Fishing in Croatia

Tuna lovers, welcome home. Over the last decade, Croatia has established, and so far successfully maintained its reputation as one of the most potent Bluefin Tuna fisheries on the planet, seeing these not-so-gentle giants overwhelm its coast in steadily impressive numbers. Even better, the abundant fish stock is in no way limited to tuna in these waters, due to both stringent government regulations on commercial fishing, and an unusual marine geology that makes bottom trawling virtually cost-ineffective. As a direct result, the area is brimming with Dorado and Albacore schools, with plenty of Jacks, Bonitos and Little Tunnies congregating along the coastline all year round. Those of you looking for a true Mediterranean challenge are free to test Croatia's productive shark variety, or indulge in the hunt for the seasonal Broadbill Swordfish, the country's most coveted trophy fish!

Known For

Dubrovnik, Plitvice lakes, The Island of Hvar, Makarska Riviera, Bluefin Tuna Hotspot, Korcula Town, Elafiti islands, The Island of Mljet, Krka National Park, Diocletian’s Palace, Pula Arena, Euphrasian Basilica, The Island of Brac, Major Broadbill Swordfish potential, St. Mark’s Church in Zagreb

Rules & Regulations

It is necessary to obtain a fishing license in order to fish in Croatia. Please note that many charters include permits as part of their overall fishing package. For more information, please check the ‘Amenities’ section of any particular charter or as for a free quote.

Croatia Fishing Calendar