Neptune Marine Fishing Charters Gibraltar
A Neptune Marine fishing charter may be the perfect highlight of an otherwise tame holiday. Come and join us for some fun and sun!
Assuring an enjoyable charter boat fishing trip in Gibraltar takes some planning. Here are some tips and reminders to make sure you have evrything well in hand:
getting the fish you want
speaking of gear and tackle
avoiding a bad time
knowing your options
Getting the Fish You Want
As you may know, there are many types of fish in the seas off Gibraltar and each one requires a different game plan to catch. There are basically three types of deep-sea fishing that we use:
- Bottom fishing
- Offshore fishing
Bottom fishing is exactly what the name implies: one simply drops his line to or near the sea floor, where particular types of fish live. We fish the reefs off the coast and the areas that are known to produce good fish, using feathers, dead bait, jigs or live bait. Some examples of fish caught in this manner:
- many types of bream
- John Dory
Trolling is a more exciting type of fishing as the bait is always moving at or near the top of the water. The captain will motor the boat in a straight line at a slow speed. Since the fish have to catch up to the bait they will usually put up a great fight. Some of the fish caught while trolling are:
If you are of the more adventurous persuasion, you may want to try offshore bluefin tuna fishing. This is the most "glamorous" type of fishing although if you hook into a bluefin tuna it's hard work! the bluefin tuna caught with this approach are large and reqire a great deal of fighting before you land them on the boat. Gibraltar offers the chance of huge bluefin tuna.
Speaking of Gear and Tackle
Now that you have an idea of the types of fish you can catch, it's time to discuss what you should carry on a trip. We provide all top quality rods and reels, bait and tackle that you will need for whatever type of fishing you want to do.
Avoiding a Bad Time
When going out on a charter boat, you must keep in mind that you will be gone for quite a long time. There are steps you can take to assure you have a great time.
We don't supply food or drinks so please take what you need. We ask that all drinks be in plastic or metal containers, so please do not bring glass.
Before leaving home, talk to your doctor or pharmacist about a seasickness remedy. Also, ask about the interactions of these remedies with any medications you are currently taking. Make sure you have enough of your medication(s) for the duration of the trip. If you have any serious medical conditions, such as epilepsy or diabetes, the captain should be made aware in case of emergency.
Check out the wrisbands that are designed to prevent seasickness. They are relatively inexpensive and available at most pharmacies.
Other items you should take with you:
- food and drink
- aspirin or another pain reliever
- sunscreen and your camera
- a hat or cap for each person
- rubber-soled shoes (those decks can be slippery)
- your passport
Knowing Your Options
When you call to book your trip, you should consider the following:
- Length of the trip - we generally book trips from three to six hours long. This is a vast range, so make sure all in your party are comfortable with the time out.
- Children welcome - we do welcome children for the shorter trips only.
- Electronics - we have GPS and VHF radio capabilities, also all necessary safety equipment. This assures precise fishing locations and emergency contact ability.
Asking questions beforehand is welcome and will provide you with the knowledge you need. It also assures you of no surprises after the boat is underway, making the trip more enjoyable.
The number one thing to keep in mind is this: Fishing is supposed to be fun! Get all the questions about the actual trip out of the way before you book it. That way, you can focus on the fun.
Regulations allow us to only retain one bluefin tuna a day, and if we catch one it has to be taken to the official recorder to be weight and measured. You are welcome to come with us to have a photo opportunity with the fish.
This means that if you do catch a tuna you are not permitted to bring it home with you. The licence belongs to the boat and the captain will be the sole owner of any tuna caught.
However, should you bring in a tuna you will get a portion of tuna steak to take home with you as well as having enjoyed one of the greatest thrills know to the sport of fishing.
Any questions please e-mail or telephone.