Captain
Jamie Hinson

Member since October 2014 Costa Adeje, Spain
Background
My father used to run fishing charters back in the UK but in 1983 got fed up with the bad weather so decided to move his family to Tenerife to try his luck in warmer waters. When we arrived here he was the first boat to offer fishing charters in Tenerife and being a young 7 year old fishing enthusiast I spent every day that I could out on the boat, at one time the whole family had to live on board as things never went to plan and I used to have to see my home go fishing every week day whilst I went to school. Finally in 1990 we figured out where the marlin were hiding in Tenerife and had the best year ever. A few years later when I left school I got sent back to the UK to do a 5 year apprenticeship on the River Thames, in 1998 I earned my Freedom of the Company of Watermen & Lightermen of the River Thames and came back to Tenerife full time, by now my father had passed the company on but it wasnt long before I got my own boat.
Techniques
We have a wide range of fish to catch, during the months of October, November and December we troll for wahoo, pick up some live Herring and go for the Amberjack and Dentex on the bottom, these are very hard fighters. From January to May we are tuna fishing, to start the season we chum for Yellowfin, Big Eyes and Albacore until mid February, then the same fish start to take a lure, so trolling is the preferred method then. At the beginning of March the Bluefin Tuna arrive and over the last couple of years we have done very well, we hooked 27 this year, caught 26 of them (catch and release),this is great fun, biggest this year about 650 lbs. Around the mid May until September we start looking for the Blue and White Marlin, Spearfish, Mahi-Mahi, Skipjack tuna. This year we have equipped the boat with electric teaser reels to offer the Switch and Bait method, we are the only boat who offers this method. If any of these methods fail then we always do some bottom fishing so you can catch.

Hey, I'm Captain Jamie Hinson

Costa Adeje, Spain
Background
My father used to run fishing charters back in the UK but in 1983 got fed up with the bad weather so decided to move his family to Tenerife to try his luck in warmer waters. When we arrived here he was the first boat to offer fishing charters in Tenerife and being a young 7 year old fishing enthusiast I spent every day that I could out on the boat, at one time the whole family had to live on board as things never went to plan and I used to have to see my home go fishing every week day whilst I went to school. Finally in 1990 we figured out where the marlin were hiding in Tenerife and had the best year ever. A few years later when I left school I got sent back to the UK to do a 5 year apprenticeship on the River Thames, in 1998 I earned my Freedom of the Company of Watermen & Lightermen of the River Thames and came back to Tenerife full time, by now my father had passed the company on but it wasnt long before I got my own boat.
Techniques
We have a wide range of fish to catch, during the months of October, November and December we troll for wahoo, pick up some live Herring and go for the Amberjack and Dentex on the bottom, these are very hard fighters. From January to May we are tuna fishing, to start the season we chum for Yellowfin, Big Eyes and Albacore until mid February, then the same fish start to take a lure, so trolling is the preferred method then. At the beginning of March the Bluefin Tuna arrive and over the last couple of years we have done very well, we hooked 27 this year, caught 26 of them (catch and release),this is great fun, biggest this year about 650 lbs. Around the mid May until September we start looking for the Blue and White Marlin, Spearfish, Mahi-Mahi, Skipjack tuna. This year we have equipped the boat with electric teaser reels to offer the Switch and Bait method, we are the only boat who offers this method. If any of these methods fail then we always do some bottom fishing so you can catch.

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Happy Hooker III

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(80 reviews)
Costa Adeje
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Rating Summary
Excellent
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 80 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.7 / 5
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Fishing with Jamie
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
88%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
95%
Appropriate for children
80%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
57%
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Ben S.
Arona, Spain
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Awesome afternoon with the Happy Hookers.

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Shared (PM) on August 19, 2022
Now my son is old enough to challenge even the mightiest of Marlin, I decided to treat him to an afternoon sea fishing. A few...
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Tony C.
London, United Kingdom
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day trip with Captain Jamie

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Shared (AM) on May 29, 2022
Jamie was great. He did everything possible to help us all have a great trip and to try and catch fish. Unfortunately after...
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Marc S.
Spain
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Muy recomendable

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Shared (AM) on July 18, 2022
Un equipo profesional, con buenos equipos y atentos en todo momento. El barco es grande, se pesca y navega de maravilla. En...
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Robert M.
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Half day - morning trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Shared (AM) on April 12, 2022
The captain and mate were second to none. Made everyone feel extremely welcome - we caught many smaller bait fish - mackerel...
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John M.
Madrid, Spain
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Just right

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip – Shared (PM) on September 13, 2022
Half day, weather windy so adapted. Jamie explained clearly the issues and made all welcome in his Essex twang! Deck hand very...
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