Marlin (Blue)

  • Size 200 to 400lbs
  • Food Value Good
  • Game Qualities Excellent
  • Habitats Offshore

Blue Marlin fishing on the nine-island chain of the Azores is hottest from the small port of Horta on Faial Island. Blue Marlins caught here tend to be larger than average, often weighing in somewhere between 400-600lbs, with 'granders' (fish weighing over 1000lbs) caught every year. Boats usually travel about 20 nautical miles out to the Condor Bank in order to target the species, with another good calm weather Blue Marlin spot being the Princess Alice Bank, roughly 42 nautical miles from shore. Many IGFA Blue Marlin records have been recorded from the Azores, including the 50 and 80 pound line class.

Although the Azores was badly affected by the El Nino event of 1996-7, Blue Marlin fishing has now returned to what it was prior to the mid nineties.

Marlin (Blue)

  • Size 200 to 400lbs
  • Food Value Good
  • Game Qualities Excellent
  • Habitats Offshore

Azores Marlin (Blue) Fishing Seasons

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Seasonality

Marlin (Blue) fishing in Azores varies moderately throughout the year. High season is August to September. Low season is January to May and December. There is no closed season.

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What People Are Saying About Marlin (Blue) Fishing in Azores

"Full day fishing on the Azores Sport Fishing - Seazores"

James L Clane fished with Azores Sport Fishing - Seazores on October 7, 2017

Had a great time on the Seazores on an all day fishing trip. We did not catch any fish but that is why you call it fishing not catching. Would highly recommend the Seazores to anyone looking for great fishing experience. The skipper, Sérgio Mestre and his deck mate did all they could do to find Marlin to catch. Just was not the day. Would and will book the Seazores again.
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