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Cres Sport & Fishing

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

Fishing Adventure Trogir

Excellent
4.7 / 5
(63 reviews)
Trogir
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trips from $427

Valfinity Sea Adventures

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(17 reviews)
Pirovac
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trips from $253

Maritimo Fishing Dubrovnik

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

Bluefin Fishing Charter

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(2 reviews)
Rabac
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trips from $407

Tunana Fishing Charter

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

Sparus Boats

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(18 reviews)
Split
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trips from $712

eFISHent

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(66 reviews)
Vrsar
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trips from $407

Maritimo Big Game Fishing

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(3 reviews)
Dubrovnik
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trips from $1,018

Kingfisher

Excellent
4.7 / 5
(2 reviews)
Pula
trips from $509

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Croatia

The average price for a private 4 hour Croatia fishing trip is $428, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $674 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

According to customer reviews, Cres Sport & Fishing, Fishing Adventure Trogir, and Valfinity Sea Adventures are some of the most popular fishing charters in Croatia. Full list of top fishing charters in Croatia.

Cres Sport & Fishing, Fishing Adventure Trogir, and Valfinity Sea Adventures all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Croatia.

The most popular fish species you can target are Dentex, Amberjack, and Gilt-head (Seabream). Top fishing techniques include bottom fishing, jigging, and trolling. Offshore fishing, nearshore fishing, and reef fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

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 24785 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!

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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

