Captain
Mick French

Member since February 2021 Calheta, Portugal
Background
Skipper Mick and her Husband Skipper Neil have been running charter fishing boats for 30 years in the UK. As a couple, they have fished all round the world and have have a passion for big game. Two years ago we packed up our fishing business in UK to fulfill their dream of running their own charter business. Skipper Mick invites you to join her on memorable fishing trips in Calheta in Portugal. She's a seasoned fisherman and cordial skipper who'll take you to the best spots in the area and share all his knowledge and skills to make your fishing experience the best possible. **hidden content**

Hey, I'm Captain Mick French

Calheta, Portugal
Background
Skipper Mick and her Husband Skipper Neil have been running charter fishing boats for 30 years in the UK. As a couple, they have fished all round the world and have have a passion for big game. Two years ago we packed up our fishing business in UK to fulfill their dream of running their own charter business. Skipper Mick invites you to join her on memorable fishing trips in Calheta in Portugal. She's a seasoned fisherman and cordial skipper who'll take you to the best spots in the area and share all his knowledge and skills to make your fishing experience the best possible. **hidden content**

My Charter Listing

Flipper II Madeira

4.8 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (15)
Calheta
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Fishing Reports

Return Custom and Another Great Trip
Return Custom and Another Great Trip
Oct 22, 2021 Calheta
Hammerhead Sharks and family fun with 8 Year old catching dinner 22 October 2021/0 Comments/in Half Day Big Game Fishing Trip /by admin We had the pleasure of having 8 year old Rory back with his Dad Mike Seare for a 4 hour trip bottom fishing trip. Rory is a superstar angler in the making having the first fish and catching Snappers worthy of dinner for the whole family. Snapper Rory 8 yrs old Flipper II Madeira Big Game Fishing. Snapper Rory 8 yrs old Flipper II Madeira Big Game Fishing. Not only that but he managed to catch the live baits we needed to target the Hammerhead Sharks which were hopefully going to be the star fish of the day. The main aim of the day was to keep a young boy happy with his fishing and at the same time keep dad the angler happy too. So we used some of Rory’s catches and turn them into something bigger. We put out 2 live baits as we knew that the Hammerheads were around as they came up swimming around the boat within 10 minutes of starting our fishing. It was not long before we had some action …… one of the live baits was soon being taken and moving rapidly along the water. Soon hooked it was fish on! Mike took control of the rod and was fighting his first Hammerhead …. Hammerhead Hook Up. Hammerhead Hook Up Flipper II Madeira Big Game Fishing Hammerhead Hook Up Flipper II Madeira Big Game Fishing meanwhile we got a second bite on the other live bait and it was 2 sharks on. Mike was in full control and bringing his fish to the boat with style. I meanwhile took over the second bite …….. this was a bigger fish and it put on a show for us splashing on the surface and twisting and turning in the water it certainly knew it had been hooked. Unfortunately it thrashed the line with its tail and broke the line but not all was lost Mike was still hooked up and was playing his fish well. Not a huge fish but a first Hammerhead and delight for both Mike and his son Rory. Hammerhead Hook Up Flipper II Madeira Big Game Fishing Hammerhead Hook Up Flipper II Madeira Big Game Fishing
Hammerhead Sharks Flipper II Madeira
Hammerhead Sharks Flipper II Madeira
Oct 8, 2021 Calheta
Flipper II decided to get up nice and early and go out and try to catch one of the hammerhead sharks we have seen swimming around the boat during our recent bottom fishing trips. With the sun rising above the island we headed out to the mark we had choosen to fish. Sunrise Madeira Flipper II Madeira Big Game Fishing Early Start Fishing Madeira Flipper II Madeira Big Game Fishing Within just 20 minutes the light came up and we could already see several hammerheads swimming around the boat so we got out the light tackle and concentrated on getting some live baits in the tank. Luckily for us the fish were biting well and it didnt take to long before we had a good selection of baits to choose from. If you click on the link below you will see the hammerheads swimming around the boat. Hammerhead Flipper II Madeira Big Game Fishing. We rigged up two livebaits and sent them swimming and very quickly we had our first take and we had our first shark on the hook. It took a hard run up towards the bow and unfortunatley swam under the anchor line and the line snapped, but it was just the start of the day and we planned not to go home till we had achieved our target. The bites continued and everytime we put out a live bait it wasnt long before the sharks were up on the surface and biting. We had quite a few bitten in half so we played around changing the way we rigged them till we got it right. Now we started to get some success. We hooked up to a fish and it ran like a steam train. Mick took the rod and was enjoying playing her first Hammerhead, hoping that we could get this one to the boat. The fish gave a good fight for its size and was certainly still full of energy along side the boat. First one in the boat today and we were very happy with that. Time to get another…… At the end of the day we ended up with 3 fish to the boat out of 6 hook ups. I lost count of the number of bites we had were the baits were bitten off behind the head but it was a fantastic days fishing which we look forward to repeating soon. 50lb Hammerhead Flipper II Madeira Big Game Fishing. 50lb Hammerhead Flipper II Madeira Big Game Fishing. Calheta

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Tim J.
Figueira Da Foz Municipality, Coimbra
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Half Day Trip Bottom Fishing

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing (AM) on September 19, 2021
What a great day! This was the best day that we have had so far on the island. Mick and Neil navigated to some plentiful fishing...
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Geoff J.
Geneva, GE
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Weekend aboard Flipper ll

Full Day Trip – Big Game Fishing on September 4, 2021
A huge thanks to Neil, Mick and Claudio for what was an awesome long weekend away. We had two days with them out on Flipper...
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Stephanie C.
United Kingdom
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Amazing day with Mick and the crew!!

4 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing (AM) on August 10, 2021
What a lovely day we had!  Beautiful sunshine and plenty of fish.  Captain and crew worked hard throughout to teach us how...
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Beth D.
Hitchin, England
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Fantastic Trip!

Full Day Trip – Big Game Fishing on July 23, 2021
Had an amazing day out on Flipper II the captain and crew were amazing and great fun and company.  They were very professional...
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Harlingen, TX
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December fishing trip

VERIFIED   Evening Tuna Fishing Trip on December 16, 2021
No screaming reels this time, but it was a short 4-hour trip in the off-season. I felt fortunate to be on a such a well-equipped...
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