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Lanzarote fishing: Fresh fish for lunch


Highlights
How to Enjoy Carnival on Tenerife
Deserted beach and abandoned salt pans in Lanzarote
La Palma: A Heaven for Stargazing
Experience participating in Transgrancanaria
A Road Trip Around the North of Fuerteventura
A Journey to the end of the World, or to Punta de Orchilla
Diversity on the rocks: Hundreds of unique species
La Gomera, the romantic getaway
Following a Tapas Route on Tenerife
Enjoy a trek to the highest point in Lanzarote
Fiesta de la Cruz on La Palma
Gran Canaria’s Other Rock: Sacred Roque Bentayga
A day in the outback of Fuerteventura
Walking to the Beautiful Valley on La Gomera
"Fototrek” an amazing annual photographic adventure in El Hierro
An incredible Whale & Dolphin watching experience in Tenerife
The secret white sand beaches of Lanzarote
On the sunny side: Los Llanos de Aridane
Exploring South Fuerteventura by Car
The Best Bit of Las Canteras Beach is Underwater
La Gomera, lush and beautiful
Paragliding above the valley of El Hierro. What an experience!
Three ways to enjoy Teide in Tenerife
Tasting Lanzarote: Cosecha 2015
La Palma, a taste of the tropics
Jardín Canario Viera y Clavijo, one of the highlights of Gran Canaria
From a Magic Spring to a Secret Lake, Five Curiosities on La Gomera
Jinama and Charco Azul
Amazing boat excursion to the Archipiélago Chinijo marine reserve
Lanzarote sunrises
La Palma: a Treasure Trove of landscapes in One Island
Viewpoint Mirador de la Peña, the smallest hotel of the world and the giant lizard
A Hike Around Gran Canaria's Volcanic Hotspot
Fuerteventura, Strong Wind
La Gomera: A day visiting dolphins and whales
Lanzarote fishing: Fresh fish for lunch
Exploring the Historic Centre of La Laguna
“Ruta de la Tapa” in Valverde
Driving the Las Mimbreras road
Discover the Beautiful North of Lanzarote by Car
Excursion to the Isla de Lobos
La Gomera – a rural tourism paradise
Festival of La Bajada de la Virgen de los Reyes
A morning in Santa Cruz de La Palma
The water route, Valverde and the Bonanza rock
Exploring the San Juan Volcano
Vegueta: Time Travel In Las Palmas de Gran Canaria’s Old Town
Why You Don’t Want to Miss Out on Trekking Masca in Tenerife
Experience Tinajo: Rural traditions and breathtaking natural beauty
A lovely stroll around Villa de Valverde
A Spring Tour Of Gran Canaria
Through the back roads of El Paso
Relaxation and wellbeing, enjoying Lanzarote´s natural treasures
A trip along the coast of El Golfo, El Hierro
Exploring the Highs and Lows of Puerto de Mogán
Why You Will Absolutely Love Exploring Amazing La Graciosa
The Wild North of La Palma
Tenerife, best locations and the British favourite hotspots
Enjoy the best of Lanzarote at Noches de Jameos
Relish the thrill and views of El Faro La Entallada, in Fuerteventura
Menceyes and our Lady of Candelaria, in Tenerife
The Wine Run Lanzarote: food, wine and scenery
Experience the beauty of the pink caves of Puertito de Los Molinos
A Saturday in the beautiful village of Haría, Lanzarote
A must do in Fuerteventura – Picnic in the dunes of Corralejo
Playa San Juan in Tenerife, a charming place
A walk along the El Golfo ridge, El Hierro
The five best places to eat in Puerto del Rosario, Fuerteventura
A cup of coffee at Casa José Saramago, Lanzarote
Why Forestal Park is One of the Best Experiences in Tenerife
San Sebastián, the high part of Santa Cruz de La Palma
Sunset On The Rocks At Puerto de Mogán in Gran Canaria
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07 Nov 2016

What would I miss if we moved from Lanzarote? Besides the all year round good weather? Fresh fish! In Lanzarote fresh fish is more than a meal, especially if you catch it by yourself.

