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Montenegro: 29 fishing charters available
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5.0 / 5
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Budva
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trips from $246
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(56 reviews)
Budva
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5.0 / 5
(24 reviews)
Bar
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Budva
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Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Tivat
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trips from $375
Đenovići
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5.0 / 5
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Ulcinj
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5.0 / 5
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Dobrota
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trips from $300
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5.0 / 5
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Herceg Novi
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trips from $268
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Kotor
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Montenegro

According to customer reviews, Deep Blue, Predator Budva - No Fish No Pay, and Fishing Montenegro are some of the most popular fishing charters in Montenegro. Full list of top fishing charters in Montenegro.

The average price for a private 4 hour Montenegro fishing trip is $261, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $530 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Deep Blue, Predator Budva - No Fish No Pay, and Fishing Montenegro all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Montenegro.

The most popular fish species you can target are Dentex, Amberjack, and Bluefin Tuna. Top fishing techniques include Bottom Fishing, Jigging, and Trolling. Nearshore fishing, offshore fishing, and inshore fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

Montenegro is a hidden gem for anglers fishing in Europe. With access to the sapphire waters of the Adriatic Sea, turquoise mountain streams, and several of the deepest river canyons in the world, you’ll enjoy some of the most stunning nature on the planet here. It’s about much more than the view, though! Anglers spend their time in Montenegro fishing for some of Europe’s most iconic game fish, from Trout and Grayling to Tuna and Swordfish. Grab your favorite fishing rod and head here for your next holiday to see what you’ve been missing!

Montenegro Fishing Highlights

The Adriatic Sea

Anglers on the coast of Montenegro have access to a wide variety of game fish in the Adriatic Sea. A quick trip just 7-10 miles from shore will have you bottom fishing for local favorites like Dentex, John Dory, Mackerel, Amberjack, and more (depending on the season). Big game fishermen can catch Bluefin and Albacore Tuna, Swordfish, and Sharks on a full day of deep sea fishing 15-20 miles offshore.

Ocean fishing is open to anglers year-round, and the most productive season runs from April through November. This is when you can expect some of the best weather in the country and a variety of migratory game fish. Shark fishing picks up momentum in June, while Tuna fishing reaches its height in August. Mahi Mahi are most abundant in late summer, as well.

Getting There: There are two main areas on the coast where you’ll find Montenegro charter fishing boats for hire. The most popular fishing spots are on the north coast, around Tivat, Budva, and Herceg Novi. You can catch a domestic or international flight to Tivat and then drive or catch a taxi to any of these nearby port towns.

Ada Bojana on the southern border also has good fishing. You can drive from Podgorica or Tivat and reach Ada Bojana in just a couple of hours.

Lake Skadar

Lake Skadar (Skadarsko Jezero) is one of the most well known fishing holes in the country. The lake covers 379 km and stretches over the border into Albania. Montenegro lays claim to about two-thirds of the lake, and these waters are teeming with Carp, Trout, Eel, and close to 40 other species.

Lake Skadar is open to anglers from June until March. It closes in spring in order to allow local species enough time to spawn. Of the 9 months when fishing is permitted, you can expect favorable weather about ⅓ of the time, since heavy rainfall and strong winds prevail in fall and winter.

Getting There: Lake Skadar is about a half hour drive from the capital city Podgorica.

Tara River

Tara River is the longest river in the country, which springs in the Komovi mountains and flows northeast. Due to its crystal clear waters, it’s also called the “Tear of Europe.” Naturally, this is the perfect place to try some of the fly fishing Montenegro is known for. You can catch Huchen, Grayling, and a variety of Trout in these waters. The best part of the river to fish flows through Durmitor National Park.

Anglers are only permitted to fish in Tara River using artificial baits. Tiny, dry flies are the weapons of choice in these waters, including Quills, Midges, Blue Winged Olives, Grizzly Palmers, and more. Wet flies, nymphs, and streamers also work well.

Getting There: Tara River is easily accessible to visitors in Durmitor National Park. You’ll find accommodations in the town of Zabljak, just outside of the park and a 2 hour drive from Podgorica.

...And More

The Montenegro fishing experience hardly ends there! Many rivers throughout the country are considered some of the leading fly fishing spots in Europe, featuring gin-clear, turquoise waters and feisty game fish. The Lim, Ljuča, Morača, Mrtvica, and Zeta rivers are renowned for their beauty and hefty portions of Grayling, Danube Salmon, Brown Trout, and Marbled Trout. Numerous lakes, pons, brooks, canals, and reservoirs throughout the country host Catfish, Zander (Pike-Perch), Carp, and Rainbow Trout.

