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

Wild Lady Quepos fishing

Wild Lady

4 32,81 ft

Quepos, Quepos (CORI)

From 836,34
Betsy Mazatlan fishing


10 36,00 ft

Mazatlan, Mexico (MX)

From 501,80
Puffin Puerto Aventuras fishing


6 29,53 ft

Puerto Aventuras, Riviera Maya (MX)

From 376,35
Andrea M Isla Mujeres fishing Charter captain Anthony Mendillo Jr. avatar

Andrea M

4 34,00 ft

Isla Mujeres, Riviera Maya (MX)

From 355,44
Cherokee Cabo San Lucas fishing


6 33,00 ft

Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur (MX)

From 163,09
Bertram JPH Mauritius fishing

Bertram JPH

8 40,00 ft

Black River, Mauritius (MAU)

From 570,05
Sorted Madeira fishing Charter captain Howard Williams avatar


11 32,00 ft

Calheta, Madeira (PT)

From 500,00
Olphi Nui Tahiti fishing Charter captain Sébastien  avatar

Olphi Nui

4 29,53 ft

Tahiti, Tahiti (POFR)

From 727,61
Yackatoon Sydney fishing


12 50,00 ft

Sydney Harbour, Sydney (AUS)

From 1.533,87
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