30 June 2015


Just had my hols in Corralejo in Fuerteventura , fishing was pretty good. About a hour after arriving I snuck out the back of the apartment to have a go. I was expecting my first fish to be a ornate wrasse, but no it was a white bream.
the ground at back of apartment

I followed that up with a painted comber .
what a cool fish
.next up a wee derbio put in a appearance.
Then a dusky grouper took a liking for my isome chebarashka combi.

After that with the tide going out i had a go in the rock pools, tthey were full of Madeira gobies.Some of these gobies look like they've had a few battles , probably with the crabs?

a sucker fin
The last species of the day not sure what they are some sort of bream species was also getting pestered by something biting up my angle worms and even biting off my hook lenghts but i had suspicions of the culprit.
The next day i had a go at the back of the harbour. inside the harbour looked great a aquarium of big fish  and a few of the ones on my wish list parrot fish , but under spanish law there is no fishing allowed in harbours.

fish soup but off limits
So i had a go at the back of the harbour made up of big boulders .First fish up was a canarian damsel fish.
Folowed by more of the same and loads of these ornate wrasse.
After a few already caught species i cracked another .A female emerald wrasse.
Frustrtingly i lost some fish that were smashing me at will when i tried to stop them ploughing for the snags , i knew exactly what they were and they became my most wanted.

That was my lot for that day next day again i returned but not before a visit to the tackle shop for some stronger flourocarbon   . Along with the ususal culprits i added to the species list a lizard fish.

saddled bream
 and the culprits for bite offs puffer fish

almost at full bloat
another painted comber
Next opportunityfishing saw me at a real smashing although popular mark with the locals .

the big rock was great though id did get cut off at high water
Here i encountered and landed my most wanted parrot fish!
The female of the species

I managed quite a few parrots during the course of the week and lost a real cracker when i tried to lift it unfortunately the hook snapped. some more catches for the week.

peacock blenny?

another wee parrot 
cant remember

male emerald wrasse

male hairy blenny

female hairy blenny

dusky groupers are cool

female emerald wrasse?
 Fuerteventura was great fun, like to go back shortly , id pack more gulp products and heavier nylon and more hooks next time.