ALGARVE BIG GAME FISHING

HIGH QUALITY BIG GAME FISHING WITH TWO TIMES WORLD MARLIN CHAMPION

THE ULTIMATE FISHING TRIP

QUALITY EQUIPMENT. EXPERT GUIDE. LUXURY BOAT. INCREDIBLE DAY.

Note: We only take you big game fishing when we know the fish are there - so we don't waste your money, or our reputation!


When they are fished for properly, the Marlin fishing off the Algarve coast of Portugal can be as good as any other destination in the world. The big Blue Marlin turn up around 50 miles out from the eastern end of the Algarve in June and travel down to the deep canyon of Portimão by late August, staying around until the second week in October, depending on water temperatures. Size is very good and we catch very few under 500lbs with 'granders' (1,000lb fish) possible.

A big, good game boat will use close to 1,000 euros in fuel for a proper full day’s fishing, searching out and fishing for big Blue Marlin, 50 miles out to sea. Therefore, for the best boat you can expect to pay 1,800 euros for the full day when chartering a boat to chase these superb fish. For White Marlin fishing closer to shore prices for the boat start at 1,000 euros and individuals can go for 350 per day on luxury boat. €500 - fishing for Giant Tuna. Read more here...

NEWS UPDATE: Giant Tuna seen today in December close to Portimao beach - Giant Tuna 1,000 lb come every year June and July

Meeting Point

CONTACT

Telephone: +351 282 442 292

Mobile: +351 961 629 309

Email: j.bate60@gmail.com

BIG GAME FISHING IN MADEIRA


Can be quite challenging when trolling as we do not receive shoals of tuna, marlin etc but do get the big boys. We consider a 600 lbs Blue Marlin to be a bit on the small side and we get around 1 fish a year on our boat which is over 1000 lbs. Having said that, this years (2017) best was only 750 lbs. Still a good fish though.


Fishing is at its best from the end of May to the end of September with plenty of species around. i.e. Blue Marlin, White Marlin, Big Eye Tuna, Blue Fin Tuna, Albacore, Spearfish, Mahi Mahi, skipjack tuna etc....


We fish 5 lines with 2 off 130 lbs class., 2 off 80 lbs class and a baby at 50 lbs class rods all with matching 2 speed multiplier reels and dyneema backing with appropriate rated mono top shots. We use various lures depending upon the target species bugt mainly from Black Bart, Moldcraft, Williamsons, Halco and Boon.We hold around 300 lures on board so are really spoilt for choice.


We start all our trips at 1000 hrs in order that clients can enjoy a leisurely breakfast at the hotel before joining the boat and return around 1800 hrs (never have been good at time keeping, frequently late in, especially if we are on a fish.).


Because the island drops off so quickly (one mile out and you can be in over 2000 metres of water,) the fish start close in to shore, so the clients do not have a long trip out to the grounds as is the case  in the Canaries for example, indeed we are often into fish within 500 metres of the marina entrance.


THE BOAT

“Gavito” is a  1991 Rodman 760 Fly which has undergone a major refit in January of this year. Her current specification and configuration is as listed below.

She is a 25 foot boat with 9 foot 6 inch beam and is equipped with the following,

Twin FNM (Fiat/Iveco) 135 hp turbocharged and intercooled diesel engines (NEW)  

Twin Disc hydraulic reduction boxes with ration of 2:1

New Shaft seals with graphite, water cooled sealing system,

Mufflers

Extended fuel tanks with 650 litre capacity

Renewed fresh water tank with 100 litre capacity

New Raymarine Es97 fish finder/sounder

Raymarine A65 gps system

New engine controls on Fly bridge and new instrument panels,

New electric head (toilet) for client comfort,

All new upholstery and cushions throughout,

New larger fridge for bait and drinks.

New internal layout and furniture for better storage of gear etc..

We have an Alutecnos fighting chair,

1 off Alutecnos 80 Wide multiplier reel

1 off Shimano 80 Wide multiplier reel,

2 off North star 80 lbs class roller type game fishing rods

1 off Alutecnos 50 lbs wide multiplier reels

1 off North Star 50 lbs class rods

2 off Alutecnos 130 lbs multiplier reels

2 off Alutecnos 130 lbs class roller type game rod,

1 off Shimano Tyrnos 30 lbs multiplier reel and roller type rod.

5 off 1.35 mtr bottom fishing rods with various fixed spool and multiplier reels

Around 300 Lures including Black Bart, Williamson, Moldcraft Boone etc...

Fish box for catch.

6 Metre outriggers.

4 metre centre rigger

VHF radio system with automatic distress call and mmsi identification system.

We are also supported and sponsored in the charter business by Rokmax tackle suppliers and Halco lures from Australia

We offer a wide range of standard trips and with all 8 hour trips we include packed lunch

With all trips we include FREE drinks on board.

Where appropriate all baits and lures are included and we do not make charges for losses.

All prices are for the boat and the number stated is the maximum allowed.

TRIPS.

1.    FULL DAY BIG GAME FISHING for up to 4 anglers, 8 hour duration trolling for Tuna (Big Eye), White Marlin, Blue Marlin, Wahoo, Blue Fin tuna, Barracuda etc..... £700.00

2.    HALF DAY (morning or afternoon) BIG GAME FISHING  as above............................................................................................................................................................ £400.00

3.    HALF DAY (morning or afternoon) BOTTOM FISHING for up to 4 anglers as above................................................................................................................................ £250.00

5    FULL DAY SHARK FISHING (September to December) for up to 4 anglers ...............................................................................................................................................  £600.00

5.     BESPOKE CHARTERS UPON REQUEST, PRICE WILL DEPEND UPON THE PACKAGE. e.g.


All packages include for Bed and Breakfast Hotel accommodation based upon sharing twin bedded rooms. (single room supplement of 20 Euro's per person per night is available)., Airport transfers by minibus to and from the hotel, Taxi to and from the boat to the hotel, packed lunch and free drinks on board.


4 day trip with 2 days Big Game Fishing..... £1,785.00 for 1 or 2 persons.


as above but for 3 or 4 persons £1,965.00


5 day trip with 3 full days Big Game Fishing £ 2 570.00 for 1 or 2 persons


as above but for 3 or 4 persons £ 2,830.00


7 day trip with 5 days Big Game Fishing. £ 4,140.00 for 1 or 2 persons


as above but for 3 or 4 persons  £ 4,830.00



Graham  the skipper started going to sea at the age of 4 years with his Grandfather and gained his own boat at the age of 16 years, having first passed exams for both skipper license and radio operators license in the U.K. He now has over 54 years as a Skipper and over 40 years experience in Big Game fishing having fished the North Atlantic, Indian Ocean, South China Seas and Pacific Ocean,

It is our aim to give our clients a first class experience with the best chances of hooking up their fish of their dreams.

We carry a First Mate who is a local fisherman with full skipper qualifications and who has intimate knowledge of the local waters giving us the edge over many of the locally based charter boats.

Terms are as follows,

25% Deposit when booking dates payable in Sterling to our U.K. Bank Account.

Balance 7 days prior to first days fishing.

Big Blue Marlin is what we in Madera are world famous for the 4th july world Marlin cup has been won 5 times here.