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.
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.
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.

My Charter Listings

Calheta
trips from
US$ 757

Fishing Reports

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

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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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