ON A GIANT BLUEFIN TUNA IN THE STREET OF GIBRALTAR
Fishing trips to SPAIN - Strait of Gibraltar
According to scientific calculations, around 1 million cubic meters of water flow from the Atlantic into the Mediterranean every second – if you envision this as an imaginary “water cube”, the edges would each be 100 meters long. So there is a lot of movement in the water in this strait – and of course that attracts countless sea creatures. In addition to dolphins and whales, there are also many species of fish – and above all the bluefin tuna, which is the main focus below.
When we talk about fishing for bluefin tuna (BFT) in the Strait of Gibraltar, we basically distinguish between 2 completely different fishing techniques targeting different sized fish.
Once a tuna has taken the surface bait, a strenuous fight begins on the relatively light device, which does not always end in favor of the angler. This is pure adrenaline, but, as I said, not for beginners.This is all about popper fishing for tuna, which are usually in the 20-50 kg range.
The second type of tuna fishing here is no less exciting, because this is about the truly capital specimens – the GIANT BLUEFIN TUNA. Since these fish usually weigh around 200 kg on average and giants over 300 kg are also regularly caught, completely different equipment is of course required here. That means 130lbs rods/reels with plenty of line because the escapes can be damn long….
Fishing holidays Spain -- Strait of Gibraltar
Season: For Giant Bluefin Tuna June + July and for the popper fishing enthusiasts already before that from April and then into November.
Outside the tuna season, you can jig quite successfully – for grouper, snapper, dentex or even amberjack.
By the way: The region in southern Andalusia has much more to offer than just exceptionally good fishing. A day trip to Tangier/Morocco (by ferry) or to Gibraltar (UK) is definitely recommended. In addition, there are many exciting places to visit in Andalusia itself, such as Ronda, Cádiz or Tarifa.
All boats are geolocated in real time by satellite and are equipped with the appropriate safety equipment.
The boat is used in particular for the trips on GIANT BLUEFIN TUNA and is also well suited for multi-day trips, even if the tours usually only last 8 hours. All fishing gear (also jigging equipment if required) is on board.
There are, of course, countless hotels and apartments in every price range on the coast of Andalusia. Below are two suggestions that, depending on the type of holiday, are highly recommended from our point of view.
Hotel Globales Reina Christina
Hotel H 10 Estepona Palace
Offers for fishing in the Strait of Gibraltar
- Flight Frankfurt-Malaga h/r (departures from other airports are also possible on request);
- Rental car;
- 7 nights at Hotel Globales Reina Christina (double room);
- 5 days fishing for GIANT BLUEFIN TUNA on board the 41-foot yacht “DAYS”;
- Accompaniment: Kai Witt, Global Fishing Adventures.