Saturday, February 16, 2019

new charter boat for sea fishing with Tightlines voiitors in 2012My local tackle shop has a new sea fishing boat that we plan to use for some of this summers trips, so on 2nd of january with temperatures near 20ºC we booked a trip to sample both the fishing and get to know the boat and its skipper.

We steamed out 10 miles at 25 knots in this very nice £100,000 pound boat, the english speaking skipper took us to 3 secret rocky marks where we had none stop action all day.

On this trip we were just testing things out and just fished for whatever came along, but on future trips we will be doing things differently. The boat and skipper have a very good license which will allow us to operate at greater range targeting 100lb grouper in deep water using braid and electric reels, as well as big game fishing for marlin and tuna.

Read more: New Sea Fishing trips for Tightlines in 2012

Typical shark capture on the new charter boatHi John,

Had a great day (sorry took so long to reply) caught 6 sharks, great skipper (Jacko) knew his fishing, a fantastic boat, a really enjoyable days fishing.

The only thing was we had to leave 1 person at the marina, he could only take 8 people. We thought as he didn't want to fish, he would just be a spectator, but Jacko said that the licence only covered 8 people in total.

So he stayed at the marina, other than that couldn't fault anything. Thanks for your advice and next time I'm over will look you up to buy you a beer.

Will be using Jacko again next year.

All the best, thanks for everything.


Tightlines-Portugal would like to advise a change of skipper and boat for the Shark Fishing trips for the 2009 season.

Anew boat and skipper for Tightlines Shark Fishing trips in the AlgarveThe skipper of the previous boat used for our trips on the Nituchia has retired himself and the boat and we wish him every success in the future and thank him for providing our clients with some excellent sport over the past 6 or 7 years.

The new boat (pictured left) and skipper will provide us with the same service from a newer vessel, equipped with all the right facilities to make these trips both successful and enjoyable.

We will bring some more details about these changes in the coming week or so to the actual Shark Fishing page.

We look forward with the new boat and skipper, to providing new and past customers with a Shark Fishing experience to be remember.



Like to find out more about our Shark Fishing trips, then take a look here!

Big marlin are regularly caught off the Algave coastBest fish that we have reports of last season is a Blue Martlin of 737lbs to Portuguese angler Joao Brito, good as this fish was, it pales into insignificance compared with the Algarve record of 1306lbs.

I have seen pictures of some nice fish landed at Porimao, 90lbs conger and a White Shark over 2000lbs, taken unfortunately in a net, but it does indicate the potential for those willing to put in time and effort.

Quality corvinna are to be here tooFrom the beaches have come some nice Sea bass. One of the best catches made by local angler Alexander Alves from Carvoeiro was Bass of 15lbs and 17lbs on the same day. Bass around the coast of Portugal go to 30lbs in weight.

A NEW European record was set September 2008 at Sesimbra, near Lisbon, when a blue marlin weighing 419 kilos and measuring more than four metres, was caught.

With the increasing reported catches of superb sea fish of numerous species all around the Algarve coast reaching out across the World, it is obvious, from the increase in the enquiries we are receiving from our web site visitors, that there is a demand that needs to be satisfied.

 Please note that we do offer a Complete Sea Fishing Package including accommodation and organized fishing.

Big Game Fishing with Tightlines-Portugal

The Boat - Custom built for big game at a cost of 200,000 Euros with 2x 250 HP engines-fully equipped with quality fishing gear –unlike most other boats.

The Skipper - Portuguese big game expert who speaks English –I cannot praise him enough his knowledge in fishing for marlin to normal bottom fishing is 2nd to none.

The Catch
- unlike most other boats we do catch Marlin, White and Blue sharks, fishing when the water is hot around August into October.

Find out more about Tightlines Marlin trips here

Sharks can be caught all year, best day so far this year 2009 is 15 sharks all tagged and released, biggest a 10 ft blue.

Find out more about Tightlines Shark fishing trips here

Bottom fishing is interesting with wide variety of species to catch, you will always catch enough to take fish home for your barbecue or to give to friends.   

Prices for this package or a custom package are available on request!

John Bate

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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.