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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...

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...

Mozambique News 2017: Mainland instead of Bazaruto

by: Jürgen Oeder
Some of you may remember Lothar Sobek's report about fishing around Bazaruto Island off of Mozambique. His article in the archive comes from 2014 and since then a lot has happened there: Skipper Duarte Rato, who operates there, now also...

November 2017 – Marlin run off Mozambique

by: Jürgen Oeder
Skipper Duarte Rato has an incredible run ahead of Mozambique. By the end of October he was able to catch an average of 1.1 black marlin per day (!) and release a fish of about 1100 lb. Here is his...
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Mozambique in February 2014

by: Jürgen Oeder
By Lothar Sobeck The best time to fish off Mozambique is between September and October (African winter). Then, black marlin can be caught in record sizes. Together with my wife Veronika, I wanted to do some big game fishing in...

Fidel tuna tagged for the third time

by: Jürgen Oeder
Something like this can't really happen: Skipper Vince Riera marked a tuna in front of Alcudia/Mallorca last Friday – but he tagged it for the third time!! Guest and angler was Chris Flower, treasurer of the British Sea Fishing Club...