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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Croatia

According to customer reviews, Fishing adventure by CUP of SEA, Tira Fishing & Boat Charter, and Sparus Boats Split are some of the most popular fishing charters in Croatia. Full list of top fishing charters in Croatia.

The average price for a private 4 hour Croatia fishing trip is $457, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $704 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Fishing adventure by CUP of SEA, Tira Fishing & Boat Charter, and Sparus Boats Split all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Croatia.

The most popular fish species you can target are Dentex, Gilt-head (Seabream), and Amberjack. Top fishing techniques include Bottom Fishing, Jigging, and Trolling. Nearshore fishing, offshore 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!

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Excellent
4.5 / 5
Based on 27735 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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Be sure to wear sunscreen and bring a hat. The sun is still quite intense. Look for the fish you want but keep an open mind as different fish move and bite at different times. Your skipper will know best what is biting and what isn't.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be sure to wear sunscreen and bring a hat. The sun is still quite intense. Look for the fish you want but keep an open mind as different fish move and bite at different times. Your skipper will know best what is biting and what isn't.
Vincent  N.
Vincent N. Supetar, Split-Dalmatia
Book a trip with Toni he has invested to find the best spots and lures to make your experience worth three trip. Toni will also help with recipes as a chef.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book a trip with Toni he has invested to find the best spots and lures to make your experience worth three trip. Toni will also help with recipes as a chef.
Robert  R.
Robert R. Espoo, Uusimaa
Rent a boat with captain and go fishing on the see. It's more satisfying than from the beach.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Rent a boat with captain and go fishing on the see. It's more satisfying than from the beach.
Daniel  B.
Daniel B.
Nothing to recommend . Capt.Duje fully experienced and welll equipped for different type of fish and seasons. He will show everything for fisherman's, came at first time at Marina .
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Nothing to recommend . Capt.Duje fully experienced and welll equipped for different type of fish and seasons. He will show everything for fisherman's, came at first time at Marina .
Vyacheslav  S.
Vyacheslav S. Pinneberg, Schleswig-Holstein
It was an easy drive from Vodice. Stay hydrated, pack your sunscreen or a long sleeve shirt. Be patient when fishing
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It was an easy drive from Vodice. Stay hydrated, pack your sunscreen or a long sleeve shirt. Be patient when fishing
Margaret  M.
Margaret M. Zagreb, City Of Zagreb
Keep an eye on the weather, as windy conditions later in the evening don’t lend well for fishing in the area.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Keep an eye on the weather, as windy conditions later in the evening don’t lend well for fishing in the area.
Jesse  S.
Jesse S. Croatia
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

