Fishing for Bluefin Tuna in Mallorca

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Alcudia Swordfish Bluefin Tuna Big Game Fishing in Mallorca

When it comes to fishing for Bluefin Tuna in Mallorca, we’d say we are experts. We have been catching and releasing these giants for nearly 20 years now and we’re not tired of them yet!

Bluefin Tuna are a species that demands your respect, whether one is on the end of your rod or you just so happen to see one come to the surface chasing a piece of chum, it will take your breath away.

Over the years, I have lost count of how many bluefin tunas I have seen, but their beauty never gets old.

We operate on a strict catch, tag and release basis and you’ll understand one of the reasons why when you see one for yourself.

They are prized for their sushi grade flesh, which is why the bluefin population is so endangered from commercial fishing, but what I’d like to see is them being prized for their sheer power and beauty. Here are a few facts about them to help you to understand why they are so special:

They are the largest species of tuna, the biggest Bluefin Tuna ever caught with rod and reel was 1,496lb (678kg) in 1979 by Ken Fraser.

They can live up to 40 years.

They can diver deeper than 900m.

They have the sharpest vision of any bony fish, making them tremendous hunters.

They can swim across the Atlantic at speeds of up to 55mph.

They have strong homing instincts and will always return to the place that they were born for spawning.

For Northern Atlantic Bluefin Tuna, the eastern population returns to the Mediterranean for spawning, more specifically, Mallorca.

The Bluefin Tuna population has declined by at least 60% in the past 10 years – another reason we are catch and release

At Capt. Vince Riera, we have so much respect for these creatures and vow that as long as we continue fishing for Bluefin Tuna in Mallorca, we will always do so on a strict catch, tag and release basis.

We hope that once you have fought, tagged and released one of these magical inhabitants of our vast blue planet, you will understand why we are so passionate about them.

Big Game fishing for Bluefin Tuna

Fishing in the best fishing grounds of Mallorca which is approximately 15-20 miles (45 mins) from the marina with the biggest and best-equipped charter boat in Mallorca.

Fishing for bluefin tuna all year round of approx 100kg. May, June and July 200kg+

Average catch in 2019 was 1.14 bluefins per day.

ALL Bluefin Tuna are STRICTLY tag and release.

8 hrs / 1300 €

(60/330 kg)

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Fishing for Bluefin Tuna in Mallorca