Monday, January 21, 2019

Hooked marlin jumps close inWhen they are fished for properly, the marlin fishing off the Algarve coast of Portugal can be as good as any other destination in the world. The big blue marlin turn up around 50 miles out from the eastern end of the Algarve in June and travel down to the deep canyon of Portimao by mid August, staying around till 2nd week in October, depending on water temperatures. Size is very good and we catch very few under 500lbs with 'granders' ( 1,000lb fish) possible.

A big good game boat will use close on 1,000 euros in fuel for a proper full days fishing searching out and fishing for big Blue Marlin, so for the best boat you can expect to pay 2,000 euros for the full day when chartering a boat to chase these superb fish.

We can advise you on the options for this more expensive charter fishing if its what you are really looking for! Don't be afraid to ask for our advice! It doesn't cost to ask!

Update 12/7/2017 - as of July 12th the Marlin have arrived... 3 whites taken on the 12th and on the 13th a big blue Marlin... the Mako sharks and giant tuna over 500lb are here as well, so its looking like its going to be a fantastic summers fishing...if you fancy getting amongst some of this action then contact me today!


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Completing and submitting this form does not constitute a definite booking, it is simply a request for a set of dates and package to be reserved on your behalf and is subject to confirmation of availability by Tightlines Portugal before it can be booked firmly on your behalf and any flights or accommodation reservations made.

Occasionally there is the possibilty that your choice of dates will not be available and we will advise other dates that are as close as possible to try and accommodate your wish for a trip with us.

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As an alternative to Blue Marlin, for those of you on a tighter or smaller budget, we can offer fishing for White Marlin which also turn up of the Eastern Algarve around 1st to 2nd week August, then travel down to the Western Algarve again till October, again depending on water temperatures.

The summer of 2013 was incredible with many boats reporting over 50 hits a day from large shoals of White Marlin

Prices for our White Marlin fishing bookings is much lower than for the 'blues' at around €1000 euro's a day, when they are about, normally in September, for up to 6 anglers fishing

On these charters we do occasionally hook blues on the smaller white lures, but very often lose them due to the tackle being inadequate for the much larger fish. Dorado and various tuna can be taken in numbers whilst fishing for whites and this summer we will be targeting monster tuna that turned up this year.

Its important to note that unlike some the less scrupulous 'tourist charter boats', we will not take you out fishing unless we are sure there are marlin around and we will never take you out when its too rough and unsafe or unfishable in reality.

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If you wish to get more info on any of our trips then use our online booking einquiry page and tell us what type of fishing you want, how many will be coming, and when. We will then contact you to confirm your dates before you start booking flights and insurances etc. This gives us an opportunity to fine tune your trip and cater for your personal needs.

We look forward to hearing from you and organising a full holidy trip out to the Algarve or catering for you on a day out whilst out here on a family holiday.