Sitting in a grey and dark November rain in the Northern Hemisphere I am reminded that I once was asked - What would you miss if you moved from Lanzarote, besides the weather. Oh the weather, what a fortune it is and how it can make so many parts of your life less complicated. The Canarian climate, takes a lot of beating. But there is more to living than just the weather, especially when you’ve lived for more than ten years on an island surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean. Going back to that grey November, the first thing that came to my mind was – “Fresh fish, caught by you”.

Fishing boats

It sounds like a magazine headline. Because not being a typical fishy person or even less the person catching it, when you’ve had a taste of  that adventure you kind of hunger for more. Anchoring up close to a beach, fishing off the boat and then jumping into the blue for a refreshing splash, you don’t need to be a fisherman to appreciate moments like that. Catching plenty of mackerel, sailing back home in the sunset with a cooler box filled with fresh fish and a couple of hours later preparing dinner, that you caught, with Swedish Lingonsylt  is a way to connect our two worlds – Islas Canarias & Sweden.

Fishes

Or how about early morning sunrises along a rugged, rough coast with sea splashes or evening sunsets along a sandy beach watching that red ball drop in the ocean or listening to the waves rolling, it gets rather addicting.  

Lanzarote sunset

It’s a way of life, at least now and again. Maybe that’s why my answer that gray November is: “Fresh fish, caught by you”. How the kids appreciated their meal when they were so involved and a big part of it.

But what maybe makes me answer: “Fresh fish, caught by you” is because I believe in collecting moments and not things. And because I have two small boys born on the Canarian island Lanzarote and we have chosen to give them a life of outdoor and active living. Maybe that’s why fishing in Lanzarote got to me. We still talk about it today.

Kids with caught fish

Five years ago we occasionally bought salmon from the supermarket. If there wasn’t a long line at the fish counter and we knew it was as fresh as possible, then maybe.

kid looking fish picture

Then the kids were born, we started eating more fish and by coincidence we spoke to a friend who said he never bought fish but they ate a lot. Besides, he got the kids involved too and turned it into weekend adventures. We wanted that too. What we didn’t know was how it would create memorable family moments, teach the boys about Mother Nature and a reason to get outside and be active. Seeing dolphins and whales on our fishing trips were just a bonus.

On boat

So we bought a book, to learn about the different types one could catch specifically in the Canary Islands. And we spoke to the locals. On an early morning weekend outing (kids wake early when they are young!) we were sitting at the beach of Playa Quemada and saw the local fisherman arriving in their wooden boats. Taking a piece of driftwood and placing five different types of fish on the plank, ready to be prepared for the Sunday family lunch. That looked so tempting.

kid looking fish

There are two ways to fish, from land (spinning) or from the boat. Personally I preferred fishing from the boat, early morning spinning takes a lot more planning and precautions depending on weather- and wave conditions. I was not the one who set the "going fishing" alarm and watches the sun rise and hopefully catches lunch. I married that guy. I did however make the lunch.

Since having the kids we have started eating more fish. They love it and we know it's a much healthier choice. The magic is the more fish one eats the more one wants... True!

People often ask me what fish we caught? And how did we cook it? Well, we ate whatever we caught also depending on the season - Sierra (Atlantic bonito), Biccuda (Barracuda), Aguja (Pike), Lubina (Seabass) Dorado, Cabrilla (Comber), Caballa (Mackerel) , Sama (Pink Dentex), Bocinegro (Sea Bream), Breca (Pandora) etc.

Fish

I am everything but a gourmet chef and cooking in general is not one of my more talented sides. I made  it as simple as possible. This is the beauty of fresh fish. The Canarians really know how to prepare it, in the most simple but also most delicious way, in the oven on the grill or in a frying pan.

Oh, and not to forget. Sushi! Not only did my husband wake early and catch the fish - he made lovely sushi plates with mainly Sierra and Lubina. Those sushi meals were highlights in our "family-fishing-culture". That sushi plate became so special and felt even more exotic knowing he caught it, froze it and prepared it.