Bluefin Fishing Charter
Bluefin Fishing Charter
Fishing charter in Rabac
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(2 reviews)
It was a nice familytrip with a lot of fun, every child caught two or more different species of fishes. The Captain had got enough time with helping hands an explaining everything. He even served Snacks and Drinks but the children were to busy... Really nice fishing trip.
Florian  K.
Florian K. Las Vegas, NV
Kingfisher
Kingfisher
Fishing charter in Pula
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(2 reviews)
Our experience was absolutely nice! Boat is perfect, captain Michele always took care of us. The istrian food he served us was very good and high quality. A lot of drinks available, beer included. The trip was lovely and the places chosen too. We were unlucky because of the weather, so sea was not calm, waves has ruined our fishing, but Michele always think at being safe first! I was with my family and kids, so I really have appreciated it. Strongly recommended!
Emanuele  T.
Emanuele T. Milan, 25
Trolling&jigging&night fishing
Trolling&jigging&night fishing
Fishing charter in Marina
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(4 reviews)
Me and my son enjoyed the expertise and great friendlyness of Duje and were very glad that he lead us to catch two bluefish, also supplying a great recipy for preparing them on the grill. We will be glad to go with Duje again, when returning to dalmatia!
Lutz  H.
Lutz H. Laives, Trentino-Alto Adige
Valfinity Sea Adventures
Valfinity Sea Adventures
Fishing charter in Pirovac
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(17 reviews)
Bitte unbedingt selber Lunch mitnehmen bei eine 8 Std. Tripp, ansonsten ein absoluter Hit!
Roland  K.
Roland K. Essex, VT
Bluefin Fishing Charter
Bluefin Fishing Charter
Fishing charter in Rabac
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(2 reviews)
Perfect day on the boat. I will book again a trip with this provider. The weather forecast was not good and the captain did everything to enjoy the day anyway. The equipment as well as the boat was in a very good shape and we were able to catch a lot of fish. We did. bottom fishing and big game as well and the captain even prepared a delicious meal for us directly on the boat with the fish we caught.
Fabian  W.
Fabian W. Frankfurt Am Main, HE
Fishing Mania Charter
Fishing Mania Charter
Fishing charter in Rogoznica
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(6 reviews)
Had a half day charter with friends and sons, "Mike" Mihovil was great helping with advice, fish and baiting of lines. Caught lots of smaller fish, they tasted great on the BBQ. Would certainly recommend this. Great fishing experience
Matthew  S.
Matthew S. Podstrana, Split-Dalmatia
Cres Sport & Fishing
Cres Sport & Fishing
Fishing charter in Porozina
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(10 reviews)
Very funny guy, told us a lot about tuna fishing. We will come back next year for sure. Regards Bernhard
Bernhard  L.
Bernhard L. Vienna, Vienna
Maritimo Fishing Dubrovnik
Maritimo Fishing Dubrovnik
Fishing charter in Dubrovnik
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(24 reviews)
We spent an afternoon with Boris, we had great fun, fishing was slow but he was great company and snacks were very tasty, the views back to land were fantastic, some great photo opportunities with the family We also had the option swing by and snorkel at the Green and Blue caves Highly recommend the trip
Dave  S.
Dave S. London, England
Dubrovnik Fishing – 23'
Dubrovnik Fishing – 23'
Fishing charter in Dubrovnik
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(28 reviews)
We really enjoyed a great time on the boat fishing with srdan… besides that we had nice bites it was also cool to be on the sea with his boat, drinking a cold beer and listen to music… also we visited the blue caves at the end of the day to have a swim and cool down. I would always go again and recommend it… no need to bring experience. :-) thank you !! cheers Claudia&Fabian
Claudia  B.
Claudia B. Trenton, NJ
Fishing Adventure Trogir
Fishing Adventure Trogir
Fishing charter in Trogir
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(63 reviews)
Very professional tour with great staff and lots of information about local fishing. Will definitely be back next time for deep sea fishing.
Thomas  G.
Thomas G. Dublin, Leinster
Fishing Mania Charter
Fishing Mania Charter
Fishing charter in Rogoznica
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(6 reviews)
I booked this half-day fishing charter for me and my two sons. We were hoping to catch a big tuna, but luck was not in our favor. We explored several fishing grounds with stunning views. My kids still enjoyed catching numerous mackerel and smaller bait fish. The boat captain, Miho, was extremely knowledgeable and the boat was quite nice. I would highly recommend this charter!
Jason  N.
Jason N. Edison, New Jersey
Dubrovnik Fishing – 23'
Dubrovnik Fishing – 23'
Fishing charter in Dubrovnik
Very good
4.0 / 5
(28 reviews)
Beautiful weather, beautiful sea but we don’t have find the fish after trying diferrent way of fishing !
Edouard  N.
Edouard N. France
Cres Sport & Fishing
Cres Sport & Fishing
Fishing charter in Porozina
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(10 reviews)
Fishing trip with Captain Ivan on the last day of July. A great experience. Short distances, a lot of fishing, lots of fish, great equipment, great support. 👍👍👍
Ronny  F.
Ronny F. Drakulica Rijeka, Lika-Senj
Toni Sportfishing Charter
Toni Sportfishing Charter
Fishing charter in Hvar
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(3 reviews)
I am an experienced fisherman and I have been fishing with guides for several years in many countries, so I know how this business is going. We had a very good day, even with slow fishing, it just wasn’t the day to catch the giants, still, I could catch a lot for dinner. Toni is a pro guide and captain, speaks english fluently, is a very friendly man and does his best to provide a good experience. Thank you very much, I hope we’ll meet again!
Bence  B.
Bence B. Croatia
Nefali Fishing
Nefali Fishing
Fishing charter in Ražanac
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(24 reviews)
Me and my Son (16) had the best time on our evening fishing trip. Marko is the perfect host and all equipment , bait and knowledge is provided so fun for inexperienced and for those who fish regularly and want to fish new techniques. A short break midway through with nice bread, cheese and ham was welcomed with a cool drink. Thanks Marko.
Ian  M.
Ian M. Worthing, England
Nefali Fishing
Nefali Fishing
Fishing charter in Ražanac
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(24 reviews)
Netter Captain. Hilfsbereit und freundlich. Passt sich auch den Gästen an. Antwortet im Vorfeld auf Fragen fast sofort. Beantwortet Fragen von Kids dauerhaft :) Sehr zu empfehlen wer nicht gerade high end fischen braucht. Top weiter so !
Andreas  B.
Andreas B. Zagreb, City Of Zagreb
DRboats - Fishing
DRboats - Fishing
Fishing charter in Umag
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(27 reviews)
Es war ein rundum gelungener Trip für meinen Sohn und mich. Davor ist ein hilfsbereiter und äußerst netter captain. Man kann wirklich nichts negatives berichten. Also wenn jemand einen Trip zum fischen auf See in der Region Istrien sucht, nehmt diesen. Kommunikation von der Buchung bis zum Ende 1a. Danke Davor
Kai  W.
Kai W. Zagreb, City Of Zagreb
Kingfisher
Kingfisher
Fishing charter in Pula
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(2 reviews)
I wanted to get some tuna instead we ended up fishing regulär. But non of all the trip was worth his money even I did not catch a lot. Super crew nice service and food 👍
Rene  L.
Rene L. Crikvenica, Primorsko-Goranska Zupanija
Trolling&jigging&night fishing
Trolling&jigging&night fishing
Fishing charter in Marina
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(4 reviews)
Es war ein super Angelausflug! Haben viel gelacht und auch gut gefangen. Unser Guide hat super Gewässerkenntnisse! Wir kommen auf jeden Fall wieder.
Wegner  S.
Wegner S. Vodice, 15
Nefali Fishing
Nefali Fishing
Fishing charter in Ražanac
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(24 reviews)
Unser Tag mit Captain war sehr aufregend. Wir sind auch in Deutschland regelmäßig angeln, doch Meeresangeln waren wir das erste Mal. Es ist auf jeden Fall etwas besonderes. Marco ist ein sehr netter Mann, der mit viel Ruhe alles erklärte und alle aufkommenden Fragen beantwortete. Zwischendurch stärkten wir uns mit Traditionellem Frühstück. Trotz wenig Wind, landeten wir paar schöne Fische. Absolut empfehlenswert für erfahren und neu auf dem Gebiet.
Laura  B.
Laura B. Berlin, BE