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Big Game Fishing in Madeira
Most people associate Big Game Fishing as being far offshore, but in the case of Madeira the opposite applies, because of its very deep waters hook ups are quite common just outside the harbour and all along the coast line quite close inshore. "The Margarita" is located in Funchal and is an excellent charter for your deep sea fishing trips with family and friends. Everything is on board to enjoy a wonderful day light tackle fishing in Madeira. We offer half day or full day fishing trips and go an extra mile to ensure your trip is memorable and productive. Everyone is welcome aboard our fishing charters - from novice to experienced anglers, to corporate groups and families. Book this boat now and enjoy a great day fishing in Funchal.
The Margarita, Funchal, Madeira
Due to the geographic situation of Madeira, the island enjoys an abundance of fish of various kinds like Blue Marlin, Blue Fin Tuna, White Marlin, Blue Marlin, Albacore, Big Eye Tuna, Yellow fin tuna, Wahoo, Spearfish, skipjack tuna and many others.
Blue Marlin Fishing in Madeira
Every year, towards May blue marlin start to show up in the waters around Madeira. Marlin fishing has become very popular in Madeira since the 70’s, when anglers started catching regularly 1000lb+ Blue Marlin. Every season thousands of Big Game fishing enthusiasts fly to Madeira to fish this amazing predator. Most of the Fishing Charters in Madeira support catch and release.
The best fishing area for Marlin fishing is the southern part of Madeira. Here, the spectacular cliffs protect the area from the North Eastern winds, which often make fishing impossible on the north coast of the archipelago. The sea bottom quickly gains depth, which means “fenders in, lines out”. At relatively short distances from the coast the depths can reach over 3000m!
Apart from Blue Marlin, you can also count on two other lightweight billfish species: White Marlin and Spearfish (also from May to September).
Tuna Fishing in Madeira
In January the first tuna appear in this Madeira area, especially the Big Eye Tuna. In April and May these magnificent fighters prowl the offshore grounds in search of sardines, anchovies and mackerel. The biggest Big Eyes can be found in summer, when they surpass easily the 80kg barrier.
Albacore and Skip Jack arrive for the summer months, which are excellent light tackle tuna species. Bluefin tuna are around towards the end of summer. From late summer into early winter large wahoo are the best sportfish.
Bottom Fishing and Jigging in Madeira
During winter, when the big game season is very calm, it can be very interesting to go bottom fishing or jigging in Madeira. The irregular sea floor that consists of rocks, reefs, drop offs and holes is the beloved home to Grouper, Red Snapper, Amberjack, Horse Mackerel, etc. A perfect place to explore with large soft bait, jigs and inchiku lures.
Access to the Fishing Area
Boat and Captain
Short Bill Speerfish
Yellow Fin Tuna
Red Sea Bream
1. Choose when you'd like to go fishing
2. Fill out your personal data
3. Pay in the secure page of REDSYS.
4. In less than 24h we'll send you a booking confirmation with the departure time, meeting point and the captain's phone.
What is included?
Captain, fuel, all the fishing tackle, bait, insurance, licenses & tax.
What happens in case of bad weather?
In case of bad weather the captain will try to find an alternative day or you get a full refund. See the general conditions that apply to all trips.