Madeira for many years has produced some of the worlds biggest Blue Marlin and back in 1995, 1996 and 1997 Madeira was the world cup winner. So, if you are a true specimen hunter, we can’t think of a better place to head to for a fish of a lifetime. Perfect for a family getaway with it only being a couple of hour’s flight.
Big Game Fishing Madeira
The deep waters off Madeira provide nutrients that swell up from the ocean floor bringing with it an amazing amount of baitfish. It is this baitfish that has made fishing in Madeira one of the top destinations in the world to target and catch Blue Marlin. Game fishing angler’s travel to these shores in search of these huge fish, many of which top the magical 1000-pound mark. Fishing in Madeira is not the destination if you are wishing to catch lots of Marlin. However, it is the best destinations in the world, if you are looking for fish over 800 pound.
The Wahoo season in Madeira is by far the best in Europe and, if you of yet have not hooked a Wahoo, then you are in for treat, as these fish are simply known as the ‘Cheetah’s of the Sea’. The season is very short and runs from September to December, so spaces fill fast, as these specimens are fast becoming a very popular fish.