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Cres Sport & Fishing

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(14 reviews)
Porozina
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trips from $254

Valfinity Sea Adventures

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(21 reviews)
Pirovac
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trips from $304

Bluefin Fishing Charter

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(5 reviews)
Rabac
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trips from $407

Vacation 4tuna

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(6 reviews)
Krk
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trips from $305

Maritimo Fishing Dubrovnik

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(25 reviews)
Dubrovnik
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trips from $611

Fishing Adventure Trogir

Excellent
4.7 / 5
(64 reviews)
Trogir
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Sparus Boats Split

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(9 reviews)
Split
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trips from $509

Vacation 4tuna – Passara Boat

Pinezići
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trips from $305

Tunana Fishing Charter

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(21 reviews)
Medulin
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trips from $1,119

Sparus Boats

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(19 reviews)
Split
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trips from $661

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The average price for a private 4 hour Croatia fishing trip is $415, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $658 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

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Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Croatia are:
  • 4-hour fishing trips – $311
  • 5-hour fishing trips – $500
  • 6-hour fishing trips – $450
  • 7-hour fishing trips – $800
  • 8-hour fishing trips – $833
  • 10-hour fishing trips – $1,000
  • 24-hour fishing trips – $999

Croatia’s stunning emerald waters have captured the interest of vacationers the world over, from Plitvice National Park to Dubrovnik. Perfect for a little relaxation as well as epic scenes from the hit series Game of Thrones, there’s much more to these shores than pleasant scenery. Try fishing in Croatia once, and you’ll discover some of the best angling in Europe.

Top Fishing Spots in Croatia

The Adriatic Sea

The bright blue water of the Adriatic Sea is this region’s crowning jewel. The 430-mile long basin between Italy and Croatia is an endless source of adventure, whether you’re one for diving, snorkeling, luxury cruising, or deep sea fishing.

For anglers, the main attraction in these waters is Bluefin Tuna. Small and medium-sized Bluefins inhabit the southern Adriatic year-round, but it’s the giants which local anglers are mostly interested in. Big Bluefins make their entrance in spring, eventually reaching the northern part of the Adriatic in June. Anglers to the north catch them until November, while those on Croatia’s southern coast have the chance to fish for them through the end of the year.

The big game fishing Croatia has on its doorstep includes much more than Bluefin Tuna. Albacore, Swordfish, and Sharks are a common bycatch in these waters. Mahi Mahi appear in late summer and fall, while Seabream, Grouper, Mackerel, and many other bottom fish provide year-round action on the reefs just a few miles from shore. If you’re not keen on a day of deep sea fishing, a half day trip to the reefs is just the thing!

Danube River

Freshwater anglers will also have a field day fishing in Croatia. Among this country’s many lakes and rivers is the legendary Danube River, which weaves its way along the border between Croatia and Serbia in the north.

As the second largest river in Europe, the Danube offers anglers some big opportunities. Here you can fish for Carp, Catfish, Sturgeon, Bream, and Pike-Perch. June tends to be the most productive month, after the spring floodwaters recede. One of the best places to cast your line is the backwaters of Kopački Rit Nature Park, about a half-hour drive from Osijek.

The nearby Drava River also offers good sport fishing, where many anglers come to catch Pike, Carp, and Catfish.

Korana River

One of Croatia’s most accessible rivers is the Korana, which rises from the renowned Plitvice Lakes and stretches for 116 km (72 miles). After a day or two on the lakes, tourists can head here to fish for Pike and river Trout.

Gacka River

Gacka River is considered one of the best Grayling and Trout fishing waters in Europe. It’s not uncommon to land 3-4 kg (6.5-9 lb) Trout here. Only the upper part of this river is open to angling, and it’s restricted to fly fishing—excellent news for light tackle and fly fishing enthusiasts! Many people stay in and around Otočac when fishing the Gacka River.

