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New for 2017. We are now able to offer our clients a package deal of fishing with accommodation and car hire at very advantageous rates. See the package details in our blog “All-inclusive holidays”.

The 2017 season is now only a few weeks away, Blue Makaira will be fishing from mid-May. 2016 was a very good season for Blue Makaira with many large Blue Marlin and other big game fish being caught off the shores of Madeira. The prospects for 2017 are looking good.

July 9th 2016. A fantastic win on the 4th July with a fish weighed in of 983lbs (446kg) for Blue Makaira in the 32nd Blue Marlin World Cup. A really great day for the crew, fisherman , Blue Makaira, Calheta and Madeira. Madeira has now taken the cup for the last two years quite an achievement.

‘Blue Makaira’ is Captained and crewed by passionate fishermen who’s primary aim is to place our clients into a position where they can catch a Blue Marlin of a lifetime in the warm seas of Madeira.

 

The Captain

 Duarte "Nuno" Goncalves, the captain of Blue MakairaThe captain is certified by IGFA

On the 4th July 2016 Captain Nuno captained Blue Makaira to win the ‘Blue Marlin World Cup’ with a Blue Marlin of 983lbs https://www.bluemarlinworldcup.com/records-fall-in-2016-blue-marlin-world-cup Incredibly, this fish was the fourth-largest ever caught in World Cup history, surpassed only by the three thousand-pound-plus “granders” caught in 2010, 2004 and 1993. In another notable twist, Blue Makaira’s Capt. Nuno was the also on the winning boat for the 2015 World Cup. 

Madeiran by birth, Captain Duarte Nuno Vasconcelos Goncalves has been fishing the waters of Madeira since he was a young child, guided by his uncle who had also spent his formative years on a similar learning curve.

As Nuno entered in to his teens his passion grew stronger, putting to sea with his brother in a ten foot boat (with a 4hp engine!) to explore the waters of Madeira, where they fished for their supper, an idyllic life for a young man.

Fascinated by the sea and fishing, Nuno’s big opportunity came when in 2004 Calheta Marina opened. With the arrival of the Big Game boats, his moment had arrived, crewing and working on the boats whenever he got the chance beside some of the great Big Game Captains and crews that had flocked to Madeira to fish for the best Blue Marlin that the oceans had to offer.

In 2013 Captain Nuno was certified as an ‘IGFA Captain’.

Captain Nuno has many strings to his bow, one of which is his intuitive ability to locate Blue Marlin and the other Big game fish found in the seas of Madeira.

Nuno Speaks excellent English as well as some German.

 

The Crew and Wireman

‘Blue Makaira’ is crewed by Madeirens and International crewmembers, all of whom have experience on ‘Blue Makaira’ and lengthy backgrounds in Big Game fishing. Not least of all they all share our common passion for fishing.

 Sean Williams, the mate and wireman on Blue Makaira

Sean Williams will be on board for our 2017 season, Sean will be the mate/wireman on Blue Makaira for his second season . Sean has fished as a Captain and as a mate all over the Caribbean for Blue Marlin and other species and brings with him 20+ years experience.

 

The Owner

Mark Rideout, the owner of Blue Makaira

Mark Rideout, Mark has fished for greater than half a century! He is a fanatical fisherman who has no limitation as to when, where and what he will fish for.

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THE FISHING

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THE CREW

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THE BOAT

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THE LOCATION

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