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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Fishing Reports

We got the tuna bug!!!

March 01, 2020

A couple of nice 120 lbs Big eye tuna again today, we also lost another 1 this morning. Read Full Report →


Tuna galore

February 28, 2020

More big eye tuna today ranging from 45 lbs to 80 lbs. There is a mixture of Big Eyes, Albacore and Bluefin tuna out there plus a few different species on the bottom fishing Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

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4.73
out of 5 stars from 25 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
70th bday
Amazing trip.  Jamie and Albert and the Spanish man were so helpful and Jamie even stopped the boat to show us dolphins on the way back to port
Fantastic day fishing for marlin with jamie
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
79%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
96%
Appropriate for children
84%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
58%
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Clare M.
Chippenham, ENG
 5.00
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Amazing trip.  Jamie and Albert and the Spanish man were so helpful and Jamie even stopped the boat to show us dolphins...
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Gary S.
Cambuslang, Scotland
 5.00
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Fantastic day fishing for marlin with jamie

VERIFIED   June 20, 2019
Did everything we could have expected and more.  Really great day on the boat. Very chatty and informative not just another...
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Sebastian V. L.
Stockholm, AB
 5.00
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70th bday

VERIFIED   December 30, 2019
Great day with competent crew… Definetley recommenced!
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Sue T.
Spain
 5.00
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Half day x3

VERIFIED   October 22, 2019
.Jamie was brilliant ?DID HIS BEST TO CATCH THE FISH EVEN WHEN THEY WERE NOT BITING . My autistic son was thrilled with his...
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Andrew B.
Worcester Park, England
 5.00
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December fishing trip

VERIFIED   December 3, 2019
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