Croatia Tuna (Bluefin) Fishing Charters

Croatia Tuna (Bluefin) Fishing Charters

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Tuna (Bluefin) Fishing in Croatia

Tuna (Bluefin)
  • 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 Tuna (Bluefin) Fishing Seasons

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Seasonality

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.
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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 :)
Authentic Croatian fishing experience
Andrew D. fished with Sunset Fishing On The Island on July 5, 2019
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Go for quantity and various species rather than targeting Tuna which aren't spawning in July.
Afternoon fishing trip
Anthony G. fished with Maritimo Fishing Dubrovnik on June 29, 2019
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Just go for it, there's plenty of fish there, so give it a try.
Great captain and boat, fish didn’t cooperate
Vukan S. fished with eFISHent on June 16, 2019
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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.
Trip with Nikola and Ulf
Erik K. fished with eFISHent on May 7, 2019
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Within three hours we hooked a bluefin tuna.

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