Tenerife Fishing License: How to Order it Online

A Tenerife fishing license is required for everyone who wants to practice their favorite sport on the island. You will also be able to go fishing on all the other Canary Islands, and it is valid for 3 years. Not only can you catch fish, but you can also eat it fresh! Local bars will be more than happy to fry the fish for you, at a nominal fee. This fee varies, but usually, 5 euros is reasonable, and includes sitting down on a table or on the bar, frying the fish, plates, etc. The only thing that they won’t let you do, is to bring your own drink. After all, they’re there to make money, and aren’t non-profit organizations (yet).

Types of Fishing Licenses

There are three kinds of Tenerife fishing licenses:

  1. Shore fishing license: This is the most common of all, and allows you to fish from the shore around the island. You can also fish from a boat, with your fishing cane (no trolling). The cost is 40 euros, and turnaround time is a couple of days.
  2. Boat fishing license: This is ideal for those who want to do trolling. The cost is 60 euros, and turnaround time is a couple of days.
  3. Spear fishing license: This is for those who want to dive, and fish. Unfortunately, it can’t be done online, because a Spanish doctor’s certificate is needed. The reason we say “Spanish doctor” is because the certificate needs to be in Spanish language. You can bring a foreign doctor’s certificate, but it will be of no use, until a certified translator has translated it to Spanish language, which at the end of the day, is slower, and a costlier process.

How to Order Your Tenerife Fishing License

We have an online fishing license service, to save you time and the hassle of going to the fishing office, and banks. To order your fishing license, all you have to do, is fill out the handy form below, and hit the Paypal button when prompted. If you prefer to use another form of payment, please contact us, and we will be happy to accommodate. 

You will also need to send us a scanned copy of your passport, as well as a signed authorization, so that all the paperwork can be done on your behalf. 

This type of license, allows you to do shore fishing, and you can also fish from a boat (no trolling)

Tenerife Shore Fishing License Order Form

Please note that all fields followed by an asterisk must be filled in.

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Fishing From A Boat - Trolling Order Form

If you want to fish from a boat and do trolling, this license is for you.

Tenerife Boat Fishing License (With Trolling) Order Form

Please note that all fields followed by an asterisk must be filled in.

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Tenerife Fishing License: Frequently Asked Questions

When shall I order my license?

Ideally, around a week (or ten days) before arriving, is the best time to order, to maximize the total validity period of the license (3 years). You’re free to order before, if you wish.

How will I receive my license?

Since licenses are issued on normal pieces of paper, we will scan it, and send it to you by e-mail. Then, you can print it out on your end, cut it out, and laminate it. While fishing, always remember to carry a photocopy of your passport, with your license, so that officers can compare the number on both.

Do you offer any discounts?

Yes. Volume discounts for more than one license are available, so that you can bring your friends with you.

Is my license valid on other islands?

Yes. The license is valid for a period of 3 years, on all the Canaries. The only place it isn’t valid for, are the Gran Canaria inland lakes. For fishing there, a separate license is needed.

Why is your license service so expensive?

We’re fast. You’ll probably save some money if you do it yourself. We send a person just to do your license. Unlike fishing shops (who normally charge around 25 euros for the shore license, and visit the license office only once a week), we don’t do dozens at a time. The extra cost helps maintain this website, pay for buses to get to the offices, and a couple of beers for the editors ;)

Why do you need my passport/ national identity card?

A copy of this has to be submitted to the fishing office, so that they can see the passport or national identity card number, and put it on the license.

I’m worried about sending you my passport/ national identity card. What do you do to protect me?

As soon as we receive your passport, we print it out. Then, the e-mail containing the file, is deleted from the inbox, and then again, from the “trash” folder. After that, the passport or ID file is also erased from our computer. Please make sure that you also delete the e-mail, after you send it. You will find it in the “sent” items folder. Then, go to the “trash” folder, and then delete it again. 

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