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.

My Charter Listings

Costa Adeje
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Customer Reviews

4.42 out of 5 stars from 4 reviews

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Went fishing on Monday, June 5, 2017

Nice boat and crew. Tenerife s no Cabo or Guatemala! Fishing is not what it is there. 500 euros for a four hour trip is a lot. Understand that the Atlantic is not where I normallly fish. I will stay over there in the southern pacific! Fish availability is not that great.  The local bottom fishing is fished out with fish traps. A lot of four hour boat rides for not much action. A lot of bait. But very few fish??? Odd. Have had fish less days in Cabo, but darn few! Again crew and boat was goood. I fly fished and did land one skipjack tuna. We trolled gear and it was really dead.
Beautiful sland and great food, restaurants etc but for fish I am in Central America.

Jim Bickler does not recommend Happy Hooker III

Fished June 2017

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Went fishing on Wednesday, October 5, 2016

I cannot fault the effort that the crew of Happy Hooker put in for their clients to catch fish,unfortunately the fishing in Tenerife at the time of my five trips was poor.
If you are a holiday maker in Tenerife book a trip you will enjoy it .If you are a serious angler find another destination.

Fished October 2016

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Went fishing on Friday, July 8, 2016

Caught 2 small skipjack tuna whilst trolling, then went bottom fishing for rays as too many dolphin around scaring the fresh bait fish, not a lot caught except for a few rays of 30lb +, and 1 fairly large ray of 50lb +, had a good 4hrs out, boat, skipper, deck hand all very good, provided bait, and plenty of refreshments available. well worth the time and money. Took my 15yr old g/son on his first trip, he was well looked after, and given plenty of attention and advise from the crew.
Going back later in September will book again.

Fished July 2016

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Went fishing on Sunday, May 22, 2016

Fished May 2016

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