Friday, January 18, 2019

Here at Tightlines-Portugal we offer the very best shark fishing trips from the Algarve.

Update 22/8/2016- The Marlin have arrived in numbers only today clients of tightlines had 8 white marlin and hooked and lost a further 8 fish making this again the best marlin fishing destination in the world this summer expecting them to stay till 2nd week october - photo of one of the Marlin taken on one of these trips...


For 24 years I have been shark fishing from the Algarve. For the 1st 21 years I tried all the charter boats, but gave up in frustration at there outdated methods and unprofessional operations. So 3 years ago I approached my good friend who has a good boat (Starfisher) to see if he was interested in trying shark fishing. He jumped at the chance and so using my gear and my improved fishing methods (researched from around the world) we set of to see what we could catch.
Best 1 day catch 19 sharks
Best big shark catch-9 Mako sharks
Best blue shark catch 12 fish including 2 fish estimated at 200lbs they were 8ft long
So what can you expect on our trips?
1) We never go out in poor weather
2) Our trips are 8 hrs not the 6 hr charter trips
3) We go out on time and stay out longer if catching
4) Max 6 fishing not the silly 20 that some boats do.
5) Very good gear
6) We do not sit around all day waiting for shark runs but encourage you to  fish
    for other fish whilst waiting
7) We practice light tackle fishing as well as using the big game gear so if you
    fancy a 30lb shark on a pike rod and bait runner reel thats what we do .
8) Sharks are all safely returned.

The pics below show the size of some of the sharks that can be found here in the Algarve.


Shark Fishing Week Trip

Client playing a good shark

This a fully escorted package with John Bate, 7 Days break staying at a 3 star hotel with 

6 days fully escorted Shark fishing with John Bate on a top quality shark fishing charter boat run by a dedicated expert skipper that we use extensively. The pricing is based on 3 anglers, sharing 3 to a room. Bigger parties can be catered for, please contact us for details. Transfers to and from the airport included.


Booking a Trip

If you wish you can make an reservation inquiry for this trip using the Online Reservation Booking form below. (click tab below to open)

Online Booking Form

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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*New luxury charter boat for the 2013 season*.

The only thing you need to pay extra for are your flights and evening meals.

7 Days Shark Fishing in the Algarve

Prices guide:

During each month of June to September  
900€ per person
for 4 fishing sharing 2 rooms

1,200€ per person for 3 fishing

1,500€ per person  for 2 fishing

Thats fully escorted 7 nights in hotel  with 6 full days fishing and airport runs, exclusive use of boat


A 10% deposit is required to confirm your booking, payable 8 weeks before your arrival, short notice bookings terms will be arranged to suit the trip or if arranged whilst you are in Portugal. Balance of the cost to be paid in euro's on arrival. (NB: for freshwater fishing, please remember to include photocopies of passports for all anglers of 14 years or older so that we can obtain your fishing permits before you arrive.


Fishing -- April to October

Solo anglers: Contact us for info about rates and packages available to cater for your needs on fishing and accommodation!

If you would like to get to enjoy some secluded fishing in Portugal? Book a trip with us now using our onine Reservation page!

Visitor reports:

Read report on Steve Wozniak's recent sea fishing visit.....

Read report about Stuart, Rob, Jay's recent long weekend shark fishing trip....

The hotel:

Situated in the old town of Silves, the Hotel Colina Dos Mouros has recently been extensively refurbished and is now a real home from home. Surrounded by attractive gardens and with superb views of the town’s Castle and cathedral, the friendly management at this excellent hotel will ensure that your stay in the Algarve is a memorable one.

Located on the outskirts of Silves next to the Arade river, just a few minutes walk from the town centre with its historic sites like the old sandstone Castle and Cathedral, as well as its many bars and restaurants.

The hotel has 52 bedrooms all equipped with air conditioning, 24 hour reception, 2 bars, satellite TV, telephone, hair dryer and a safe for storage of personal property. In addition there are 2 bars, restaurant and swimming pool with pool bar and snack service, all designed to make your stay as enjoyable as possible.

A warm welcome awaits you   Comfortable bedrooms   Excellent bar and restaurant   Relax in the hotels pool
 Warm welcome    Relax in the bar    Comfortable rooms    Relax in the pool

We look forward to booking you and your friends for a shark fishing trip soon.

John Bate 


Contact Info

Booking Information

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How to book your holiday:

Keen to get a booking or reservation made - don't delay visit our *Online Enquiry / Reservations Page*

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.