Casa Velha do Palheiro

Member since August 2014

Funchal, Portugal

Background
We are delighted to welcome a new face to our team - Captain Salomão Lopes. Salomão is originally from the Azores born and has lived his life around boats and the sea, working as a mechanic and supporting the local fleet. He is now the Captain of Balancal and keen to develop other types of fishing throughout the year as well as the targeting of pelagic species. Captain Anibal Fernandes is recognised as one of Madeira's most experienced fisherman. Anibal spent twenty years fishing commercially in South Africa before returning to his native Madeira in 1982. It was at this time that he met Roddy Hayes and eventually became the skipper of 'Anguila'. Their first season together was one of the most successful ever with over 80 Blue Marlin caught and tagged. He went on to skipper both 'Lara Jade' and 'Margarita' and during this time guided anglers to almost 20 'granders'. He has now been working the Balancal operation since 2000 when the boat was originally constructed.

Casa Velha do Palheiro

Funchal, Portugal
Background
We are delighted to welcome a new face to our team - Captain Salomão Lopes. Salomão is originally from the Azores born and has lived his life around boats and the sea, working as a mechanic and supporting the local fleet. He is now the Captain of Balancal and keen to develop other types of fishing throughout the year as well as the targeting of pelagic species. Captain Anibal Fernandes is recognised as one of Madeira's most experienced fisherman. Anibal spent twenty years fishing commercially in South Africa before returning to his native Madeira in 1982. It was at this time that he met Roddy Hayes and eventually became the skipper of 'Anguila'. Their first season together was one of the most successful ever with over 80 Blue Marlin caught and tagged. He went on to skipper both 'Lara Jade' and 'Margarita' and during this time guided anglers to almost 20 'granders'. He has now been working the Balancal operation since 2000 when the boat was originally constructed.

Our Charter Listings

Funchal
trips from
US$ 861

Customer Reviews

5.00 out of 5 stars from 3 reviews

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Stockton-on-Tees, England
Went fishing on Thursday, October 12, 2017

It was our first time on Madeira and i paid for my hubby to go Wahoo fishing for his birthday.  He wasnt disappointed.  The crew knew exactly what they were doing, very dedicated to their jobs and obviously enjoy it.  Enjoyed every minute of it… especially eating it after in a local restaurant it was delicious. It was over 3ft long and 55kgs plenty to go around !

Fished October 2017

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Lisbon, Lisbon
Went fishing on Monday, July 10, 2017

Solomon, the first mate was great and experienced. He and Anabal had us hooked up with a blue marlin by 11:20. Trip started at 10:00. Approx 400lbs. Only a mile from shore. Wonderful flat seas and perfect weather. Would hire these guys again. Thanks guys.

Fished July 2017

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Bell, California
Went fishing on Wednesday, March 2, 2016

This is the way to go they prepare everything for you and go out of their way to make sure you have a great time

Fished March 2016

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