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How to prepare blue crabs

by: Jürgen Oeder
I have been asked several times how to prepare - and eat - blue crabs. Well, nothing easier than that. The crabs are boiled in a pot of boiling water and so killed in seconds. Don't forget to keep the...

Men staring into the water

by: Jürgen Oeder
Good charter boat skippers can do more than just fishing. Without a talent as an entertainer, who keeps his guests happy - for example when the fish have their mouths nailed shut - it doesn't work. Entertainment of the guests...

Mallorca – Amberjacks

by: Jürgen Oeder
Mallorca's sea gives more and more, at least from the point of view of us anglers. After bluefin tuna, albacore, little tunny, swordfish and spearfish, we can now also catch amberjacks with Dentex as bycatch during the winter months, as...

And another swordfish

by: Jürgen Oeder
"Tired, but happy", was the conclusion of Constantin, who was fishing for swordfish with skipper Vince Riera off Mallorca. A fight of 30 minutes with gentle brake (so that the hook does not slit) had brought the beautiful fish on...

Superb Fishing off the Ebro-Delta

by: Jürgen Oeder
Those who are not frightened by Corona, currently have very good fishing off the Ebro Delta. There are an unbelievable amount of blue fin tuna with partly extreme weights. At the end of July many fish top the 100 kg...

Mallorca in July

by: Jürgen Oeder
I stayed at home for almost 14 days after my June trip, then I simply "had to" go back to Mallorca: The renowned journalist and author Dave Lewis had asked me to accompany him on a trip with skipper Vince...

BFT recapture in the Adriatic Sea

by: Jürgen Oeder
A bluefin tuna tagged in the Adriatic Sea has been caught again after 20 months in the wild, as Axel Nanko now informed me. The fish was caught by his friend Christian on April 29th on board Axel's boat off...

Bluefin spawning area off Madeira?

by: Jürgen Oeder
A so far unknown spawning area of the Atlantic Bluefin Tuna (BFT) may be off Madeira. This is the result of a now published DNA study on the origin and return to the "birthplace" of almost 1,000 BFT in the...

Mako shark will be better protected in the future – a little bit.

by: Jürgen Oeder
The mako shark will be better protected in the future after a majority decision of the UN Conference on Species Conservation. The top predator should now be listed on the so-called Appendix 2 of the Washington Convention on International Trade...

Decaying tuna carcasses off Ibizia again

by: Jürgen Oeder
Again: Like last year, the Ibiza Island Council protested sharply to the Spanish central government in Madrid against the illegal dumping of tuna corpses by purse seiners. The bottom trawlers had up to 3 tonnes of decaying tuna carcasses in...