Madeira Marlin (Blue) Fishing Charters

Madeira Marlin (Blue) Fishing Charters

Best Marlin (Blue) Fishing Charters in Madeira

Top Marlin (Blue) Fishing Charters in Madeira

Marlin (Blue) Fishing in Madeira

Marlin (Blue)
  • Size 200 to 400lbs
  • Food Value Good
  • Game Qualities Excellent
  • Habitats Offshore

(Makaira nigricans)

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.

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.
Madeira
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Reviews of Fishing in Marlin (Blue) Fishing in Madeira

End of a long road.
FishingBooker Member fished with Dream Catcher Madeira on June 11, 2019
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If you are looking for something close to shore here is the place. I hooked and landed my first marlin within 30 mins of leaving harbour. Do not pass an opportunity to fish here!
Madeira fishing is OK.
Guenter K. fished with Madeira Marlin - Balancal on August 31, 2018
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You can try everything you like. The captains always will ask you what you want to fish and how. I have chosen trolling but there is also bottom fishing,... We rent an appartement near the harbour. So it was an easy walk in the morning (5 minutes)to the boat. And as you leave very early in the morning you can get breakfast at the harbour promenade. There is a nice Cafe which was open at 8 when I arrived.
Fishing with Ricardo
John A. fished with Madeira Sight Casting on August 21, 2018
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To go with an experienced crew and just enjoy the day.
Graham and orlando
Martin M. fished with Gavito - Big Game Fishing on July 20, 2018
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There are no guarantees of catching . That's fishing though. As far as charters are concerned,the Gavito and crew were the best.
7 days on Gavito
FishingBooker Member fished with Gavito – Sportfishing on July 4, 2018
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Don’t expect to catch a monster easily
Afternoon and evening trip with Ricardo and Sergio
John P. fished with Madeira Sight Casting on June 27, 2018
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Not to worry, the people from Madeira are so helpful. Just take sun cream and a coat as it can get cold at night.
Three day trip with Captain Graham
FishingBooker Member fished with Gavito - Big Game Fishing on June 25, 2018
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To trust Gavito's crew and you are in for a great experience. Do take lots of sunblock and maybe a book to read whilst resting a bit in the cabin during the intense midday sunny periods. Stay close to the fishing chair so you will be prepared when you get a bite. Train your hand for some tough reeling in when the fish is on the hook!!
Full day trolling on Gavito
FishingBooker Member fished with Gavito - Big Game Fishing on June 13, 2018
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Book with Captain Graham on Gavito.! Pick your target species and go for it.! You never know what will happen.!

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