Fishing in Madeira

It's as if you died and went to Blue Marlin heaven. Madeira's consistent Big Game record streaks easily put most of the world's hottest angling harbors to shame, with some of the finest Billfish and Big Tuna prospects in the entire Atlantic. If you've ever wondered what it must feel like to tip the largest of sport fishing scales, this is exactly where you go to find that out.

Known For

Levada walking, Santana triangular houses, Numerous Blue Marlin records, Flower Festival, Endangered Monk Seals, Madeiran long-toed pigeon, Major Big Tuna hotspot, Toboggan sledges, Nuns Valley, Superb whale watching, Mercado do Lavradores markets, Laurisilva forest, Excellent Wahoo and Dorado prospects, Madeira Botanical Gardens, Poncha drink

Rules & Regulations

A licence (licença) is needed to fish in Portugal. Children under the age of 14 are exempt if accompanied by a parent who holds a valid licence.

A Sports Fishing Licence (Licença de Pesca Desportiva) is needed for sea fishing, and a Licence for Fishing in Inland Waters (Licença de Pesca Desportiva em Águas Interiores) is required for fishing in rivers and lakes. All fishing permits are issued by the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries

Types of Fishing

Trophy-size Blue Marlin, Massive Bluefin and Bigeye Tuna, Fantastic Wahoo fishing in the off-seasons, Blue and Mako shark potential, Regular White Marlin hook-ups, World-record Spearfish prospects, Barracuda and Swordish surprises, Mahi Mahi and Red Snapper in abundance

Madeira Fishing Calendar