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FISHING CHARTERS & EXCURSIONS

Some of the most exciting and magnificent fish to catch on UK shorelines

Mark Jury, avid Big Tuna Fisherman

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Deep Sea Fishing Tours

The waters off the coast of Plymouth are home to some of the fastest species of fish on the planet, the Giant Bluefin Tuna. These powerful beasts can grow up to 12ft long and weigh in at over 600kg. Despite their size, they can take line off your reel at 46mph making them one of the most exciting and magnificent fish to catch on UK shorelines.

What we do…

We have been lucky in securing a license to target Bluefin Tuna here in the UK under this years C.H.A.R.T tuna program. This program is scientifically based to research the stock of Bluefin Tuna in UK waters and we hope it will aid a future general license for a catch and release Bluefin Tuna fishery. There will be a strict code of conduct in place from C.E.F.A.S to maintain the wellbeing of all caught Tuna. Things like fight time limits (60mins or crew takeover), tag teaming anglers on fight, no alcohol, COVID restrictions adhered to. These Tuna can test the strongest of anglers so you must be physically fit and healthy.

Who we are…

I’ve been fishing all my life. I owned a boat before a car. My love of big game fishing started 34 years ago on a trip to Kenya to a resort named Hemingways. Instantly hooked, 2 trips per year and within 3 years i had bought my very own charter boat there. Since then, fishing destinations include Azores, Portugal, USA, Panama, Canaries, Tanzania and Ireland. In 2001 I went to Ireland to try for Giant Atlantic Bluefin Tuna. This was a new fishery and exciting as so close to home. I met with an amazing chap, Adrian Molloy, and we quickly became friends, swapping ideas and experiences and trying different methods, techniques and speeds etc. We have seen good years and terrible years and usually rough (big seas and winds). In 2015 we began to see an increase in numbers. In 2016 I purchased O’Fortuna (Aquabell 33′ Med). 2016-2019 we caught, tagged and realeased over 300 Tuna, average weight 324lbs. 2020 I purchased a new boat, Fortuna II, now fitted out ready for the UK 2021 Tuna season.

Our Boat…

Fortuna II is a 12m powerglide catamaran with a 5.1m beam, very stable. Fully rigged for fighting Giants with:- Lees Outriggers, Lees HD swivel rod holders, Murray Bros fighting chair, flybridge for long range spotting, cockpit controls for fighting/handling, twin 400hp engines.

Fishing equipment:- 4x 80lb trolling rods and reels, 4x 80lb stand up rods and reels, appropriate harnesses and more end tackle than necessary.