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Best Marlin (Blue) Fishing Charters in Madeira


Top Marlin (Blue) Fishing Charters in Madeira


Marlin (Blue)

Marlin (Blue)

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

Marlin (Blue) Fishing in Madeira

Madeira is famous for its larger-than-average Blue Marlin, with most of those hooked in the area weighing between 500-700 lbs. Most years seen at least one 'grander' (fish weighing over 1000lbs) caught off Madeira, with the first grander to be caught in European waters supposedly caught here by Dr Antonio Ribeiro, a pioneer of Blue Marlin fishing on the island. Due to the island's steep drop off close to shore it is possible to catch Blue Marlin just 1 km away from the marina. The main fishing grounds are on the protected south coast of the island, with lure fishing the most common method used.

Although Blue Marlin fishing in Madeira underwent a severe downturn in the late 1990s due to the strong El Nino current of 1996-7 it has now recovered to its former glory. Nowadays the emphasis is on conservation and preservation of the species, with catch and release predominant.

Marlin (Blue)

Marlin (Blue)

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

Madeira Marlin (Blue) Fishing Seasons

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Seasonality

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

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

"Half day trip"

Magnus Troxen fished with Madeira Big Game Fishing - Our Mary on September 3, 2019

Great four houretrip with a 225kg Marlin cought, not by me but it was avgreat experince. Great crew. Will do 3 more trips this week with them.

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