Need to Know

Regulations

Charter boats in Montenegro usually provide a fishing license for customers. If you plan to fish on your own, you can buy a license at a local fishing club or tourist center. You do not need a license for saltwater fishing from shore.

Many lakes and rivers have closed seasons when you are not allowed to target game fish. Be sure to ask about local regulations in local tourist offices beforehand, or hire a local guide. Ocean fishing is open year-round.

Budget

Montenegro fishing charters generally range from 350-700 euros, depending on the length of your trip and the quality of the boat.

Four to 6 hour nearshore trips cost around 350 euros, while 6 hour trips that focus on offshore and big game fishing typically cost 400-600 euros. Eight hour trips cost 600 euros on average.

Freshwater fly fishing guides usually offer a price quote once you contact them.

Affordable rates, hard-fighting game fish, and scenic nature—need we say more? Choose Montenegro for your next angling adventure and discover some of the most scenic fishing grounds in Europe!

Montenegro
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Based on 26616 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January

Fishing opportunities are few and far between in Montenegro at this time of year. When the weather allows, you can try your luck in local streams and lakes, or test the waters close to shore.

February

As winter continues, your time is best spent staying warm and dry indoors. Anglers willing to brave the elements can have some luck fishing Lake Skadar this month.

March

Lake Skadar closes at the start of the month as local species begin to spawn. A trip to the Adriatic will have you hooking into Little Tunny, Bonito, John Dory, and more.

April

The season for Burbot and Pike opens this month in some waters. The fishing is starting to pick up momentum offshore as bigger game fish make their way toward Montenegro.

May

May is a great time to cast your line, anywhere from the lakes to the sea. Be sure to check regulations if you’re fishing in freshwater so you know it’s legal to fish there.

June

Lake Skadar opens to anglers in June. Come catch Carp, Trout, and more! Offshore, monster Sharks are starting to appear.

July

Freshwater fishing opportunities have never been better! Burbot, Carp, Trout, Salmon, and more are biting in Montenegro’s lakes and streams. Most waters are open to fishing now.

August

Come August, offshore fishing is all about Tuna! Mahi Mahi are also appearing in greater numbers, which makes this a great time to catch hard-fighting fish as well as table fare.

September

September is an excellent time to head offshore if you haven’t already. Target Mahi Mahi, Tuna, and Swordfish for an adrenaline rush, or try bottom fishing for a tasty meal of Dentex, Mackerel, and more.

October

Fair weather and excellent sport fishing continue this month. Head offshore while Bluefin and Albacore Tuna are still at their peak, or cast a line in Lake Skadar before autumn winds pick up.

November

The seasons for Brown Trout, Burbot, and Pike are closed in some waters, but you can still target plenty of other game fish on days when the weather is fair enough.

December

Amberjack and Swordfish are at their peak offshore, but you’ll have to dodge foul weather to get to them. Fishing on Lake Skadar is still open, but winter storms may prevent you from casting a line.

Montenegro Fishing Calendar

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Get out with captain Dusan! He will show you the goods - a good man and an ever better fisherman.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Get out with captain Dusan! He will show you the goods - a good man and an ever better fisherman.
Will  P.
Will P. GJenovici, 08
Inform the Captain and find someone who knows the waters like the back of their hands
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Inform the Captain and find someone who knows the waters like the back of their hands
Weng  T.
Weng T. Tannay, VD
Try it. Its great! Sea is really clear (can see up to 30 m down) and it adds exitement when you see the fish coming up!
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Try it. Its great! Sea is really clear (can see up to 30 m down) and it adds exitement when you see the fish coming up!
Matti  S.
Matti S. Helsinki, Uusimaa
Apart from relying on the captain to provide you with the fishing guidelines and suggestions, bring the sunblock and do not hesitate to consult with him on what to see and where to go while in Budva. I would definitively recommend at least 2 hours being spent on wandering the narrow streets of the Old Town.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Apart from relying on the captain to provide you with the fishing guidelines and suggestions, bring the sunblock and do not hesitate to consult with him on what to see and where to go while in Budva. I would definitively recommend at least 2 hours being spent on wandering the narrow streets of the Old Town.
Tanja  M.
Tanja M.
In June, Dentex fishing in Budva is amazing! We had a great time with Capt. Zoran from Predator Budva. He took us on fish right away! We fished for 2 days and caught more than 12 kilos of fish (25 lbs). Bottom fishing is productive at the time of a year + the scenery is amazing where you can swim or snorkel.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
In June, Dentex fishing in Budva is amazing! We had a great time with Capt. Zoran from Predator Budva. He took us on fish right away! We fished for 2 days and caught more than 12 kilos of fish (25 lbs). Bottom fishing is productive at the time of a year + the scenery is amazing where you can swim or snorkel.
Iva  J.
Iva J.

