REMOTE PLACES EXPEDITIONS 2017


REMOTE PLACES EXPEDITIONS 2017

For a trip to be considered unforgettable, some ingredients need to be present. Here we had all of them: amazing places, crazy people, good food, fun, adrenaline and very active fish.

After almost 30 years living and fishing in Sicily, I could say that there are still a lot o places to explore and these are some of the best place to fish in Sicily, unpredictable. No frills fishing, you probably have to get wet a bit, but that never betray. Forget the touristy destinations if you want to experience a real big fishing adventure.

We spent 6 days, jumping between islands, and fishing both from shore and from boats. Red Porgy, Dusky Grouper and Amberjack were the protagonists of our fightings. Jigging, live bait trolling and spinning the practiced techniques.

This trip require minimum 3 days but it could include fishing in up to 3 islands. Adventure is an important part of the trip as some hot spots are not exactly “comfortable” to access :-D!! I organised everything to be ready to fish just after settled at the typical lodge.

On the first shore fishing session we manage to land an amazing porgy working in team. This is a great trophy considered that “Pagrus pagrus”, this is the scientific name, is not easy to hook on that size off the rocks. Then, the day after was after dusky Groupers and find them in good quantity together with some red porgy, but fishing from boat.
One day was dedicated to shore jigging and Amberjacks liked or lures. Fish between 4 to 5 kg are a pleasure to fight with light equipment! Most of the fish were released but we honored some for dinner with a typical recipe.

At the end of the fishing trip, the volcano Stromboli and Etna were in activity too, so we went up for hike at sunset to enjoy this unique nature show!

BLUEFIN TUNA FISHING IN SICILY

Bluefin tuna fishing in Sicily merges with the history of this island since the prehistoric era! Bluefin Tuna always inhabited Sicilian waters, from East to West, including the small islands in the mid of the Mediterranean sea, because of its reproduction travel that starts in the Atlantic ocean.
Neolithic rock painting inside caves, a greek vessel, all the “Tonnara” of Sicily and many other art piece found in Sicily, are the witness that tuna fishing here is timeless.

Nowaday thanks to the worldwide restrictions applied to tuna fishing, some big groups of Bluefin Tuna are stable in the Mediterranean Sea and around Sicily at the moment, all year around.
Bluefin Tuna fishing in Egadi islands and western Sicily is great. Drifting and live bait Trolling for tuna are the most practiced techniques.
Eastern Sicily is good for bluefin tuna fishing on feeding frenzy with tuna bursting on the surface while feeding on school of baitfish. When this nature show happen is possible to practice Popping, Spinning or fly fishing for Bluefin Tuna in Sicily.

Is possible to go Shore fishing for Bluefin Tuna in Sicily, in particular hotspots and using right dimensioned equipment, with the chance of hook the fish of a lifetime off the rocks!
Is possible to plan a tailor made bluefin tuna fishing charter in Sicily, based on your preference or fishing technique; depending on the season and where the big blues are actually biting.