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Madeira | Fishing Holidays

Madeira Fishing holidays are ideal for the specimen saltwater anglers who are in search of that huge Blue Marlin that can be caught in Madeira. Blue Marlin are caught around the world but Madeira is a great fishing destination for those looking to catch a Blue Marlin over 1000lb. Madeira enters the World Marlin Championships each year and has come in top three many years in a row. Our big game fishing boat in Madeira, Funchal has a huge reputation across the globe for producing huge Blue Marlin with the Marlin season being from May to end of September it makes for a really interesting Marlin fishing holiday as it can be tailored to fit your requirements. After the Blue Marlin season this is when people travel to Madeira Wahoo fishing, the season for Wahoo in Madeira is from October to December. Both styles of fishing in Madeira is trolling artificial lures behind the game boat in Madeira. So if you are looking for a short fishing break to Madeira or even an extended family fishing holiday in Madeira you have come to the right place.

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What Fish Can I catch In Madeira?

The primary target on a Madeira Big game holiday is the blue Marlin. People from around the world go fishing in Madeira Portugal in search of a huge Blue Marlin. The deep-sea fishing Madeira offers anglers the chance to do battle with Marlin in excess of a 1000lb. Later in the season, the Wahoo are another target and these tend to be around in October and November and lure fishing Madeira would be the best fishing package to Madeira for these. Tuna fishing is also an option in Madeira with Giant Bluefin Tuna caught early season.

When is the best time to catch a Blue Marlin in Madeira?

A Blue Marlin Fishing Holiday to Madeira would be best booked around July to September. Madeira Marlin season runs from May to September and the latter part of the season tends to be when the huge Blue Marlin run in Madeira. If you are unsure of the best week to book please contact us and we can recommend the perfect time for Marlin fishing in Madeira.

How big do the Marlin Get in Madeira?

Madeira has for many years been the home to some of the worlds biggest Blue Marlin that have been caught. An average size Blue Marlin in Madeira is 600lb but each year fish in excess of a 1000lb are caught. The Marlin caught around Madeira are known worldwide for being some of the biggest Marlin in the World.

Can I go bottom fishing in Madeira?

Bottom fishing in Madeira is something you can arrange with your skipper. It is sometimes a little hard to do due to the strong currents but of course, you can ask your skipper when you are there. There are such fish as Amber Jacks and Sheepheads that get caught on a regular basis.

How many people on the Boat in Madeira?

When you book your Marlin Holiday in Madeira, we will not make you share the boat. The Boat is yours for your entire stay. If you want to go out on the boat by yourself, that is not an issue. Our Marlin fishing charter boat in Madeira is capable of taking up to 6 people but that is up to you.

How to catch a Blue Marlin?

When out in Madeira and you are out targeting Marlin in Madeira the best way and most productive method for Blue Marlin are to troll a pattern of artificial lures behind the game boat. Normally there are 4 to 6 rods put out in the spread on your fishing trips and this increases the chance of catching one.

Contact us

Sportquest Holidays have been putting together fishing holiday packages for many years now and have built a huge amount of knowledge in what people are looking for. Marlin Holidays do not get much better than a few days fishing off Madeira. If you are unsure about when to travel you should call the team on 01603 407596. If a telephone call is not convenient then you can make an Enquiry on our website, send us a message on our company Facebook page. We also have a dedicated Popper and big game Facebook page full of special offers and other helpful information.

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