Madeira is known worldwide for producing some of the biggest Blue Marlin to the magical 1000lb bracket and each year, Madeira enters the World Marlin Cup and so far they have won the following years, 1995, 1996,1997, 2015 and more recently 2016. 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. Madeira has over the past years produced some of the worlds largest Blue Marlin, which can be seen by the results of the annual July 4th Blue Marlin World Cup. If you ever wanted a chance of hooking and landing the biggest Blue Marlin of your life, there is no better time than now. Watching a large Blue Marlin coming behind one of your lures as it hits out with its slashing bill with such force and vigour, before bringing your sleeping reel into life and turning it into a screaming machine is simply thrilling. The Blue Marlin season in Madeira runs from May through to October with a fish average of about 700 lbs. About one in every ten is that fish of a lifetime, a grander Blue Marlin and with it only being a short flight away this is the perfect for a short break for any angler wishing to duel with one of planet earths top apex predators.
Madeira is an archipelago of 4 islands that are a region of Portugal. Located 250 miles north of Tenerife and 540 miles from the western coast of Portugal these 4 islands are of Volcanic origin and are extremely popular with both tourists and anglers alike. You will be staying in the beautiful town of Funchal where, when not fishing, you will be able to explore this stunning location and take in the sights and sounds of this culturally enriched volcanic landscape.
These beautiful islands are an anglers paradise with stunning beaches and volcanic rock formations to fish off from the shore which gives way to deep offshore marks which hold some of the biggest and baddest fish in the ocean the fantastic Blue Marlin. You will leave the harbour early morning and make your way out to the chosen area you will be fishing, your skipper will slow the boat down and then the deckhands will go to work. They will rig teasers up which will be towed behind the boat, these will draw the fish up from the depths and entice them to smash the lures that will be being trolled behind the boat, these fish can make for a spectacular display as they hit the lures going fully airborne and trust me when I say a 1000lb plus fish breaching the water is a sight to behold. Once the fish is hooked you will be sat into the fighting chair and will be handed the rod then it is down to you, will you be able to tame this magnificent beast or will you be left broken and defeated in the battle of the Blue Marlin.
You will also find the best Mid-Atlantic big game fishing crew and equipment to be found anywhere in Madeira. For experienced anglers, or for those wishing for an introduction to big game fishing, under their careful instruction, you can learn to experience the thrill of the rod and reel while doing battle with your Blue Marlin. Our boat is fully equipped for all sport fishing requirements and ready for you to cruise the bountiful waters of Madeira.