Fishing Montenegro
Fishing Montenegro
Fishing charter in Bar
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(24 reviews)
Had a great morning trip, caught several macerol and kept the fish for eating afterwards. The captain was very personable and helpful. 10/10 would recommend if in Montenegro!
Lyman  T.
Lyman T. Buchanan, MI
Deep Blue
Deep Blue
Fishing charter in Budva
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(36 reviews)
Highly recommend fantastic fishing with a professional and friendly captain in Budva! We had a great time on a 4-hour trip on the banks of the Budva Riviera, saw picturesque places, and caught many fish using various professional fishing techniques. The captain helped and explained how to act at every stage, so we felt like real fishermen. It was a wonderful experience with great emotions, fun, and a good catch! Thank you, Dusan!
Aleksandra  S.
Aleksandra S. Glendale, AZ
Predator Budva - No Fish No Pay
Predator Budva - No Fish No Pay
Fishing charter in Budva
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(56 reviews)
My family really enjoyed our fishing trip with Zoran. He helped us with catching fish, was very professional and funny. Moreover, Zoran is interesting person with whom it is easy to speak with! 100% I would recommend this captain to my friends
Vladimir  L.
Vladimir L.
Predator Budva - No Fish No Pay
Predator Budva - No Fish No Pay
Fishing charter in Budva
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(56 reviews)
We had a good day of fishing with the lovely captain. We managed to catch several different species of fish. The captain had tons of good tips and tricks. Help was always at hands reach. Would recommend to evereyone!
Ratima  L.
Ratima L. North Attleborough, MA
Deep Blue
Deep Blue
Fishing charter in Budva
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(36 reviews)
The captain is very friendly. The 3-hour journey ended early because of seasickness, but we were still very happy.
Fanny  C.
Fanny C. Guangzhou
Predator Budva - No Fish No Pay
Predator Budva - No Fish No Pay
Fishing charter in Budva
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(56 reviews)
We did the 3 hour trip and caught a lot of fish. Also a scorpionfish! Zoran was very helpful en taught us a lot about fishing. I would recommandeer!!
Inez  L.
Inez L. Tirana, Tirana
Fishing Montenegro
Fishing Montenegro
Fishing charter in Bar
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(24 reviews)
Fantastic trip! My friend and I were very happy with the fishing trip and the captain was very nice! Would love to plan the fishing trip with the captain again if I have more time on my Montenegro trip. The captain even prepared delicious snacks and lots of drinks, we were so satisfied!
Kelvin  R.
Kelvin R. Montenegro
Fishing Montenegro
Fishing Montenegro
Fishing charter in Bar
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(24 reviews)
Beli is the best capitan we have ever had. We had much fun and fish. He realy cares and helps you with everything. Highly recommending to go with him.
Alexander  D.
Alexander D. Podgorica, Podgorica
Deep Blue
Deep Blue
Fishing charter in Budva
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(36 reviews)
We had an amazing time fishing with Dusan. His knowledge of the area is top quality, his equipment and boat are very nice, and he is a friendly and accommodating captain. Would recommend to anyone.
Will  P.
Will P. GJenovici, 08
Deep Blue
Deep Blue
Fishing charter in Budva
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(36 reviews)
We fished in the sea first time. Captain Dušan provided a great explanation of different fishing technics for a various types of fish. He knows waters around Budva very well, so we were able to catch almost every species available for our equipment there. Dušan is very polite and open minded person, he's comfortable to be around with. We had great conversations with him. I'm happy we chose Deep Blue boat for our first (and I hope not last) sea fishing.
Katsiaryna  S.
Katsiaryna S. GREAT SAND DUNES NATIONAL, CO
Predator Budva - No Fish No Pay
Predator Budva - No Fish No Pay
Fishing charter in Budva
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(56 reviews)
It was an unforgettable day. A six-hour fishing turned into a super day trip. The captain chose excellent places. We caught over ten kilometers of fish and then three more tuna!!! My son and I have had the experience of a lifetime!!!
