Happy Hooker III

Av De Colón
Costa Adeje CN, Spain

Captain Jamie Hinson has lived in Tenerife since 1984 when his family moved here form the UK when he was just 7 years old and has been fishing these waters ever since. Jamie started the business back in 2009 with a 21 ft center console but due to popular demand he is now operating a 28ft sports fishing catamaran, with twin Yanmar diesel 240hp engines and catering for light tackle and big game fishing. Jamie also employs a young Canarian fisherman as his deckhand who also has a lot of knowledge of the area. The Happy Hooker III can carry up to 6 fishermen and 2 spectators, she has a licence for 20 miles which covers the neighbuoring island of La Gomera which is a hot spot, so if the fishing is not up to much in Tenerife then you can just shoot across as it is just an hour away.

Captain Jamie Hinson has lived in Tenerife since 1984 when his family moved here form the UK when he was just 7 years old and has been fishing these waters ever since. Jamie started the business back in 2009 with a 21 ft center console but due to pop

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Boat Specs

Cata 286 (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 2004. Powered by 2 240HP Yanmar 4LHA-STP engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots.

28 ft
6 persons
Types of Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
3-8 miles
Wreck Fishing
1/2 mile
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Drift Fishing
Targeted Species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Marlin (Blue)

Marlin (White)
Shark (Tope)

Spearfish (Shortbill)
Tuna (Albacore)

Tuna (Bigeye)
Tuna (Bluefin)

Tuna (Yellowfin)
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License Included
On full day Private charters
Fly Fishing Equipment
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 3 days before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

25% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker to guarantee your reservation. The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods: Cash, PayPal.

About the Captain

Jamie Hinson
Costa Adeje, Canarias, Spain
Member since October 2014
My father used to run fishing charters back in the UK but in 1983 got fed up with the bad weather so decided to move his family to Tenerife to try his luck in warmer waters. When we arrived here he was the first boat to offer fishing charters in Tenerife and being a young 7 year old fishing enthusiast I spent every day that I could out on the boat, at one time the whole family had to live on board as things never went to plan and I used to have to see my home go fishing every week day whilst I went to school. Finally in 1990 we figured out where the marlin were hiding in Tenerife and had the best year ever. A few years later when I left school I got sent back to the UK to do a 5 year apprenticeship on the River Thames, in 1998 I earned my Freedom of the Company of Watermen & Lightermen of the River Thames and came back to Tenerife full time, by now my father had passed the company on but it wasnt long before I got my own boat.
Response time: 7 hours
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5 stars from 5 reviews

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Fished September 11, 2017
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Nice boat and crew. Tenerife s no Cabo or Guatemala! Fishing is not what it is there. 500 euros for a four hour trip is a lot. Understand that the Atlantic is not where I normallly fish. I will stay over there in the southern pacific! Fish availability is not that great.  The local bottom fishing is fished out with fish traps. A lot of four hour boat rides for not much action. A lot of bait. But very few fish??? Odd. Have had fish less days in Cabo, but darn few! Again crew and boat was goood. I fly fished and did land one skipjack tuna. We trolled gear and it was really dead.
Beautiful sland and great food, restaurants etc but for fish I am in Central America.

Fished June 5, 2017
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I cannot fault the effort that the crew of Happy Hooker put in for their clients to catch fish,unfortunately the fishing in Tenerife at the time of my five trips was poor.
If you are a holiday maker in Tenerife book a trip you will enjoy it .If you are a serious angler find another destination.

Fished October 5, 2016
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