Madeira is now one of the world’s foremost Bluewater angling destinations. Lying some 360 miles west of the coast of Africa, Madeira and its neighbouring islands straddle the deep blue Atlantic along the migratory routes of some of the most sought-after game-fish. Big blue marlin, big-eye and bluefin tuna, sword fish and shark — all exceed world record sizes in Madeira’s waters and provide serious action year round.
The warm summer months bring vast schools of skipjack tuna and Dorado inshore and blue marlin follow the feast. In turn, the cold green water of winter sees huge shoals of big-eye tuna chasing mackerel and scads providing anglers with what is possibly the finest tuna fishing anywhere.
Add to that the chance of legendary blue-fin tuna, or a high-jumping mako shark, and we think you’ll know why Madeira is quickly becoming an international hot spot for first class fishing (tagging and releasing 99% of our catch).
With only a 3 ½ hrs flight from UK and excellent weather almost guaranteed throughout the season, Madeira has a lot to offer both dedicated anglers and those looking for a family holiday with a few days out. Funchal has wonderful hotels, excellent seafood restaurants, and the whole town has a colonial charm which will leave a lasting impression.
Mark Lee Early in life he sat his coastal skipper license and from that moment on, he focused and directed his life to become a top Sport Fisher Captain and master the trade.
He has a long experience within the boating industry, Big Game Fishing and has worked all oceans where billfish are found, on private boats, Private Island fishing resorts as well as participating in big game tournaments. These are some of the waters he’s fished in the past:
Dominican Republic, Tortola, St. Thomas, The Cayman Islands, Turks and Caicos Islands, Costa Rica, Mexico, Belize, Florida, Canada, Alaska, The Seychelles Islands, The Great Barrier Reef, England, The Mediterranean, The Canaries and, of course, Madeira amongst other destinations.
Gavito” is a 1991 Rodman 760 Fly which has undergone a major refit in January of this year. Her current specification and configuration is list below.
She is a 25 foot boat with 9 foot 6 inch beam and is equipped with the following, Twin FNM(Fiat/Iveco) 135hp 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,
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
2 off Alutecnos 50 lbs wide multiplier reels
2 off North Star 50 lbs class rods
1 off Shimano 50 multiplier reel
1 off Shimano 50 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 mmmsi identification system.
|6 x 130 lbs. Custom Rods||4 x 130 lbs. Penn International|
|3 x 130 lbs. Duel||4 x 80 lbs. Custom Rods|
|4 x 80 lbs. Shimano||4 x 50 lbs. Custom Rods|
|4 x 50 lbs. Shimano||4 x 30 lbs. Custom Rods|
|4 x 30 lbs. Shimano||4 x 20 lbs. Custom Rods|
|4 x 20 lbs. Shimano||4 x 12 lbs. Custom Rods|
|4 x Shimano Baitrunners|
Lures by Marlin Magic, Pro Soft, Pakula, Bart Miller, Bomboy, Mold Craft, Big T, Legend Lures, Henry Chee, Melton