Fishing in Croatia
FIND AND BOOK YOUR FISHING CHARTER

Fishing in Croatia means fresh water fishing and deep sea fishing. Inland, anglers can catch trout fly fishing on the crystal clear rivers, carp fishing anglers target their favourite fish in the many lakes around the country.

On the Adriatic Sea fishing charters catch dentex, grouper & amberjack trolling or jigging over the irregular sea floor. And Croatia is a major fishing destination for tuna fishing: from April to November you can catch these magnificent predators with natural bait such as sardines, mackerel or anchovies.

Fishing trips in Croatia
SEE AVAILABILITY FROM FISHING CHARTER
SEARCH
Indicate a number.

Tom recommends you these fishing boats in Croatia

My Way Croatia fishing Charter captain Capt. Gianni avatar
My Way
4 27,89 ft

Dugi Otok, Croatia (HR)

From 315,00
Graal Croatia fishing Charter captain Ivan  avatar
Graal
4 29,53 ft

Jezera, Croatia (HR)

From 500,00
Bakul Croatia fishing Charter captain Anton Roca avatar
Bakul
4 36,09 ft

Vodice, Croatia (HR)

From 800,00
Artena Croatia fishing
Artena
5 39,37 ft

Jezera, Croatia (HR)

From 650,00
Bonito Croatia fishing
Bonito
4 29,53 ft

Jezera, Croatia (HR)

From 650,00
Predator II Croatia fishing
Predator II
5 29,53 ft

Jezera, Croatia (HR)

From 765,00
Mora Croatia fishing
Mora
4 27,89 ft

Rovinj, Croatia (HR)

From 70,00
Predator III Croatia fishing
Predator III
5 32,00 ft

Jezera, Croatia (HR)

From 950,00
Hidalga Croatia fishing Charter captain Patrick  avatar
Hidalga
4 31,00 ft

Zadar, Croatia (HR)

From 1.790,00
We recommend
Updated availability

11 Charter in Croatia

Tips & Tricks, bait and more

Smaller fish can be caught bottom fishing and deep sea fishing in Croatia with pieces of natural bait such as sardines, worms, squid of shrimp. You'd reel in smaller reef fish such as scorpion fish, black spot sea bream, snapper, jack, conger, etc.

Trolling lures in open sea (Black Bart, Blue Water Candy, Rapala, Yo-zuri, Halco, etc) - designed to imitate real-live bait fish - one can target almost any type of pelagic fish like Bonito, Mahi-Mahi (Dolphin fish), bluefish, leerfish, little tunny & tuna. Some guides prefer catching first some cuttle fish or squid to troll them with the down rigger close to the bottom to target amberjack, seabass, grouper, dentex and other species of fish.

Tuna fishing and big game fishing in Croatia takes place between April and November. Large tuna is caught chumming sardines, mackerel and anshovies to attract the giant bluefin tuna, which can weigh up to 100kg to 300kg. During summer time, the captains start the fishing adventure early in the morning (the fishing trip may start at 4 or 5 AM) because this is the time when the professional fishing boats lift their sardine-nets. Obviously, this concentrates a lot of tuna in the area. For bluefin tuna fishing in Croatia the charters use big game fishing tackle from 80lb to 120lb (Shimano Tiagra, Penn, Avet, Alutecnos, Daiwa...). This heavy tackle is necessary to be able to land these big fish.

Top sport fishing species in Croatia

FISHING SEASON IN Croatia

All year round fishing in Croatia is great: carp fishing, river fishing, shore fishing, tuna fishing, predator fishing, big game fishing in Croatia, you name it. We'll stick to seafishing in Croatia for now and bottom fishing is possible all year round. You can target smaller reef fish like snapper, jack, scorpion fish, sea bream or conger. Larger predators such as dentex, amberjack and grouper are also around all year round. You can catch them with squid, mackerel or jigging (long blade of in-chiku).

Spring is when the sea starts to warm up slowly and the first tuna arrive. In top water they feed on Sardines, mackerel and anshovy in spectacular frenzys. With heavy duty spinning gear you can fish for these tuna casting all kind of jigs, poppers, bucktails, stick-bait.

As they love warm water, summer and autumn is the best time to fish chumming for the large bluefin tuna (April - November)

In late summer and Autumn there's abundant pelagic fish: false albacore, dolphin fish, bonito, horsemackerel, tuna. This is a great time for light tackle trolling.

OUR USERS IN Croatia

TOURISM & OTHER ACTIVITIES

Apart from recreational fishing in Croatia you can also go Cycling, kite surfing, Mountain biking, wine tasting experience, snorkeling & diving, sailing, hiking, national park and much much more.

Enjoy the local food in the hundreds of bars & restaurants of the area.

LEGISLATION / REGULATIONS

You need a fishing license to fish in fresh water, salt water and deep sea fishing in Croatia . The fishing charters in Croatia normally have the fishing license included in the price for the day fishing trip, so you don't need to buy one if you're chartering a boat.

WHY FISH WITH

GET TO KNOW OTHER FISHING AREAS

Want to increase bookings for your fishing charter?

Tom’s Catch is your expert. We’ll help you have a higher visibility for free.

“I increased my bookings 20% with Tom’s Catch”

Oscar Santos, captain from Luna in Marbella.