Bluefin Tuna are a highly prized sportfish and an iconic species the world over; they have been recorded up to 1,500lb in weight and rival the Black Marlin, Blue Marlin, and Swordfish as the king of the big game species. They are warm-blooded fish, which can live for up to forty years and grow over four metres in length, and are native to both the western and eastern Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea, roaming the vast blue waters searching for food.
Due to their size, speed, and power they display as an apex predator, many anglers search the world high and low for these stunning fish, and they’re certainly on many anglers bucket lists. Once you have hooked a giant Bluefin Tuna, you will be in for one of the most challenging fights of your life, they possess enormous muscular strength that they use for propulsion, and fights can last anything from half-hour to over four hours.
A ferocious predator that can dive to depths of over 1000m, they typically hunt in the upper layers of the ocean, feeding on small fish such as Sardines, Herring, Mackerel and other invertebrates such as Squid and Crustaceans. A popular way of catching these hard-hitting brutes and one of the best is by trolling teasers behind a boat, enticing the fish up and then dropping a dead bait or trolled lure into the depths.
Below are the top destinations in the world for Bluefin Tuna Fishing.
Covering an area of over 320 square kilometres, the Ebro Delta is one of the most extensive and exciting wetlands in the western Mediterranean. Home to a bounty of different species, including Tuna, Bonito, Bluefish, Palometón, Bass, Llampuga, Mackerel and Amberjack, to name just a few.
Big game fishing in Spain, off the coast of Valencia in the Mediterranean, is based purely on the biggest Bluefin Tuna. During the summer months of June and July, this destination transforms into the epicentre of European big game fishing and regularly throws up huge specimens of over 600lb.
La Gomera is the ideal big game fishing destination for anyone who does not like long flights. It is also perfect for a family fishing holiday as the island is packed with other attractions to keep the entire family entertained. You will be fishing some of Europe’s most prolific waters for species such as Blue Marlin and massive Giant Bluefin Tuna.
If you are in search of a true specimen, then Prince Edward Island is the place for you. The Bluefin Tuna that surround this Island are beasts and will test any angler to his limit. These huge Tuna grow excess of 1000lb’s and are caught regularly by anglers on stand up and fight, but make sure you take your “A” game.
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