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Calm Sea

The hottest Atlantic blue marlin fishery on Earth.

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.

Madeira, World Sport Fishing

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.

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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.

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.

Fishing Seasons

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Flights & Accommodation


All flights are direct and usually take approximately 3 ½ hrs from either Gatwick, Manchester or Glasgow. We normally offer British Airways Economy or TAP Portugese airways.


This gracious old manor house is now a hotel, with an annexe containing 33 sea-view rooms, a balcony, and a terrace.

Rooms in the older section have high ceilings, thick walls, casement windows, and a scattering of old-fashioned furniture, including some family antiques. Rooms in the modern annex, completed late in 1999, are more contemporary, with traditional country-house designs. All units have neatly kept bathrooms equipped with shower-tub combinations. Like a family home, the quinta is chock-full of antiques, paintings, and silver.

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Near the Savoy, it stands in a spacious garden on a ledge overlooking the harbour. It’s a short walk to Funchal’s bazaars and is opposite the ancient chapel. Unlike most hotels on Madeira, many of this hotel’s rooms have connecting doors, which can be opened and rented as two rooms for families with one to three children.
  • 2 restaurants

  • 2 bars

  • pool

  • babysitting

  • laundry service

  • dry cleaning

One of the few of the island’s hotel which is actually on a golf course. Renowned for its beautiful levada walks and breathtaking scenery. Casa Velha is also ideally situated to explore the island, certainly as near to nature as one can get. 
Exemplary service, fine facilities and quality furnishings. Guests at the Casa Velha may enjoy a wide variety of menus presented by our chef who mix traditional Portuguese dishes with international cuisine, to create an à la Carte menu which has already been recognized as one of the finest in Madeira.Quiet charm mixed with excellent service will always ensure a pleasant stay.

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Prices start from: £2440.

All Package prices include . Return International flights from London (Manchester and Glasgow flights also available , please call for details) to Funchal, 3 Full days { 8hrs } Bluewater fishing dependant on seasons 7 nights Bed and Breakfast accomodation at named hotel. Based on 3 sharing.

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