Marlin fishing

Marlin fishing brings together all the ways to target this amazing predator. Marlin are mostly caught trolling artificials or dead bait behind the boat at a speed ranging from 6 tot 10 knots. This fish is a fighting machine so make sure you have adequate fishing tackle on board.

Marlin fishing

Equipment required for Marlin fishing

The common way to go marlin fishing is of course with a suitable fishing boat. You can either use natural bait, lures or live bait to target marlin species.

You will also require a strong fishing rod and reel combination as well as suitable strength line and leader.

Species to target when Marlin fishing

There are a few different fish species in the marlin family. Common species that sports anglers target are the prized blue marlin from the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, white marlin, striped marlin, speerfish and black marlin. Other species often hooked while marlin fishing is dorado, albacore and bigeye tuna.

Best Places to try Marlin fishing

The best areas to target marlin are where there is a large change in underwater conditions that create an upswelling current in the water.

Areas such as the north of Australia, New Zealand, Canary Islands, Portugal, Madeira, Azores, Hawaii, Mauritius, Cape Verde, Caribean, Mexico, Panama, Costa Rica or Guatemala produce good marlin fishing conditions.

Best Marlin fishing Fishing Charters

Suli Suli

4 27,89 ft

Kendwa, Zanzibar (TZ)

From $500
Deposit non-refundable

Nauti Ventures

6 42,00 ft

Quepos, Costa Rica (C.R.)

From $1600
Deposit non-refundable


4 32,00 ft

Calheta, Madeira (PT)

From $533
Deposit non-refundable


10 42,32 ft

Vila Franca do Campo Marina, Azores (PT)

From $853
Deposit non-refundable

Sciallino 34

6 32,81 ft

Imperia, Italy (IT)

From $853
Deposit non-refundable


8 29,53 ft

Alvor, Algarve (PT)

From $426
Deposit non-refundable

Blue Marlin II

8 111,55 ft

Mazatlan, Mexico (MX)

From $550
FREE Cancellation 14 days notice

Stress Reeliever II

6 32,00 ft

Quepos, Costa Rica (C.R.)

From $850
Deposit non-refundable


5 36,09 ft

Madirokely, Madagascar (MG)

From $773
FREE Cancellation 14 days notice