Captain
Tó Neves

Member since March 2016

Calheta, Portugal

Background
I have been fishing with my father since I was able to hold a rod, and it has always been the driving passion in my life. at the age of 10 I started "borrowing" my dad's boat to go fishing. I got my first job as a first mate when I was 20, and that's when i got involved in serious big game fishing. I started skippering at the age of 24, and began entering tournaments, ranking national champion twice in a row in 2007 and 2008, and taking bronze in the FIPS world chamionship in Xabia in 2009. Since then I have competed and ranked in many championships and skippered several boats in the Algarve, until i decided to buy my own boat and take it back home. I was tired of travelling 100 miles or more in a day when I could simply pull out of the harbor back home and be in the deep waters and with the biggest fish immediately. (IGFA Certified Capt)
Techniques
I like trolling on good lures, and drift fishing for Tunas and Sharks. In general I prefer using lures, but will use live bait when the fish are being a little tricky.

Hey, I'm Captain Tó Neves

Calheta, Portugal
Background
I have been fishing with my father since I was able to hold a rod, and it has always been the driving passion in my life. at the age of 10 I started "borrowing" my dad's boat to go fishing. I got my first job as a first mate when I was 20, and that's when i got involved in serious big game fishing. I started skippering at the age of 24, and began entering tournaments, ranking national champion twice in a row in 2007 and 2008, and taking bronze in the FIPS world chamionship in Xabia in 2009. Since then I have competed and ranked in many championships and skippered several boats in the Algarve, until i decided to buy my own boat and take it back home. I was tired of travelling 100 miles or more in a day when I could simply pull out of the harbor back home and be in the deep waters and with the biggest fish immediately. (IGFA Certified Capt)
Techniques
I like trolling on good lures, and drift fishing for Tunas and Sharks. In general I prefer using lures, but will use live bait when the fish are being a little tricky.
Angler's Choice
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My Charter Listings

Calheta
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US$ 815

Fishing Reports

Brendan release a 600 blue Marlin

June 26, 2017

Brendan did like a pro. We release a 600 blue Marlin 2 hour later we had another bite but pull the hook Happen is fishing Well done Read Full Report →


Dream Catcher went 2-2 Blue Marlin

June 25, 2017

James Crudas come on Dream Catcher for catch the firt Blue Marlin of his life , and he did Went 2-2 300/400 pounder Read Full Report →


700+ Blue MArlin

June 14, 2017

Tania Sousa landed firt Blue Marlin with a very decent size was a top top day a lots of fun Read Full Report →


490 Blu Marlin

June 11, 2017

went fishing with nicole , on the way to the Marina bangggg a blue Marlin with 490 , unfortunaly came tailrwap , some times happen ... but a really nice day Read Full Report →


Kelly realease a 500 blue marlin

June 08, 2017

we try for the second time and we had luck ,we landed a blue marlin with 500 all the guys happy .. Read Full Report →


800 pounds Blue Marlin

June 02, 2017

Daniel , good brother , came to Madeira fir catch the fish of a life time , and he did Read Full Report →


600 Blue Marlin

June 01, 2017

Alex , the customer charter the Dram Catcher to half Day , some times is short for catch a fish of a life time , but he did , a 600 Blue Marlin . Read Full Report →


450 Blue Marlin

May 24, 2017

Juan was very exited to go fishing , great guy , we went out of the Marina we raise a 600 Blue Marlin , then we try for look for other fish and we pull a 450 Blue Marlin… Read Full Report →


2-2 Blue Marlis 550-600 pounds

May 20, 2017

very nice day , 2-2 blue marlins realese the fishing is hot in Calheta-Madeira ,dream catcher is on Read Full Report →


700 pounds Blue Marlin

May 19, 2017

Full days trip , lots of activiti , some Tunas around but a little bit deep , we was try for a blue , and we caught one with around 700 .. A couple from America , awesome guys… Read Full Report →


First Bill fish Madeira 2017

May 08, 2017

Firt bill fish of the season Calheta /Madeira , Dream Catcher is on Fire , very nice start of the season , with some Tunas , now the Bill fish arrive ... this season will be crazy !! Let's… Read Full Report →


Dream Catcher on Fire !!!