Need to Know

Fishing Techniques

You can count on plenty of drift fishing on nearly any given big game fishing charter Croatia has to offer. Local anglers use this technique to target Tuna, Swordfish, and Sharks. Trolling is a secondary technique, usually used in spring to catch Mahi Mahi and smaller Tuna. Vertical jigging produces Dentex, Bonito, Amberjack, and other species near the reefs.

Other popular fishing methods include fly fishing and spearfishing, which has a long history in Croatia.

Regulations

A Croatian fishing license is required for anglers age 15 and older, whether fishing from a boat or on land. Many local charters provide a license for their customers, but it’s best to confirm this with the captain ahead of time.

Residents and visitors can buy a Croatian fishing license at local travel agencies, tourist offices, and port authorities. You must present your passport or another official form of ID upon purchase.

Visitors are welcome to purchase a fishing license for 1, 3, 7, or 30 days. Annual licenses are only available to citizens and permanent residents of Croatia.

Be sure to familiarize yourself with local regulations ahead of time, since some areas are not open to recreational fishing. Sport fishing in harbors, small ports, and public beaches is prohibited from May 1 - October 1.

Budget

You can typically expect to pay $600-$700 for a full day big game fishing trip in Croatia, depending on the size of your group. The ever-popular city of Dubrovnik tends to be more expensive, where full day trips range from $800 to over $1,000. Half day big game trips are less common, but you can find some for $300-500.

Reef fishing trips generally cost $300-$500. A shared trip may cost as little as $80 per person. Rates for night fishing and overnight charters are usually negotiated with the captain.

Getting Started

You’ll find fishing charters all along Croatia’s coast. Major fishing destinations in the south include Dubrovnik, Split, Trogir, Šibenik, Jezera, and Zadar. If you’re heading out of the Istrian Peninsula to the north, look for charter boats in Rovinj, Vrsar, and Poreč.

Chances are, an epic experience is waiting on these waters no matter where you set sail!

Croatia
Excellent
4.4 / 5
Based on 25043 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January

The best of Croatia’s big game season is months away. For now, Conger Eel, small Tuna, and Seabass will keep you busy.

February

If you’re eager for an adrenaline rush, Shark fishing can produce excellent action early in the year. Blue and Thresher Sharks are a constant source of action around here!

March

In some years, larger Bluefin and Albacore Tuna start arriving in March. Meanwhile, fishing for Amberjack, little Tunny, and Bonito is excellent.

April

Monster Bluefin season is underway in the southern reaches of the Adriatic Sea. Spend a day chasing these bad boys and catch Swordfish, Sharks, and more while you’re at it!

May

Summer tourists are showing up, which makes this a great time to beat the crowds (and the heat) with some big game fishing offshore! Dentex and Mackerel provide good action on the reefs.

June

By June, big Bluefin Tuna have made their way all the way up to the Istrian Peninsula. Anglers up and down the coast are busy making the most of the peak season.

July

Head to the island of Korčula for their annual angling competition organized by the “Kanjac” fishing association. All are welcome to enter in this competition, held on July 27.

August

August offers nothing less than the best of Croatian big game fishing. Massive Bluefins are biting everywhere from Porec down to Dubrovnik, less than 10 miles from shore.

September

Tourists are making their way home and big game fish are swimming closer to shore than ever! Mahi Mahi, Tuna, and plenty of other trophies are in store.

October

Big game fishing continues to deliver, with every big game species at its peak—from Bluefin Tuna and Mahi Mahi to Swordfish.

November

Anglers on the north Adriatic are making the most of monster Bluefin Tuna season as it draws to a close. Farther south, fishermen will continue catching these brutes until the end of the year.

December

Weather permitting, you can enjoy great success on the sea at this time of year. Tuna, Amberjack, Sharks, and much more are biting. Make it a holiday to remember!

