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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.

The Fish and Season

In addition to our primary target species detailed below, there is a chance to catch Amberjacks, European Barracuda, Bonito, Bluefish and Snapper, to name a few.

 

Atlantic Blue Marlin

Makaira Nigricans

Atlantic Blue Marlin 

Madeira season

May to October

Catch size

Average 650lb, with 1 in 10 being a Grander, opportunity of IGFA records





 

Atlantic White Marlin

Tetrapturus Albidus

Atlantic White Marlin 

Madeira season

May to October

Catch size

Average 70lb, opportunity of IGFA records

 

Atlantic Spearfish

Tetrapturus Pfleugeri

Atlantic Spearfish 

Madeira season

May to October

Catch size

Average 40lb, opportunity of IGFA records

 

Blue Fin Tuna

Thunnus Thynnus

Blue Fin Tuna 

Madeira season

Autumn

Catch size

200lb to 1000lb

 

Big Eye Tuna

Thunnus Obesus

Big Eye Tuna 

Madeira season

March to August

Catch size

Average 200lb, opportunity of IGFA records

 

Albacore

Thunnus Alalunga

Albacore 

Madeira season

All year

Catch size

Average 30lb, some opportunities for up to 60lbs

 

Wahoo

Acanthogybium solandri

Wahoo 

Madeira season

Summer through Winter

Catch size

Average 45lb, some over 100lb, and opportunities for a European record

 

Dorado (Mahi Mahi)

Coryphaena Hippurus

Dorado 

Madeira season

Summer

Catch size

Males to 50lb

fishing trips


THE FISHING

read more about the fishing

Link to the crew site


THE CREW

read more about the crew

Link to the boat site


THE BOAT

read more about our boat

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THE LOCATION

read more about our location

 

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