So, what would I miss the from Lanzarote? Well, definitely those fishing moments. From ocean to oven and everything around it.

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Highlights
How to Enjoy Carnival on Tenerife
Deserted beach and abandoned salt pans in Lanzarote
La Palma: A Heaven for Stargazing
Experience participating in Transgrancanaria
A Road Trip Around the North of Fuerteventura
A Journey to the end of the World, or to Punta de Orchilla
Diversity on the rocks: Hundreds of unique species
La Gomera, the romantic getaway
Following a Tapas Route on Tenerife
Enjoy a trek to the highest point in Lanzarote
Fiesta de la Cruz on La Palma
Gran Canaria’s Other Rock: Sacred Roque Bentayga
A day in the outback of Fuerteventura
Walking to the Beautiful Valley on La Gomera
"Fototrek” an amazing annual photographic adventure in El Hierro
An incredible Whale & Dolphin watching experience in Tenerife
The secret white sand beaches of Lanzarote
On the sunny side: Los Llanos de Aridane
Exploring South Fuerteventura by Car
The Best Bit of Las Canteras Beach is Underwater
La Gomera, lush and beautiful
Paragliding above the valley of El Hierro. What an experience!
Three ways to enjoy Teide in Tenerife
Tasting Lanzarote: Cosecha 2015
La Palma, a taste of the tropics
Jardín Canario Viera y Clavijo, one of the highlights of Gran Canaria
From a Magic Spring to a Secret Lake, Five Curiosities on La Gomera
Jinama and Charco Azul
Amazing boat excursion to the Archipiélago Chinijo marine reserve
Lanzarote sunrises
La Palma: a Treasure Trove of landscapes in One Island
Viewpoint Mirador de la Peña, the smallest hotel of the world and the giant lizard
A Hike Around Gran Canaria's Volcanic Hotspot
Fuerteventura, Strong Wind
La Gomera: A day visiting dolphins and whales
Lanzarote fishing: Fresh fish for lunch
Exploring the Historic Centre of La Laguna
“Ruta de la Tapa” in Valverde
Driving the Las Mimbreras road
Discover the Beautiful North of Lanzarote by Car
Excursion to the Isla de Lobos
La Gomera – a rural tourism paradise
Festival of La Bajada de la Virgen de los Reyes
A morning in Santa Cruz de La Palma
The water route, Valverde and the Bonanza rock
Exploring the San Juan Volcano
Vegueta: Time Travel In Las Palmas de Gran Canaria’s Old Town
Why You Don’t Want to Miss Out on Trekking Masca in Tenerife
Experience Tinajo: Rural traditions and breathtaking natural beauty
A lovely stroll around Villa de Valverde
A Spring Tour Of Gran Canaria
Through the back roads of El Paso
Relaxation and wellbeing, enjoying Lanzarote´s natural treasures
A trip along the coast of El Golfo, El Hierro
Exploring the Highs and Lows of Puerto de Mogán
Why You Will Absolutely Love Exploring Amazing La Graciosa
The Wild North of La Palma
Tenerife, best locations and the British favourite hotspots
Enjoy the best of Lanzarote at Noches de Jameos
Relish the thrill and views of El Faro La Entallada, in Fuerteventura
Menceyes and our Lady of Candelaria, in Tenerife
The Wine Run Lanzarote: food, wine and scenery
Experience the beauty of the pink caves of Puertito de Los Molinos
A Saturday in the beautiful village of Haría, Lanzarote
A must do in Fuerteventura – Picnic in the dunes of Corralejo
Playa San Juan in Tenerife, a charming place
A walk along the El Golfo ridge, El Hierro
The five best places to eat in Puerto del Rosario, Fuerteventura
A cup of coffee at Casa José Saramago, Lanzarote
Why Forestal Park is One of the Best Experiences in Tenerife
San Sebastián, the high part of Santa Cruz de La Palma
Sunset On The Rocks At Puerto de Mogán in Gran Canaria
www.hellocanaryislands.com