June 16, 2010
Big Game Fishing in Spain
History, boats, tackle, and much more!
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Big game fishing does not leave anyone out. This type of fishing is a glamorous trend set by pioneers like Ernest Hemingway. It is the most exclusive recreational fishing and quite expensive. It is the sport fishing where the most spectacular and larger specimens that are caught.
In Spain, and everywhere else in the world, Big game fishing is usually practiced in areas with great depths, typically from 400m to over 1000m deep. These fishing areas are beyond the Continental Shelf.
These depths are the realm of marlin and bluefin tuna. They are also the preferred habitat of yellowfin tuna, swordfish, sailfish, the Mediterranean marlin, shark ... and more!
The boats used for big game fishing usually are large boats and are very resistant, as if the weather turns bad, they are strong enough to bring us safely to port. Normally it is often many miles out from the coast, so having two engines for safety is essential. These boats are equipped with the best electronic systems (GPS, Plotter, Sounding line, etc.), many carry outriggers, fighting chairs, marlin tower and other equipment needed for this type of fishing.
The reels and fishing rods used for fishing are usually 80 to 120 pounds. This fishing gear that has to withstand up to 12 hours of fighting with beasts that can exceed 1000 kg.
The mythical places of big game fisheries are California, Florida, the Bahamas, Australia, Hawaii, Panama, Costa Rica, Madagascar, Ascension and the Seychelles Islands, among others. But lets not forget that in Europe we also have a place that is very well known for offshore fishing: The Canary Islands. Benefiting from the proximity of the sea and the presence of many large predators, the Canary Islands are always mentioned when talking about big game fishing.
In the Mediterranean you can also go big game fishing, especially for bluefin tuna and albacore.The marlin, swordfish (aka the emperor) can also be caught in these waters, but are more sporadic catches.
We are propose these boats for big game fishing:
Barcelona: Fishing trips with Anchor
Cambrils: Fishing trips with the Il·lusiò
Javea: Deap Sea Fishing with Papichulo
Denia:Fishing trips with Dunna
Puerto Banus: Luna, Charter fishing boat in Costa del Sol
Strait of Gibraltar: Fishing trips with El Natilla