Croatia Bluefin Tuna Fishing Charters

Croatia Bluefin Tuna Fishing Charters

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Bluefin Tuna Fishing in Croatia

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

(Thunnus thynnus / orientalis / maccoyii)

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!
 

Croatia Bluefin Tuna Fishing Seasons

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Seasonality

Bluefin Tuna 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.
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Reviews of Bluefin Tuna Fishing in Croatia

Day Trip
Daniel B. fished with Uslužni Obrt Marijan on September 15, 2021
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Contact the Captain. He is a fishing spezialist!
Unforgettable Trip!!!
Lennard R. fished with Sharky Big Game Fishing on August 21, 2021
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Try Big Game in August & September It’s worth it ?
Half day trip with Captain Marijo
Jeremy B. fished with Fishing Adventure Trogir on August 21, 2021
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Be mindful of fishing seasons and limits on keeping Dolphin or Tuna.
Have a grate time on water
Wladyslaw J. fished with Blue Marine Fishing on July 30, 2021
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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 ?
Non-stop Tuna action in the summer
Vukan S. fished with eFISHent on August 20, 2020
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Great for Tuna, Bonito and Dentex! Book a few days with an experienced guide for a true adventure ?
July fishing trip
Leszek . fished with Sharky Big Game Fishing on July 14, 2020
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Polecamy nawet początkującym, chcącym przeżyć przygodę na morzu
Tunaholic
Andrew G. fished with Tunaholic Fishing Charter on September 16, 2019
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Go with these guys. It's there local water and you will catch nice fish
Awesome trip with awesome guide
Michael P. fished with eFISHent on July 9, 2019
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Don't fish by your own - book a charter for sure, because they know some good spots and you will be successful :)

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