If you are in search of a real specimen, then Tuna fishing off Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia is the place for you. The Bluefin Tuna surrounding the Island are beasts and will test any angler to his limit. These huge Tuna grow over 1000lb’s and are caught regularly by anglers on stand up and fight gear, but make sure you take your “A” game as these fish fight dirty.
Fishing off Prince Edward Island started to kick off in 1967. Back then the Bluefin Tuna were known locally as Horse Mackerel. Locals classed them as nuisance fish as they tore the fishermen’s nets to pieces. Some years later, the word started to spread around the sportfishing community, which lead to a boom in fishing charters. All were taking anglers fishing to target Bluefin Tuna. The monsters caught were more than 1000lb. Nowadays, Prince Edward Island is known globally as the “Tuna Capital of the world.”
If you embark on a fishing trip to Prince Edward Island you will be blown away by this spectacular destination. The Island is a province off the coast of Nova Scotia in Eastern Canada. The friendly nature of the local people, delicious fresh seafood, dreamy blue water and the giant Bluefin Tuna fishing is what attracts thousands of visitors each year. Head over to our YouTube channel to see what Bluefin Tuna Fishing in Canada is really like.
Bluefin Tuna fishing in Nova Scotia is primarily regarded as one of the best fishing experiences in the world. You will be deep-sea fishing from a boat skippered by one of the very best Bluefin Tuna charters out there.
You will be fishing with heavy tackle, designed for the mighty Bluefin Tuna. You will be fishing with Mackerel baits, either by using a kite or by chumming the fish in close to the boat. We use the very best newly custom-built 45ft fibreglass fishing boat, powered by a 430 horsepower Cummins engine.
Onboard it is equipped with top of the line electronics including a 3D bottom charting plotter. The boat also has radar equipped with “structure scan technology”. The Captain, Scott, is proud to be the two-time winning boat captain of the Canadian Tuna Cup Tournament.
This award is presented to the Captain, who’s charter landed the largest Bluefin Tuna during the competition. Good friend Ken is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records for having landed the most giant Bluefin Tuna ever. Weighing in at an unbelievable 1496 pounds!
You will be fishing onboard Scott’s boat, which will be your private charter for as many days as you have booked. His team will ensure that you are fishing in the correct areas. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced angler, Scott will teach you the methods to land one of these giants successfully. All tackle, equipment, and training will be provided to ensure you have the best time.
Scott Bruce originated from Prince Edward Island and is the third generation of the fisherman who have spent their lives fishing this area. They have made their livings from the Lobster and Tuna fishing off the coast of Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia. Being raised in this environment, Scott learned the life skills needed to be a successful fisherman, and he soon found himself fishing even in his spare time.
He soon realised at a young age the importance of a good education. Scott enrolled at the St. Francis Xavier University, where he got his degree in Bachelor of Science and a major in Physical Education. It wasn’t long before the salty air was calling Scott back and in 1997 he found himself in possession of his very own fishing boat so he could fish for Lobster and Tuna and the rest is history.
To give you some idea of how long and more importantly how successful Scott has been, back in 2016 Scott completed his 20’th year of taking people out from all over the globe all in search of these enormous Bluefin Tuna.
A Fishing holiday to Prince Edward Island offers its visitors a Tuna fishing adventure like nowhere else. The return rate for this tour is like no other. With return visitors pre-booking as soon as they return. It’s an infectious experience that can be hard to describe unless you have experienced it yourself.
For more information about this tour, contact our experienced team who will help you to plan and book the perfect fishing holiday. You can view all our Bluefin Tuna fishing holidays here along with all our fishing trips to Canada. Remember also to request your free brochure.