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Bluefin Tuna Fishing

Bluefin Tuna fishing for many years has been widely practised from the Atlantic Ocean as well as in the Mediterranean and Black Seas and with Giant Bluefin Tuna being caught in excess of a 1000lb you can clearly see why so many anglers search the world high and low for these prize fish. These warm-blooded fish which can live up to 40 years and grow over 4 metres in length are regarded as a true specimen of a Tuna and fights with these amazing fish can last anything from half an hour up to 4 hours. Bluefin Tuna Fishing is something that every big game angler should experience as the takes can be up close and personal and once you have hooked yourself a Giant Bluefin Tuna then you will be in for one of the hardest fights of your life.

We have listed below some of our top Giant Bluefin Tuna fishing destinations

Blue Marlin Fishing | La Gomera | 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.  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

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Additional Information

What Does a Giant Bluefin Tuna Look Like?

The Atlantic Bluefin Tuna is a true giant of the sea, reaching sizes in excess of 1000lb this fish reaches lengths the same as a small-sized family car, they have been recorded over 4 metres in length. These amazing fish are easily recognized by their blue colouration on the top half of the body and grey colour on the bottom half. The Bluefin Tuna possesses amazing strength that some say is unrivalled by any other fish in the sea. There are certain places and times of the year where you can purely target Giant Bluefin Tuna fishing with baits normally.

How big do Bluefin Tuna Get?

The Giant Bluefin Tuna can reach sizes well over 1000lb but the average-sized fish that are caught are around 300lb in weight. Places such as Nova Scotia in Canada and La Gomera off Tenerife offer some of the best chances of catching a Ginat Bluefin Tuna over 1000lb

Where can you catch Bluefin Tuna?

The Bluefin Tuna moves across the oceans year after year, huge shoals of monster-sized fish turn up in locations such as Nova Scotia in Canada, Mexico and the Canary Islands along with much more recently the Irish sea and Scotland. They move to warmer waters to spawn and then return to cooler waters.

How to catch Giant Bluefin Tuna?

Bluefin tuna is a ferocious predator,  they need to be 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, 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 bait or a trolled lure into these fish until they hit it ensuring the angler is then in for a very good fight. A very popular method to catch Bluefin Tuna in Nova Scotia (PEI) in Canada is by drifting Mackerel out from the back of the boat attached to kites. The Mackerel is then lowered just beneath the surface and held there by the kite. It is a very interesting method.

Contact Us

Within the Sportquest team, we have dedicated members who specialise in their own fields. Our dedicated big game team have years of knowledge of this style of fishing and in some case have first-hand knowledge. We would be more than happy to help advise on locations that would suit more towards Bluefin Tuna fishing holidays. Feel free to call us anytime on 01603 407596 or alternatively you can contact us via our website by leaving your number and we will call you back.



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