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Best Tuna (Bluefin) Fishing Charters in Croatia

Tuna (Bluefin)

  • Size 200 to 600lbs
  • Food Value Excellent
  • Game Qualities Excellent
  • Habitats Offshore

Tuna (Bluefin) Fishing in Croatia

Catching Tuna with a seasoned guide in Croatia... holidays don’t get much better than this. The world’s biggest Tuna species – the Atlantic Bluefin – calls these waters home, and Croatian Tuna fishing charters know what it takes to catch them. 
Anyone can try catching this enormous Adriatic trophy fish, as long as they go with an experienced guide. Tuna weighing over 100 kg (220 lb) make their way to Croatian shorelines aboard charter boats every year. And while Tuna weighing under 25 kg (55 lb) must be released, there are plenty of larger specimens out there. 

Where and when to catch Tuna in Croatia

You’re in with a chance of landing a Tuna from almost any Croatian port. Poreč, Vodice, Tisno, Rovinj, and Zadar are some of our favorite hotspots. 
Tuna fishing season runs from April to December. From January to March you must release all Tunas you catch. It’s also unlikely that you’ll find Tuna in January, as well as at the very beginning of the summer. The largest fish are traditionally caught in August, while they’re usually at their most numerous in the autumn. 
Start your trip before dawn for the best results, as Tuna bite best around sunrise. 

How to catch Tuna in Croatia

Tuna are agile predators that have evolved to swim in bursts of astonishing speed. This can make them a “reel” challenge to land! An experienced captain and quality heavy tackle rods and reels are a must. As well as knowing how to attract and hook these fish, a local captain will help you find the best spots to find them in the first place. 
As soon as you find one of these sardine-eating predators, look out. Tuna hunt in schools, so double headers are common. 
Most Croatian Tuna fishing charters take place aboard walkaround sportfishing boats with powerful engines and spacious decks. These will power you out into the open sea, usually about 10-20 miles from shore. Once you reach the fishing grounds, your captain will stop the motor and drift. On board, you’ll usually find medium to heavy tackle, a gaff or harpoon, and sardines for bait. Croatian captains will usually create a chum slick with finely chopped sardines to attract the fish towards the boat. 
If you want to experience the Adriatic from a completely new perspective, Croatian Tuna fishing charters are a perfect place to start. Nothing beats coming back to the country’s stunning shorelines after a day on the ocean, catching one of the world’s most prestigious saltwater predators. Now, that’s a holiday highlight you’ll never forget!

Tuna (Bluefin)

  • Size 200 to 600lbs
  • Food Value Excellent
  • Game Qualities Excellent
  • Habitats Offshore

Croatia Tuna (Bluefin) Fishing Seasons

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Tuna (Bluefin) fishing in Croatia varies moderately throughout the year. High season is July to October. Low season is January to March. There is no closed season.

Top Tuna (Bluefin) Fishing Charters in Croatia

What People Are Saying About Tuna (Bluefin) Fishing in Croatia

"Tuna Trip with ivan"

Florian Hof fished with Honesto Maena Fishing Charters on September 10, 2018

If you want Tuna go for it! Ivan made us a wonderful day on his boat Mate &Duce. You can realy feel his Love for tuna fishing and 10 minutes after he dropt the bait we had our bite. 1 hr fight and the 150kg fish was on board.

"Day Trip "

James Newman fished with Honesto Maena Fishing Charters on August 17, 2018

Amazing day! I went with my 7 year old son. We caught a 60kg and 100kg Tuna in the morning and Red Snapper in the afternoon. We loved it. My son’s review “The best thing I’ve ever done”.

"Big Game with Marijo and Bepo"

Dan Fraizer fished with Fishing Adventure Trogir on August 17, 2018

Met Marijo and Bepo early for a big game.trip.with my 2 boys. Tuna carpaccio for breakfast was delicious. Unfortuanately I fell I'll but they took great care of my boys, making sure to help them fish. No tuna, but we did have some excitement with a shark sighting! Tuna for lunch to finish our day. Swimming was offered but we passed as we were beaten by the sea. Thanks!!!

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