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Bluefin Tuna Big Game Fishing Holidays

Bluefin Tuna are regarded as a dirty fighter. When they exceed weights of 1000lb they become a very highly regarded saltwater sport fish. Places such as Prince Edward Island off Nova Scotia is fast becoming the best place in the world to target Bluefin Tuna. The Bluefin Tuna reaches into the thousands and that’s why they have very strict rules on catching them. Commercial boats are limited normally to only 1 fish a season.

La Gomera | Canary Islands | Big Game Fishing

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. A big advantage of this fishing holiday is that all fishing tackle is included... Read more

  Category: Big Game Fishing
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Additional Information

Name: Atlantic Bluefin Tuna

Also known as: Tunny, Northern Bluefin Tuna, Giant Bluefin Tuna

Scientific Name: Thunnus Thynnus

Description: The Atlantic Bluefin Tuna reaches sizes in excess of 1000lb and reaches lengths of a small sized family car. These amazing fish are easily recognized by their blue colouration on the top half of their body and a grey colour on the bottom half. The Bluefin Tuna possesses such amazing strength that some say is unrivalled by any other fish in the sea.

Average size: These huge fish can reach sizes well over 1000lb but the average sized fish that are caught are around 300lb in weight.

Where to catch: One of the most populist Bluefin Tuna fishing destinations is Nova Scotia in Canada. The Bluefin Tuna that surround this Island are beasts and will test any angler to his limit. Another popular destination is La Gomera in the Canary Islands. 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.

Fishing Methods: Bluefin Tuna are a ferocious predator and are fished for with either bait or by trolling lures. This is done by fishing off a boat as the water these fish inhabit is normally a long way offshore and deep. One of the best methods is to chum the water with bits of fish and create an oily slick drawing the fish in. Once these fish are close enough a live bait can be dropped in front of these fish which will soon be smashed by any fish in the area. Another method for fishing for these hard-hitting brutes is by trolling teasers behind a boat, enticing the fish up and then dropping a bait or a trolled lure into these fish until they hit it ensuring the angler is then in for a very good fight.

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