Predator Budva

Budva Marina
Budva, Montenegro

Captain Zoran has been fishing for more than 15 years in these waters. He was born here and knows these waters better than anyone. People around Budva believe that he is one of the best captains in the area and he’ll always go an extra mile to catch some great fish.

The boat “Predator” is 25 ft and it is powered by a 230 HP engine. It is perfect for Big Game fishing, and Predator Budva has been doing this since the very beginning.

The best big game fishing is from May through September, although June is less good. You can also catch Little Bonito, Mackarel and Grouper, etc., but Tuna and Swordfish are our trophies.

Clients keep catch when it’s up to smaller fish and fish of smaller size.

We can organize catch cleaning and filleting for you from 15 to 30USD depending on the number of people eating (from 2 to 6).

Captain Zoran has been fishing for more than 15 years in these waters. He was born here and knows these waters better than anyone. People around Budva believe that he is one of the best captains in the area and he’ll always go an extra mile to catc


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About this listing

Boat Specs
Length
25 ft
Capacity
6 persons
Types of Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Handline
Targeted Species
 
Amberjack
 
Bonito

 
Dentex
 
Grouper (Dusky)

 
Mackerel (Atlantic)
 
Swordfish

 
Tuna (Albacore)
 
Tuna (Bluefin)
Amenities
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Lowrance
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Lowrance
Fly Fishing Equipment
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Lowrance
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Lowrance
Live Bait Well
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
Beer, soft drinks & water
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Lunch
Fly Fishing Equipment
Policies
Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. In case of unsafe weather conditions, you can choose a different trip date or cancel with a full deposit refund.
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
Payment

15% 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.

About the Captain

Zoran Racanović
Budva, Montenegro
Member since July 2014
Fishing is my hobby and my passion. I have been chartering in these waters for over 15 years, and have lived in the area all my life. You could say I know the local waters better than anyone.
Response time: 7 hours
Response rate: 100%

Customer Reviews

4.76 out of 5 stars from 14 reviews

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Zoran is a very friendly man and great fisherman full of passion. I’ll come back with my friends to try big game fishing next time. See you soon. Best regards, Konrad

Fished July 25, 2017
Zoran Racanović (The Captain)
Replied to this review on July 31, 2017

Thanks.

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В этом году первый раз за 5 лет пребывания в Будве (Черногория) решили с семьей попробовать морскую рыбалку. В качестве капитана система порекомендовала Зорана и его катер Predator. Так как младшему участнику рыбалки было 8 лет, то решили начать опыт с недалекой прибрежной рыбалки.

Что понравилось и что важно, как оказалось:

1. Капитан рекомендовал стартовать в 7:00 - факт, решение верное по ряду причин: а) не так жарко и можно насладиться погодой на море; б) с утра клев был реально лучше; в) народу было в море гораздо меньше.

2. Катер был выбран оптимальный - и не яхта, но при этом с достаточным размером, чтобы его не швыряло на каждой волне, с достаточной площадью для тени и размаха наших рыбаков-профессионалов )))))

3. Капитан. Во-первых, свободно говорит по английски и весьма сносно по-русски. Понимали друг друга без проблем. Во-вторых, четко знает, где будет улов + 2 эхолота позволяют прямо таки торпедировать стаи рыбы нашими незамысловатыми снастями.

4. Время рыбалки и протяженность. Реально, могу посоветовать не отсыпаться, а начинать даже в 6:00 - гораздо комфортнее и плодотворнее. По времени 4-5 часов достаточно, чтобы и пополнить копилку рыбы и подустать (глубина все же 80-120 метров - таскать снасть приходится немало).

5. Удобства. Ну помимо предусмотренных на катере сидячих мест, каюты и аквариума для наживок и приманок, капитан берет с собой полный холодильник ледяных напитков и совершенно не излишний набор сендивчей. Продукты местные, вкусные.

6. КТо ловится.
Нам посчастливилось поймать скумбрию, морского окуня, пару рифовых “золотых рыбок”, ну и сардину. Все это клевало активно и без перебоя. Чуть ближе к концу рыбалки попробовали все троллинг на рыбу-меч или тунца, но (ожидаемо) без результата - все же и место и рыбалка были запланированы под другой вид рыбы.

7. ЧТо делать с рыбой?
Этот вопрос всегда возникает у любителей рыбной ловли. Тут весь улов отдают Вам на съедение. Плюс, капитан тут же может порекомендовать и даже отвести Вас в ресторанчик, где за 5 евро на человека, но не более 20 евро на коллектив всю вашу рыбу приготовят - либо сделают карпаччо из скумбрии, либо приготовят Ваш улов на гриле.

В итоге у всех море позитива и хороший обед !!!!

Fished July 20, 2017
Zoran Racanović (The Captain)
Replied to this review on July 31, 2017

Максим, рыбачить с вами для меня было не меньшим удовольствием. Отличная компания, отличный день. Спасибо за теплые и добрые слова и такой подробный отзыв. Непременно приезжайте снова!

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TLDR; 5-star experience. Captain was nice and real expert. We caught fish, the food was good and had enough beverages. Highly recommended!

Trip review
11.7.2017, Budva, Weather: +38, white sea, minor wind

The day started at 9 am, from the marina of Budva. Captain was there with the foods and beverages right on time, and the boat left from the marina exactly on time. We started the day by getting some live baits (cuttlefish) from local fisher man.
Captain offered us the welcome drinks and we headed to offshore to catch some mackerels. Mackerels got caught from mid-water (depth was about 80m).  After we got about a dozen (like in 10 mins!) we headed to the deeper waters.

After about one hour travel to the deeper seas (we were trolleying while moving) we got into fishing grounds and were able to try to get our first target fish: Dentex. The depth of the waters was around 100m now, and we hooked up the live baits. Captain told us that we have only one chance to get Dentex hooked, if we fail, the school of fish would run away and the spot will be ruined for the day. On the second cast, we already got something hooked!  Obviously, our northern fishing techniques didn’t suit this deep waters and we failed to boat our first fish. We used “pump reeling”, which is used on bigger fish here, and on that deep, it just caused the hook fell off from fish. So, don’t do that!

We changed a spot and about 15 min of travel time, we got into a second spot. The depth of water was t around 111 meters there, and on the first casts, we got the double strike (I got a fish and my dad got a fish hooked)! I thought my fish was a really big one, and it felt really heavy. It was only a 1kg dentex, but the weight we used there made it feel much much bigger. HOw ever, my father got a real giant, 120 cm Conger Eel. The eel was a real fighter and gave us really good time when fighting it.

At this point, we didn’t get anything else from that point. We changed a location and got few other Mediterranea -fish, but no dentex. Captain thought that the day has been a really bad for fishing and asked if we would have time for few more tries, as according to him, he wasn’t happy with our catch of the day! Of course, we had (at this point, we had used all that 6 hours which was on the deal). Captain get us for few other spots and we finally got couple nice Dentex (biggest one was 2.5-3kg). At that point we were exhausted but really happy.

We arrived to back to Marina around at 5 pm, instead of 3 pm.
We were able to choose the fish we would like to eat at a local restaurant ( “Feral” ), where the cooks prepared our fish and made us a really great meal from them for a ridiculously low price of 5€ / person. We ate the mackerel, eel and the dentex. They were delicious.
Great ending for a really great day at the sea with the Captain Zoran.

Fished July 11, 2017
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