Hit Fishing and Tours
Hit Fishing and Tours
Fishing charter in Umag
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(7 reviews)
We had a perfect Fishing Trip with Oliver We had a good time and some Fisch What do you want more :)
Eric  B.
Eric B.
Split Sportfishing
Split Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Split
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(27 reviews)
While it wasn’t the ideal day for squid fishing, but we did still manage to catch one big one! Otherwise the trip was also great. The boat was comfortable, the guide was friendly and fun. We had a great time! Highly recommend.
Christopher  B.
Christopher B.
Zadar Sunset Fishing
Zadar Sunset Fishing
Fishing charter in Zadar
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(35 reviews)
My friends and I had an absolute blast! We caught plenty of fish, had some great talks with Goran, as well as great food onboard of his well equipped boat. I’d do the trip again and again, definitely worth the money!
Patrick  S.
Patrick S. Croatia
Zadar Sunset Fishing
Zadar Sunset Fishing
Fishing charter in Zadar
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(35 reviews)
Fantastic evening on the sea. Mr Goran was Nice and helpful. Great snacks and the catch was better Than we had expected! Of we ever vimse back to Zadar we Will absolutely do it again! Pär, Olof and Algot from Sweden
Paer  S.
Paer S. Sweden
Maritimo Tuna Fishing
Maritimo Tuna Fishing
Fishing charter in Dubrovnik
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(8 reviews)
Went on 4hr trip starting at 7am. Captain did all he could to catch a Tuna but no luck on this occasion. Good equipment and Knowles Le captain.
Clifford  H.
Clifford H. Marlow, England
Tira Fishing & Boat Charter
Tira Fishing & Boat Charter
Fishing charter in Bakarac
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(6 reviews)
Today I went tuna fishing with this great boat, it was a very nice day, great captain, very good fishing equipment.Unfortunately we couldn't catch any tuna, but we would definitely recommend going again next year
Steven  B.
Steven B. Germany
DRboats - Fishing
DRboats - Fishing
Fishing charter in Umag
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(48 reviews)
The Captain was well prepared and explained the fishing to us. We caught enough fish and Davor was very relaxed. Definitely recommended.
Moritz  C.
Moritz C. Croatia
Nefali Fishing
Nefali Fishing
Fishing charter in Ražanac
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(34 reviews)
Absolutely incredible time with Marko. Early morning air was crisp and fishing was exciting and relaxing all at the same time. Would highly recommend selecting the trip that includes lunch. Being able to eat fresh caught fish is an entire experience itself, Marko prepared an excellent and delicious meal.
Caleb  E.
Caleb E. Zagreb, City Of Zagreb
Toni Sportfishing Charter
Toni Sportfishing Charter
Fishing charter in Hvar
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(12 reviews)
Toni is the best, he looked after us so well on the day, the trip was about to end when he spotted some Tuna and proceeded to chase after them to try and get us one, look forward to booking with him again in the future, boat - excellent, equipment - excellent, day-excellent, skipper - superb.
Andy  F.
Andy F. Hornsey, England
Boat Fishing Tours Dubrovnik
Boat Fishing Tours Dubrovnik
Fishing charter in Dubrovnik
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(4 reviews)
Had a great time fishing today, the crew were amazing, did everything for us and caught some fish ready for the BBQ this evening! Don’t hesitate to book!
Luke  R.
Luke R. Hackney, England
Zadar Sunset Fishing
Zadar Sunset Fishing
Fishing charter in Zadar
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(35 reviews)
Goran made us feel really welcome and provided a snack breakfast and refreshments. His knowledge of the fishing area allowed to catch several fish and explained the dangers of the spider fish. Highly recommended.
Tony  J.
Tony J. London, England
Honesto Maena Fishing Charters
Honesto Maena Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Zadar
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(51 reviews)
It was just a perfect day. We caught 2 tunas and a few other fishes which we could take home for dinner. Ivan was the perfect guide, he was very patient and also cooked for us. It was absolutely delicious! All the best for you and your family! Hope to see you next year again!
Andreas  S.
Andreas S. Bielefeld, North Rhine-Westphalia
Toni Sportfishing Charter
Toni Sportfishing Charter
Fishing charter in Hvar
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(12 reviews)
Toni is very experienced and very knowledgeable. Had already prepared where he wanted to take us for the best trawling/jigging and had a fantastic setup on the boat with great kit to give us the best chance of catches. Flexible on the day when one technique wasn’t working so well and made sure we went home with some fish! Highly recommend
Charlotte  B.
Charlotte B. Cambridge, England
Split Sportfishing
Split Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Split
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(27 reviews)
Ante was great, he tried very hard to compensate the weather conditions which were not very friendly since it was windy. He manage to get us to catch fish, he kept in touch all the time, he was very clear with the instructions. He speaks English very well! We drank some good wine on the boat! I greatly recommend it to everybody!
Dan  S.  F.
Dan S. F.
DRboats - Fishing
DRboats - Fishing
Fishing charter in Umag
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(48 reviews)
Children are delighted. For the first time in their lives they caught fish - mackerel, needle fish. The captain is very attentive, explains everything and shows. I recommend to everyone
Anna  F.
Anna F. Rijeka, County Of Primorje-Gorski Kotar
Sparus Boats Split
Sparus Boats Split
Fishing charter in Split
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(22 reviews)
Very good day and captain was friendly, helpful and kind. The day was perfect without wind and also all was fantastic. Thank u again Josip for give us a very good day with fishing.
Elise  K.
Elise K. Texarkana, TX
Split Sportfishing
Split Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Split
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(27 reviews)
Magnifique soirée de pêche avec Ante! Nous avons ramené plusieurs calamars. L’apéro (vins, spécialités croates) était au top. Je recommande François
François  R.
François R. Chexbres, VD
Zadar Sunset Fishing
Zadar Sunset Fishing
Fishing charter in Zadar
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(35 reviews)
Sehr netter Capitan, Wir werden nächstes Jahr wiederkommen. Haben sehr leckere Makrelen gefangen. Sein Preis auf jedenfalls wert. Danke
Jürgen  L.
Jürgen L. Zadar, County Of Zadar
Split Sportfishing
Split Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Split
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(27 reviews)
Me and my girlfriend loved Ante s charter. He’s an amazing fisherman and an experienced capitan, he’s teached us how to fish squids. We’ve got a few squids and enjoyed some awesome wine and snacks that he’s brought for us. Will definitely repeat this charter once in split.
Matteo  S.
Matteo S. GJurgevac, 06
Hit Fishing and Tours
Hit Fishing and Tours
Fishing charter in Umag
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(7 reviews)
Captain Oliver received us very nicely on his boat and made the trip an unforgettable experience. he showed us the right fishing techniques and the hot spots in the area. we caught a surprising number of fish, although they should have been a bit bigger. overall highly recommended.
Dirk  W.
Dirk W.