Today's sport fishing is about using ancient traditions together with the most modern techniques and technologies. Experiencing the sea, while learning to respect balance, tasting your fresh catch and sharpen your skills and intuition, make it an absolutely fascinating discipline.
The significant and prolonged presence of oily fish just a few miles from the coast, allows to live unforgettable adventures with a dedicated boat and a top-notch equipment combined with a consummate experience of thirty years in all the seas of the world. The spirit and ethics of sport fishing is both sustainable and compatible with the resources offered by the sea.
The stretch of sea in the area of Levanto is recognized as one of the best hot spots in the world to catch the giant tuna. A stand-up combat with a giant is the apotheosis of sport fishing. Bluefin tuna fishery, strictly governed by Italian and European laws, is mainly done through catch and release, with techniques of trolling offshore and drifting, even if it is the latter that gives the best results. The average size of the fish is about 70 kg, although you can hook-set pieces that pass the 300 kg in weight, all just a few miles from the coast. Fishing in drifting you can also hook-set other tuna, sharks and, if you're lucky, the exclusive swordfish.
The tour starts from Levanto in the early morning or in the early afternoon. You will be offered a breakfast or a light aperitif depending on the starting time.
Price includes: fishing tour with skipper, dedicated equipment, drinks on board, breakfast/aperitif.
You should bring: sunglasses, hat, sunscreen lotion, camera, sweatshirt.
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