April 23, 2017

Dream Catcher is on Fire ... Happy Custers .. Another great Day with great guys Firt Big eye for them .. Lest Rock Read Full Report →


One more Big eye Tuna

April 14, 2017

Amazing French Couple came to us for go fishing , the firt day no luck , but they try another Half day Charter and boommmm , double strike , one pull the hook , but the other give a… Read Full Report →


Massive Big eye Tuna

April 13, 2017

Half Day charter , and a happy client this is all about in Madeira , 1 mile from the marina we had 2 big eye Tuna , lost one ... very very nice day Read Full Report →


Blue Marlin & White Marlin

July 19, 2016

Awesome day , we hook up a White Marlin we realese , and 10 minutes after Boommm we hook up a Blue Marlin whit 700/750 pounds , 40 minutes fighting , the customer was very happy , then we… Read Full Report →


Dream Catcher realese a 650 Blue !!!

June 14, 2016

Was amazing trip whit The Team of "Pesca Grossa" Team , The fish come in to The spread very exited , went to the teaser , the to the long riguer , and strike on the short .650 lbs… Read Full Report →


Blue Marlin 6 Th Dream Catcher is ON!!!

June 06, 2016

was very nice Trip we fish for 20 minutes and BANGGG , Marlin on !!1the Client was so Happy , Read Full Report →


Dream Catcher is on !!!

June 04, 2016

Was very nice trip , very nice weather , the fish strike in the end of the day 1 mile of shore , Madeira the best place for Marlin Fishing Read Full Report →


1 Blue Marlin of the Season in Madeir

May 21, 2016

Was very nice trip and we caught a Blue Marlin , we leave the Marina trooling till Cabo Girao and 1.30 minutes from the marina BUMmM !! The angler was the firt time game fishing and was very very… Read Full Report →


Today One More Big Eye !!

May 02, 2016

was Very nice trip , nice weather and a beutifull Sea , we got one More , Dream Catcher in ON !!! Read Full Report →


The Season Really Start !!!

April 28, 2016

Was weason !!! Big Eye Tuna 94/5 Klsm the Tunas are aroud Madeira Island CAlheta , come and enjoy the catch of a life time Read Full Report →


Tunas Aroud Madeira Island PT

April 17, 2016

was very nice Day , whit the company of 4 great guys , 6 Tunas forr the firt fishing trip ever , they was whit a BIG smile , great day Read Full Report →


Customer Reviews

4.93 out of 5 stars from 14 reviews

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Went fishing on Monday, June 19, 2017

Good couple of days despite somewhat indifferent weather. Quality boat and gear run by professional and friendly crew. Hooked (unfortunately in the bill) a big Blue Marlin on day 2 only to lose it after 20 crazy minutes!! So close…...

Fished June 2017

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Went fishing on Thursday, June 1, 2017

This was our second trip with the Rampage. ” Dreamcatcher”
Great sea boat. Very stable in fresh conditions.
As before, Capt.To’. And first mate Claudio worked hard to get us hooked up which they achieved after 3 hrs. On an Amaral lure.
They guided my 14 yr old son through the experience of a lifetime to successfully get a 500+ lb
Blue Marlin to the boat.
Then immediately set off for another.!

These guys know what they are doing. Consummate professionalism at all times
We add our thanks to all the others you’ve helped achieve a dream.
Gary and Nick.

Fished June 2017

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Went fishing on Monday, June 5, 2017

Excellent trip. Extremely professional. Weather super .  unfortunately fish were too lazy and stayed in bed !
No fault of the skipper or crew who worked exceptionally hard to find quarry.
Going again.  Need we say more !!!!!

Fished June 2017

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Went fishing on Wednesday, May 31, 2017

The Crew were great and worked restless til we got a blue Marlin with 800 Pounds. They do everything for happy Clients. Great guys.

