Blue Makaira is the winner of the 2016 Blue Marlin World Cup.
Fishing aboard this vessel in Madeira is the ultimate Big Game fishing experience. Madeira is a natural Big Game fish attractor. Warm surrounding currents attract plenty of baitfish, while depths reaching over one thousand meters create an ideal hunting environment for Big Game fish within just a few miles of the coast. Here you have the opportunity to catch Grander (Marlin of over 1,000 lbs) Atlantic Blue Marlin, the ultimate prize, as well as a wide range of other species that will give you excellent sport!
Blue Makaira is a 34’ Rodman powered by twin 260 HP Volvo D4 engines. It comes equipped with your comfort in mind, featuring a very stable fishing platform and an onboard toilet. On board you will find a fighting chair as well as 35’ outriggers for a good spread of six lures. Blue Makaira is a member of the Shimano Pro Staff scheme, meaning you will have the best tackle available to you.
This vessel is captained by Captain Nuno, a native of Madeira who has fished the local waters for nearly 40 years. He is joined by a crew of experienced international fishermen whose prime aim is to get you connected to fish. Fishing with them is sure to be an unforgettable experience. You can join them from mid-May to mid-October.
The Atlantic Blue Marlin off these shores are always sizeable, with one in 10 being a Grander—a fish of a lifetime. Even the ‘average’ fish, weighing a mere 650+ lbs, will put a smile on your face. There is always a chance of catching a World Record sized fish. There are plenty of other prestigious species to be had here as well, including White Marlin, Wahoo, and Bigeye Tuna.
Whether you are an experienced Big Game fisherman out to get that “world record,” a novice, or ‘just’ fishing for the thrill of it, Blue Makaira is perfect for you!