Information on Tuna Fishing Holidays?
While on your Tuna Fishing trip you will find that the Tuna family are a variety of fish that need no introduction to the travelling angler. These solid lumps of muscle will put a smile on anybody’s face who is lucky enough to hook one. Ranging in size from the smallest Albacore Tuna which reaches only a few pounds all the way up to the monstrous Giant Bluefin Tuna. Most of the Tuna family will test not only the strongest of tackle but also your own mental and physical strength. Of course, it is not only the fight that makes the fish so highly sought after, but Tuna is also a fine tasting meal and there is nothing nicer than freshly prepared sashimi
What does a Tuna Look Like?
The Tuna is a sleek and streamlined fish, torpedo in its shape which is adapted for speed. It has two closely spaced dorsal fins on its back, seven to ten yellow finlets also run from the dorsal fins to the tail. The Tuna‘s dorsal side is generally a metallic dark blue, while the ventral side, or underside, is silvery or whitish, for camouflage. The Tuna adapt very well to its prey, and once the prey is located the Tuna tuck their fins in and attack at the speed of light. On your Tuna Fishing trip, you will find that Tuna normally feed in very large shoals which is great for the angler as you will get shot after shot at the busting shoal of Tuna.
How Big Do Tuna Get?
Tuna can range from just a few pounds in weight all the way up to the biggest specimens that can weight in excess of 1000lb in weight. The Giant Bluefin Tuna are one of the largest of its family and can be caught in places such as Nova Scotia in Canada and La Gomera in Tenerife in the cooler months. Yellow Fin Tuna are usually the second largest of the Tuna family with fish reaching weights over 400lb
Where are the Best Places to Catch Tuna?
Tuna can be caught all over the world when on your Tuna Fishing vacation, in the many oceans but there are certain places where you have a better chance of catching these fantastic fish. Places that come highly recommended would be destinations such as Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama, La Gomera, Nova Scotia, Andaman, South Africa and Rodrigues Island to mention just some of the best Tuna fishing destinations. If there is a certain species of Tuna you are looking to catch then call one of our dedicated Big Game experts who will look at your targets and make suggestions from their knowledge.
How To Catch Tuna?
While out on your Tuna holiday methods vary and is usually dictated by how the Tuna are feeding. Some destinations will troll artificial lures behind the boat and is a matter of waiting to come across one. Other methods to target Tuna are popper fishing or vertical jigging. These lure fishing methods to catch Tuna are very explosive with the Tuna sometimes jumping out of the water to attack your lure. The bigger Giant Bluefin Tuna tend to be caught on bait and can sometimes be caught right next to the boat as they feed on free offerings. We have written some great blog articles on Popper fishing methods and sometimes something that is overlooked is what is the best saltwater clothing to keep you out of the sun.
Our dedicated big game fishing team have a vast amount of knowledge of Tuna trips and can advise on the best Tuna fishing destinations. Feel free to give us a call on 01603 407596 for a chat, alternatively, you can contact us leave your details and we will call you back so we can discuss the best Tuna Fishing options