry.
As we had already fished few kg of the fish, the captain explained us the importance of sustainable fishing, to avoid overfishing. We started to let free the last fishes we got. It made us reflect about the importance of protecting the nature and all the ecosystems. After a while we picked up all the fishing poles, and we directed towards anchoring in Lobos Lagoon, in front of Playa de la Concha, to enjoy other water activities that I loved so much during other excursions: snorkel, sup y kayak. In the meanwhile the captain was preparing us the platter of the fried fish.
The lunch was amazing, fishes were delicious. They were served with the tipically Canarian side dish of “Papas arrugadas con mojo picón” (traditionally cooked potatoes with Canadian sauce). Without doubt, for all the fishing participants it was the most fresh fish we ever had ever eaten in our lives!
After few glasses of wine, and some chats with other participants of the trip, there came the end of this amazing experience!
I had so much fun and definitely I will repeat it in the future! Thank you Fuertecharter for this trip and for sharing my experience on the blog.