Fished May 2017

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Tó Neves (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, June 5, 2017


Went fishing on Thursday, June 1, 2017

Fantastic day the boys were fantastic giving great advice and instruction as it was my first marlin . Will definitely be back again after landing a 600lb blue !!!!

Fished June 2017

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Went fishing on Wednesday, May 24, 2017

I had a great Day on the Dreams Catcher with Captain To and Claudio. They are both very friendly, pashioned and professional fisherman and teach you everything you have to know to catch and land a Marlin. We caught a 500 pound Marlin. After releasing, they tried to catch more.
Afterwards we had som beer and puncha. It was a realy great Day and I certainly will come back to fish again with the Dream Catcher.

Johan van Herk,
The Netherlands

Fished May 2017

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Went fishing on Friday, May 19, 2017

Great trip. Captain To and Claudiu were very professional and good fun too. We landed a 700 pound Blue Marlin! Then we had dinner and Poncha (Portuguese punch with firewater ;-) together. Highly recommend!

Fished May 2017

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Tó Neves (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, May 21, 2017


Went fishing on Sunday, April 23, 2017

Very nice day out at see .. I did catch 1 around 30 kg Tuna and my wife lost the other one !  The crew was very friendly and professional and tried very hard to catch some more .. : )

I got mine biggest dream fish with Dream Catcher at Madeira : - )

Thanks   !! Kimmo and Tuulia Finland

Fished April 2017

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Went fishing on Friday, April 14, 2017

Very good second experience of big game fishing with two passionate professionals ! First big eye tuna after a double strike Only a few minutes after leaving the marina.

Fished April 2017

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Tó Neves (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, April 28, 2017


Went fishing on Tuesday, July 19, 2016

I had the privilege of spending 2 days out on the dreamcatcher, with Antonio, Sean and Francisco. In difficult conditions they pulled a superb result out of the bag on day 2, my first white and my record Blue Marlin (700+). I spent a long time researching this trip and was not disappointed at all, they did not stop working and were happy to discuss other lure options and happy for you to be involved in the chase.

The boat is great and has real presence and is very comfortable for days out on the water.

Communication, prior and after the trip was excellent and unlike other outfits who disappear at the end of the day, he was happy to share a beer and made time to talk to my daughter and make her feel part of it all.

Thanks again and looking forward to next year.

Fished July 2016

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Went fishing on Sunday, May 29, 2016

Captain To Neves and Tonio are one of the best outfits in Madeira. Based in the beautiful town of Calheta. The boat is probably one of the newest and best kept models I have ever been out on. As a woman 4 months pregnant, I felt happy, safe and comfortable with this crew always. Drinks and lovely Madeiran sandwiches were provided. We had a wonderful time hanging out on the boat. Captain To was very honest with us about the weather and best time for us to go fishing. This is not a money making venture like some other outfits my husband and I have gone fishing with. These guys genuinely love fishing and try their best to ensure the guests have a great time on the water. Tonio the deck hand is hilarious and went such a long way to make us smile. We had several strikes but netted my much sought after dorado. I was ecstatic!!! I would not hesitate to recommend these guys, they are very skilled, professional and put the customer’s needs first…Thanks all see you again soon…

Fished May 2016

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Went fishing on Monday, June 6, 2016

What à day , thanx to the crew

Fished June 2016

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Went fishing on Saturday, June 4, 2016

It was my first time ever going onto big game fishing . Usually i limit myself to diving and taking pics of a fish in his habitat .  Being able to experience the big game fishing was a big Wow .  What makes it extremely special for me was the knowledge of the skipper To   about these animals and the gentleness with what he treated the animal, reoxigenated it, held him up right till he was fit for release .  To be able to see such a beautifull creature from so close was an absolute top experience . the fish we caught was a 600 lpds blue marlin

Fished June 2016

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Went fishing on Saturday, May 21, 2016

Went out looking for tuna but caught 350kg blue marlin! Our first experience of deep sea fishing! Trip of a lifetime! The captain and Tony the crew were just as excited as us! Definitely recommend.

Fished May 2016

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