Alexander  V.
Alexander V. Gadsden, AZ
Fishing Montenegro
Fishing Montenegro
Fishing charter in Bar
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(24 reviews)
My brother and I had a great day with Beli, he is very knowledgeable about the best fishing spots in the area and even advised us to change the times based on the weather so we would have a better experience! We had a lot of great catches throughout the day and he talked us through all of the equipment and gear he had on board. He provided us with drinks and home made food his wife made which was very nice. Overall it was a really good day, would definitely fish with him again!
Rory  G.
Rory G. Budva, Budva
Captain Ivan Fishing Tour
Captain Ivan Fishing Tour
Fishing charter in Dobrota
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(4 reviews)
Seriously If you do nothing else you MUST spend the with Ivan just the nicest guy so much fun
A & Fitzpatrick
A & Fitzpatrick Montenegro
Predator Budva - No Fish No Pay
Predator Budva - No Fish No Pay
Fishing charter in Budva
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(56 reviews)
Captain Zoran ist absoluter Profi in seinem Gebiet. Er kennt seine Spots wie wohl kaum ein anderer in Budva. Sein Boot ist super ausgestattet, und es fehlt einem an nichts. Es gibt lecker essen, diverse Getränke und natürlich was zum anstoßen 😅👍 Er ist auch sehr bemüht jedem seine individuellen Wünsche zu erfüllen. So konnten wir mit ihm Mahi Mahi, Blauflossen Thun, Amberjack, Bonito und Makrelen fangen. Absolut empfehlenswert, und ich würde jederzeit wieder bei ihm buchen 👍
Marcel  V.  P.
Marcel V. P. Podgorica, 16
Predator Budva - No Fish No Pay
Predator Budva - No Fish No Pay
Fishing charter in Budva
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(56 reviews)
It was a windy trip, my son and i got seasick, but Zoran was able to get us a great trip with tuna and many other fish. He did everything to get us a big catch. We thank him for this day.
Volker  H.
Volker H. Budva, Budva
Deep Blue
Deep Blue
Fishing charter in Budva
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(36 reviews)
All reviews are true...it's a fishing trip with a friend, that owns a boat. He knows everything about fishing, different spots and so on. He arranges everything you need for your fishing target. It was a great day in the ocean. The best thing for tourists...he arranges, that the fish was prepared by a very good restaurant "Restoran Pjaceta"...they are friends of Dusan. A perfect match for the evening.Great! Best deal for a fishing trip in Budva.
Heide  B.
Heide B. Montenegro
Deep Blue
Deep Blue
Fishing charter in Budva
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(36 reviews)
Our fishing trip with Dusan was fantastic. He was incredible nice, accommodating and knew everything you could want to know about the sea life around Budva. I would recommend Deep Blue 100%. 5 star morning.
Tom  J.
Tom J. Budva, Budva
Deep Blue
Deep Blue
Fishing charter in Budva
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(36 reviews)
We had a really great time with Dusan. He is super friendly and open for your wishes. He even helped me with stuff that had nothing to do with the trip itself. It was my girlfriends first fishing experience and she catched all the fish but e should have booked more than 4 hours because time flies by so fast. All in all it felt more like a fishing trip with a good friend than a booked experience and we would love to do it again. Thanks Dusan !
Paul  B.
Paul B. Montenegro
Fishing Montenegro
Fishing Montenegro
Fishing charter in Bar
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(24 reviews)
Captain Beli Alivodic is a real fishermen who will take you to the best fishing spots. His knowledge of the sea is the best. We went with a small group with kids and it was a great experience. For sure when I am back I will book again!
Thimo  L.
Thimo L. Rotterdam, ZH
Deep Blue
Deep Blue
Fishing charter in Budva
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(36 reviews)
Everything was a perfect, first we catched bait fish and saw tuna on sonar but unfortunately didn't got action to our live mackarels. So If u wanna try big game fishing and understand that u dont get 200 pound tuna on every trip i can definately recommend Dusan and his crew
Jari  A.
Jari A. Budva, Budva