Croatia Fishing Calendar

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Be clear on objective; lots of smaller fish vs perhaps bigger ones. These guys do both
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Be clear on objective; lots of smaller fish vs perhaps bigger ones. These guys do both
Edwin  D.
Edwin D. Montbonnot-Saint-Martin, Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes
Buy a squid like fake baits. Every fish like to eat them. Apart u can catch loads of mackerel so sabikies would be your choice. Bottom rigs with size from 4 to 1/0 hooks topped with small pieces of squid, mackerel, mussels and prowns would catch u anything. For bigger fishes bigger pieces of mackerel or squid and located in deeper places. Biggest species are out in the sea and best to be located with boats. Best regards ?
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Buy a squid like fake baits. Every fish like to eat them. Apart u can catch loads of mackerel so sabikies would be your choice. Bottom rigs with size from 4 to 1/0 hooks topped with small pieces of squid, mackerel, mussels and prowns would catch u anything. For bigger fishes bigger pieces of mackerel or squid and located in deeper places. Biggest species are out in the sea and best to be located with boats. Best regards ?
Wladyslaw  J.
Wladyslaw J. Germany
Great for Tuna, Bonito and Dentex! Book a few days with an experienced guide for a true adventure ?
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Great for Tuna, Bonito and Dentex! Book a few days with an experienced guide for a true adventure ?
Vukan  S.
Vukan S. Beograd, Grad Beograd
Don't fish by your own - book a charter for sure, because they know some good spots and you will be successful :)
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Don't fish by your own - book a charter for sure, because they know some good spots and you will be successful :)
Michael  P.
Michael P. Rovinj, 18
Go for quantity and various species rather than targeting Tuna which aren't spawning in July.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Go for quantity and various species rather than targeting Tuna which aren't spawning in July.
Andrew  D.
Andrew D. Zagreb, City Of Zagreb
Make sure you’re fishing the appropriate season depending on the fish you are going after. Sometimes moving your trip just a week can make a huge difference in terms of catch.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure you’re fishing the appropriate season depending on the fish you are going after. Sometimes moving your trip just a week can make a huge difference in terms of catch.
Vukan  S.
Vukan S. Belgrade, Belgrade
Everything is well arranged. Make sure to communicate your plans and wishes properly through the messaging app or phone.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Everything is well arranged. Make sure to communicate your plans and wishes properly through the messaging app or phone.
Billy  S.
Billy S. Rotterdam, South Holland
Pick your days well, and give it time, dont get dissapointed early. Waiting does pay off!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Pick your days well, and give it time, dont get dissapointed early. Waiting does pay off!
Tomislav  K.
Tomislav K. Santa Cruz, El Beni
Take it easy! Lots to do besides fishing! Go snorkeling, swimming, island hopping etc!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Take it easy! Lots to do besides fishing! Go snorkeling, swimming, island hopping etc!
Tan  S.
Tan S. Singapore, 01
Try and go very early or very late in the day. We went in the middle of the day but were still fortunate enough to catch a lot because of the Dragan and Ante’s experience.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Try and go very early or very late in the day. We went in the middle of the day but were still fortunate enough to catch a lot because of the Dragan and Ante’s experience.
John  T.
John T. Zagreb, 21
beautiful weather and calm sea .. just the most beautiful day in Dubrovnik thanks to Maro!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
beautiful weather and calm sea .. just the most beautiful day in Dubrovnik thanks to Maro!
FishingBooker Member
FishingBooker Member Zagreb, City Of Zagreb
I can only say best water best weather and the friendliest people who could get to know you with all the fishing adventures. Do not be deceived.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I can only say best water best weather and the friendliest people who could get to know you with all the fishing adventures. Do not be deceived.
Stefan  H.
Stefan H. Berlin, Land Berlin
Many great positions from the coast, but the best is to go out with the boat!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Many great positions from the coast, but the best is to go out with the boat!
Ivan
Ivan Zagreb, City Of Zagreb

