Saturday, December 16, 2017

Trip booked with John Bates at Tightlines-Portugal for some Shark fishing in the Algarve. John met us at Faro Airport and transported us to our hotel accommodation.

Hotel was bed and breakfast. There was a swimming pool and all staff spoke English.   On Fishingday’s breakfast was easily arranged for early start.

Fishing days; John would accompany us and transport us to the boat, where his partner Mario was ready and waitng. If the weather/sea was rougher than expected (which happened on our first day) there was a back-up plan of a 50+ acre lake where you could fish for wide mouth bass.

The remaining 3 days we maaged to go out to sea, where we caught 5 blue sharks up to 50lbs, Red Snapper up to 7 lbs, bream up to 3lbs, and plenty of huge Garfish, Mackerel Groupers and Conger Eels.

John and Mario certainly put us on to the fish.  

The equipment and bait was provided and excellent.

Overall the trip was definitely for fishing, in which they care about you succeeding, and not the rip of tourist charters.

Will definitely be booking again, and hopefully soon, watch this space

Clive Dawson

17th – 24th June 2017

Contact Info

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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.