Captain
José Serrão

Member since October 2014

Funchal, Portugal

Background
Captain José Serrão was born on Madeira Island in May, 1973. At the age of 15 he emigrated to South Africa with his family, living in Cape Town for 12 years and working for commercial fishing in the area. In the year 2000, he returned to Madeira Island and has since been working as a captain for Madeira Big Game Fishing Company aboard the vessel "Our Mary."
Techniques
The boat "Our Mary" comes fully equipped with fighting chair by GameFisher, Riggers, Rod's and Reels (by Shimano) and Lures. Tackle is provided with Shimano Tiagra fishing reels: "130", "80" and "50". We do Skate Fishing for Stingrays and Tope with Shimano reels weighing 30 pounds. Light tackle also provided for Bottom Fishing

Hey, Im Captain José Serrão

Funchal, Portugal
Background
Captain José Serrão was born on Madeira Island in May, 1973. At the age of 15 he emigrated to South Africa with his family, living in Cape Town for 12 years and working for commercial fishing in the area. In the year 2000, he returned to Madeira Island and has since been working as a captain for Madeira Big Game Fishing Company aboard the vessel "Our Mary."
Techniques
The boat "Our Mary" comes fully equipped with fighting chair by GameFisher, Riggers, Rod's and Reels (by Shimano) and Lures. Tackle is provided with Shimano Tiagra fishing reels: "130", "80" and "50". We do Skate Fishing for Stingrays and Tope with Shimano reels weighing 30 pounds. Light tackle also provided for Bottom Fishing
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My Charter Listing

Madeira Big Game Fishing - Our Mary

Funchal
Just booked!
trips from $199

Fishing Reports

Blue Marin catch nd relase

July 16, 2018

I’m very happy to post that Today 16/07/18 we went out for a 7h shared trip with our Dear couple Pam Watson and husband Mr David. This time it was Mrs Pam's turn to tag and release a Blue… Read Full Report →


BLUE MARLIN

July 13, 2018

Today 13/07/18 we went out for a 7h shared trip with our guests and Mr David Watson (and wife Pam that usualy go every year with us) tagged and released a blue Marlin with 800 Lbs. Turned out Friday… Read Full Report →


BLUE MARLIN

July 08, 2018

Good news! Today july 8th, we went out for 7h and got our a Blue Marlin, tagged and released with 750 Lbs by Mr Barry Johnson. More pictures will be posted Read Full Report →


Bigeye Tuna

April 21, 2018

Today 21/04/18 we went out on a 4h shared trip in the morning, with 3 fisherman. The lucky one today was Mr Allan Henrivsel that caught a 75 Lbs Big eye tuna. Congratulations. See you on the sea. Read Full Report →


Bigeye tuna

April 20, 2018

Wuao!!!! Dear John. Congratulations another year in a row catching a large tuna with 100 pounds. The game just starts. See you at sea. Read Full Report →


Wahoo day

November 03, 2017

On today's trip November 3rd, Mr. Magnus Homer caught a 50 pound Wahoo while trolling, and Mr. Martin Beckett reeled in a 40 pound Wahoo while trolling as well. We also had a very fun time during bottom fishing,… Read Full Report →


Mr Barry catches

October 02, 2017

This week we were blessed with Mrs Barrys visit for some days those trips was espectacular and productive with up to 70 pound eels, wahoos and sting race . We will see you soon Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (9)
4.31
out of 5 stars from 17 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
3 skipjacks within 10 minutes!
Full day fishing
Full day fishing
+6
Angler Rating
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4
2
1
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
73%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
82%
Appropriate for children
46%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
46%
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Thomas M.
Funchal, 30
 5.00
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Full-day shared, excellent bottom-fishing

VERIFIED   June 6, 2018
Had a great time, waters got a bit rough on the way back from the islands where we went bottom-fishing.  Waters were unbelievably...
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Guenter K.
Baden Bei Wien, 3
 5.00
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Half day trip (Our Mary)

VERIFIED   September 4, 2018
After 3 hours of fishing we had a bite. I caught a skipjack(= bonito) with about 3 kg. Minutes later we had 2 bites at the...
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J. K.
Berlin, Land Berlin
 5.00
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Magical Madeiran waters

VERIFIED   February 17, 2018
We very much enjoyed our trip, thanks to the Captain’s team who was super laid-back and friendly! We didn’t...
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Mark W.
Funchal, 30
 4.67
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Fishing with José

VERIFIED   November 13, 2018
Despite ’ best efforts of captain we did not get any bites ’ we took the gamble on big game rather than bottom...
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Halford H.
Camberwell, ENG
 5.00
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Full day fishing

VERIFIED   June 22, 2018
Great day fishing everyone caught 2 or more fish of the 3 different species landed .the crew and captain were excellent .his...
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