Toni Sportfishing Charter
Toni Sportfishing Charter
Fishing charter in Hvar
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(4 reviews)
We had a wonderful couple of hours out with Toni. He is a friendly and good captain/fisherman who knows the water very well. We had a 5 year old and a baby with us, which felt perfectly safe and comfortable in his spacious boat. We fished inshore (trolling) which was really fun for my kid. We saw large tunas hunting in the surface, a really nice experience. Can definitely recommend Toni
Frederik  W.  T.
Frederik W. T. Copenhagen, Capital Region
DRboats - Fishing
DRboats - Fishing
Fishing charter in Umag
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(34 reviews)
Highly recommend going out with Davor for some fishing. We caught plenty of smaller and one larger fish - very good experience, that I can fully recommend.
Christoph  G.
Christoph G. Savudrija, Istria
San Pijero Fishing
San Pijero Fishing
Fishing charter in Marina
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(9 reviews)
I had a great trip with Duje, catch some nice mahi mahi and bluefish. I certainly book another fishing trip when i come back next year to Croatia 👍👍👍
Sebastiaan Van Der Eng
Sebastiaan Van Der Eng Heerhugowaard, NH
Sparus Boats Split
Sparus Boats Split
Fishing charter in Split
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(9 reviews)
Big grouper caught our bait and swam back to its hole so we had to cut the line, 5/5 Very chill and overall nice trip
Eetu  A.
Eetu A. Charlotte, NC
Nefali Fishing
Nefali Fishing
Fishing charter in Ražanac
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(27 reviews)
Super handsome captain Marko! We startet in the morning at 06 am. We cought 2 Petermännchen and 3 red snappers which we ate later the day at his house. There we met his 1 and 3 years old super cute kids. All in all it was great!
Felix  W.
Felix W. Wakefield, KS
Bluefin Fishing Charter
Bluefin Fishing Charter
Fishing charter in Rabac
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(5 reviews)
Dilan knows excellent what he's doing, we caught many fish and many different species. When we come back next year we are going for tuna.
Kees  H.
Kees H. Amsterdam, NH
Cres Sport & Fishing
Cres Sport & Fishing
Fishing charter in Porozina
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(14 reviews)
We went after tuna and had a great day with Ivan. He is a very nice guy and speaks great English. All tough we didn’t catch anything he wanted the fish more then we did ;) and tried the best he could. His boat has everything you want and the price is unbeatable. All in all a very nice and passionate guy with awesome knowledge and skill. We will come back and catch a tuna. Thank you Ivan for the experience 👍
Tim  N.
Tim N. Berlin, Land Berlin
Dubrovnik Fishing – 23'
Dubrovnik Fishing – 23'
Fishing charter in Dubrovnik
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(32 reviews)
Captain Srđan gave us a memorable day in our Croatia trip! We had a great time on the water. We tried out several different fishing styles, combined with stunning views. Captain Srđan was very kind and helpful! We took the evening trip ( 15.00 - 19.00) and it was good. We caught some smaller fish and also Little Tunny! :)
Gigi  R.
Gigi R. Amsterdam, North Holland
Maritimo Fishing Dubrovnik
Maritimo Fishing Dubrovnik
Fishing charter in Dubrovnik
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(25 reviews)
Captain Boris was awesome. So funny and had an amazing time. Today was a tough catch as fish weren’t too active but we did catch a lot of baitfish and squid. Next time hopefully catch big fish but it was great day
Nicholas  P.
Nicholas P. Zagreb, City Of Zagreb
Bluefin Fishing Charter
Bluefin Fishing Charter
Fishing charter in Rabac
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(5 reviews)
It was an amazing experience with Dilan. We had absolutely great weather and also a good catch. Dilan is very polite and also happy to share Tipps & Tricks. He prepared for us delicious burgers! We are looking forward for our next visit and will definitely book a trip with Dilan again.
Yury  O.
Yury O. Germany
Tunana Fishing Charter
