October 08, 2020 Calheta 1 photo
Luke and his family booked a 4 hour Bottom Fishing trip with us. As it turned out, Emelie had a great talant for fishing and was the clear winner of this trip! We all had a great day fishing along the south coast of Maderia Island.
Other reports from this captain
Other reports from this captain
First fishing trip after lockdown!
May 27, 2020
Finally, we can go out fishing again!! After 10 weeks in lock down using the time for maintenance and upgrades on the Gavito, yesterday we did our first fishing trip. We left the marina at 1500 hours and put out a full spread targeting tuna. The conditions looked promising and we headed west towards Ponta do Pargo After an hour of trolling we had a short hit on the shotgun. Five seconds later the fish hit it again and started to pull line fast! The excitement lasted for about 30 seconds when the fish said “thank you and goodbye” and got of the hook…. But still, this was very encouraging! In order to get some fish on the dinner table we took off to one o our favourite spots for bottom fishing an slow pitch jigging which resulted in a number of species such as Bared Hogfish, Red Rock fish, Lizard fish and different species of bream. After a few hours of fishing we returned to the marina happy to have been able to go out again and very happy with the improvements of the Gavito. We are going out soon again! Temperature air: 24C Temperature water: 24,5C Wind: 8 knots Wind direction: North
Honeymoon and Amberjack
November 5, 2019
Essi and her husband had booked a half day Sport Fishing on the Gavito. As it turns out they were spending their honeymoon in Madeira and what could be better than to spend some time with the Gavito crew fishing! We left Calheta Marina at 1500hrs. It was a bit windy and some swell coming in from the Atlantic. We decided to start the trip trolling, targeting Amberjack and Wahoo. We were trolling close to the shore, doing 7-8 knots and after 10 minutes, BAM! An Amberjack hit the shotgun! After slowing down a bit, Essi’s husband went into the chair working the AJ. After a short but exciting fight he landed the fish. What a great start! We kept on trolling the shoreline but without further success. Reaching Ponta do Sol, we decided to stop for some Bottom Fishing. After working the area for a bit, we decided to head back towards Calheta. Close to Arco do Calheta, we made another stop for Bottom Fishing. A successful stop indeed, catching a variety of fish; Pargo, Red Snappers, Trigger Fish etc. We ended the trip watching the sun go down as we boated back to the Marina. We do hope that this was a great day to remember for the happy couple!
A HAT TRICK OF AMBERJACKS
September 21, 2019
Jon had booked a 1/2 day bottom fishing on "Gavito" but as the weather was a little inclement at the start we decided to troll towards Funchal, then bottom fish and afterwards troll back to the marina. On the way to the bottom fishing grounds we caught a small Amberjack trolling with a 6" Williamson Dorado Catcher "Luna" colours and this gave the client come pleasure. We then bottom fished and caught Red Snapper, Red Grouper and Thick lipped Bream. Trolling back we caught a couple more amberjacks on the troll. So all in all the day was succdessful and the client was happy and that is all that counts in our minds.
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