Tuna season is coming and the beginning of the summer announces some beautiful holidays with friends or family. Whether you are a beginner or experienced fisherman, the Basque Country allows you to reconcile fishing and tourism in exceptional conditions. Meeting with Pierre Pommé, Guide and Captain of Obsession Tuna Fishing.
Hello Pierre, since when does OTF exist?
I’ve been thinking about OTF for many years in my head, it took me a while to realize this project ; between the setting up of the structure and the purchase of the boat, then to sign partnerships with the most beautiful brands of sport fishing.
OTF was finaly born in 2014 ! We are entering our 3 rd real season on 2018.
Where can we find you exactly?
OTF is based in Ciboure, on the marina of LARRALDENIA, very close to St Jean de Luz, big tuna fishing place of the Basque coast.
Here it’s a dream situation for sport fishing tuna in all its forms: fly fishing, lures (spinning, jigging and casting) or trolling. Thanks to the proximity of the Capbreton pit, the fishing spots are very close to our coast so no waste of time to access the areas!
And it’s not only about fishing in your beautiful region?
There is an art of living in the Basque Country, whether for mountain or sea side activities! Basque attitude is always present, culinary or cultural.
Can we come as a couple or family fishing with OTF? Your fleet is suitable?
Our region is so attractive than everyone can find something to satisfy their passion : sport fishing, golf, hiking, shopping, thalassotherapy …
At OTF we have two boats:
– A BOSTON WHALER 320 Outrage of 10 meters, the real sport fisherman par excellence, a boat fast and very secure because of its insubmersibilité. Motorized by two 300CV Mercury engines.
– A 160 FLY COUACH of 16 meters: comfort for deep-sea sport fishing, an all-options boat for trolling (combat seat, 9 trolling canes of 50LBS and 80LBS); powered by two Volvo 610CV engines.
What a dream! Which fish are targeted, and when can you fish at OTF?
The Basque Country is a Mecca for tuna fishing in France by the density of fish on our fishing zone, the albacore at the beginning of the season from mid-June to October, and the bluefin tuna from mid-June to mid-October.
At OTF, you can discover tuna fishing, improve your skills and why not break a world record following your discipline. We are a sport fishing center labeled by the BGFCF (Big Game Fishing Club of France) and also IGFA Captain / Guide that will allow us to apply for homologation of your catch by the very famous INTERNATIONAL GAME FISHING ASSOCIATION.
But what if we are not used to this type of fishing and if we are not equipped accordingly?
At OTF, we offer an high level service. You will have at your disposal the best equipment according to the type of fishing you wish! Indeed, we have partnerships with prestigious brands: ZENAQ, VARIVAS, DAIWA, SCOTT, TIBOR, ST CROIX, NAUTILUS, PROFILE, SHIMANO, ABU-GARCIA, VMC, HPA, MERCURY, LOWRANCE.
Basically, you just have to come with your hands in your pockets and charge your camera!
Yes, we take care of everything. Moreover, we have set up a drone shooting service in addition, that will allow you to leave with memorable memories in professional quality.
A last word Captain?
At OTF we are at your disposal, the fisherman will have the freedom to choose different formulas or privatize boats on a day or several days. Find us on FishFriender and on our website www.obsessiontunafishing.com
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