Tunana Fishing Charter
Fishing charter in Medulin
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(21 reviews)
We didn’t catch any big ones but the crew were amazing and the boat was gorgeous! Saw some tuna, had some great snacks, and enjoyed the company. It wasn’t a great day to fish but it was a great day to be on the water! Hoping to have another opportunity to go out with them and try again.
Tiffany  S.
Tiffany S. New Jersey, New Jersey
Dubrovnik Fishing – 23'
Dubrovnik Fishing – 23'
Fishing charter in Dubrovnik
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(32 reviews)
We very much enjoyed this fishing trip, captain Srdjan customized the programme as we needed and we liked the good mood and relaxed atmosphere he brought on the boat. Besides fishing, we enjoyed snorkelling and swimming, he knows, where are nice places to go to. And we caught a big Bonito fish!
Leos  B.
Leos B. Prague, Hlavni Mesto Praha
Sparus Boats Split
Sparus Boats Split
Fishing charter in Split
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(9 reviews)
Josip picked us up at 7am for a half day trip. Great guy and really friendly. We tried a few spots and caught a handful of different species which was fun. Unfortunately no decent sized fish but chances are better on a full day trip where you might venture out a bit further. The fishing gear and boat were perfect for the fishing and wouldn’t have needed anything more. Thanks Josip for a good day out!
Matt  G.
Matt G. Zagreb, City Of Zagreb
Dubrovnik Fishing – 23'
Dubrovnik Fishing – 23'
Fishing charter in Dubrovnik
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(32 reviews)
We had a great day out with Srdan. He took us to a few fishing spots and everyone was able to catch something!
Matt  W.
Matt W. Zagreb, City Of Zagreb
Fishing Mania Charter
Fishing Mania Charter
Fishing charter in Rogoznica
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(9 reviews)
Hard to explain, just amazing experience with great captain. We have been lucky and caught big tuna I can just recommend. Dont wait and book this this once per life!
Peter  A.
Peter A. Trnava, Trnava
Cres Sport & Fishing
Cres Sport & Fishing
Fishing charter in Porozina
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(14 reviews)
we had a very good trip with toni, even if the weather was not perfect we could catch good fish and had a wonderful fishing experience. he is a very skilled fisherman and i would recommend a trip with him every time :)
Andreas  W.
Andreas W. Vienna, Vienna
Valfinity Sea Adventures
Valfinity Sea Adventures
Fishing charter in Pirovac
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(21 reviews)
Es war großartig! Luke der mit uns den Trip durchführte war sehr sympathisch und professionell. Sehr gutes Equipment an Board, Getränke, Essen- es fehlte an nichts! Auf Grund des Windes haben wir Calamari gefischt- und welche gefangen!!! Es war ein unvergessliches Erlebnis- jederzeit wieder!
Regina  S.
Regina S. Pakostane, Zadar
Nefali Fishing
Nefali Fishing
Fishing charter in Ražanac
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(27 reviews)
War sehr gut mir hat's gefallen und meinen Sohn auch das wahr für uns Erste Meeresangeln das Wetter hat mitgespielt. Wahr Erfahrung wert der Kapitän sehr freundlich gut zu kommunizieren Deutsch Englisch einfach gut gerne wieder.
Andreas  Z.
Andreas Z. Split, Split-Dalmatia
San Pijero Fishing
San Pijero Fishing
Fishing charter in Marina
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(9 reviews)
It was nice experience with capitan Duje on the small Boat with good equipments, he was very helpfull and friendly. Thanks for that!
Pavol  R.
Pavol R. Split, Split-Dalmatia
Fishing Mania Charter
Fishing Mania Charter
Fishing charter in Rogoznica
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(9 reviews)
Great experience, the wind was to strong to do a regular trip, but we did not want to cancel so we went not all the way out on open sea. We caught some small fish on a reef. And we saw the Mahi-mahi real close , but weren’t able to catch them. Thanks again to Mihovil, also for the patients with 3 kids, 14, 7 and almost 4 years old..
Ralph  Z.
Ralph Z. Zagreb, City Of Zagreb