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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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
Half day x3
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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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Marius J.
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Fishing with Jamie

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Shared (AM) on January 22, 2021
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Gary S.
Cambuslang, Scotland
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Fantastic day fishing for marlin with jamie

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Shared (AM) on 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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Clare M.
Chippenham, ENG
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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 on...
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Sue T.
Spain
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Half day x3

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Shared (PM) on 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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Martin E.
United Kingdom
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Good 4hrs out

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Shared (AM) on July 8, 2016
Caught 2 small skipjack tuna whilst trolling, then went bottom fishing for rays as too many dolphin around scaring the fresh...
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