The geographic position of Dugi Otok is characterized by many small islands on one side and the open sea on the other side. Advantage of fishing in the Adriatic Sea instead of in oceans, is the quiet sea with small waves or flat water. The positions for big game are very close from our village Verunic which is on the Northern part of Dugi Otok: just a few minutes by fast boats.
That makes our fishing pleasant!
The season of 2014 was great. We caught many specimen and we often saw bluefin tunas feeding around our boat. The most exciting experience was the marlin jumping a few meters from us with our hook in the mouth.
The open sea gives you the feeling of freedom and peace when driving close to dolphins and turtles. In the summer months it is possible to have good results, but we suggest to come in Spring or Autumn (May and October).
We began our Big game fishing experience in 1995. We started learning this thrilling way of fishing using the artificial baits. Before Big game fishing our passion was underwater fishing. That taught us many things about the behavior and the habits of the fish, the sea currents and the different temperatures of the sea. All those information were useful as we began Big game fishing from the surface in Croatia.
Why to fish in Croatia? For its quiet and harmless sea! Big game fishing has to be pleasure and in Croatia it almost does not happen to have the boat rocking by waves, at least not like in the oceans. We practiced Big game fishing several times in the oceans, with smaller and bigger boats, with local people organizing Big game fishing, but we did not enjoy it because of the moving boat on the waves. We even like fishing for smaller fish, with other kinds of fishing rods, which catch smaller fish up to 1 kg weight, but that is another story. The sea fascinates us and we like to live with it in the every possible way.
The team Mario & Dani:
- owns fishing boats
- is fully equipped
- gets you fishing licenses and baits
- speaks several languages
For the beginner or the expert, we will be glad to fish with you!!!
Our big game fishing trips in Croatia give us a lots of pleasure. On the first photo above you can see the bluefin tuna fish that we caught in 2013. which weighed 75 kg. The result of our fishing trip in September of 2013. was the amberjack that weighed 32 kg and was caught with the live bait. The 32 kg amberjack is shown one the second photo above. The last photo shows our big game fishing in Croatia once again in action. This time we caught a 60 kg bluefin tuna.
After big game fishing we prepare our fish on the grill or rare as sashimi. We catch: bluefin tuna, red snapper, swordfish, mahi-mahi, amberjack, skipjack, dorado, bream dentex ...