Just as it holds true with respect to Lanzarote, Fuerteventura and Tenerife, fishing and deep sea fishing are highly rewarding activities in Gran Canaria. The climate and the richness of marine life are the main closers for people in doubt whether to resort to such pastimes or not. Marlins and swordfish are the usual big catches of a fishing trip, but the fishing of tuna fish and sharks is not unheard of in Gran Canaria.
The waters around Mogan and La Aldea de San Nicolas are said to be the most favorable to fishing. However, regardless of the fishing site, tourists should keep in mind they need to acquire a fishing license in order to be able to indulge in this activity in the event they want to go fishing by themselves. On the other hand, the services offered by the specialized centers which offer fishing trips include the implicit acquirement of a permit, which is a further argument for resorting to such centers.
La Consejeria de Agricultura, Ganaderia, Pesca y Medio Ambiente del Gobierno de Canarias is the governmental authority in charge with dealing with aspects related to fishing, sports and leisure fishing included. This authority is the one which issues the above mentioned permits.
Playing tennis and squash in Gran Canaria is possible by force of the plethora of sports clubs and tennis courts located on the island.
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