“Gavito” starts the season with a bang!!!!

Our 4 English clients booked a day Big Game Fishing via Fishingbooker.com and the day before decided to change to a full day of mixed fishing. So we left the marina at Calheta, Madeira at 1000 hrs and trolled for a couple of hours towards Ponta do Pargo on the West end of the Island. The sea state was slightly choppy with a Westerley Wind on a Westerly swell giving a short sharp chop to ghe sea. 

Having had no takes we decided to go into the bay and bottom fish until about 1500 hrs. Thy caught Trigger Fish, Red Snapper, Bream, Grouper and barred hog fish. At 1500 hrs we left the bay and started to troll again and at about 1600 hrs we had a take on the starboard side outrigger line and saw that a good sized Blue Marlin had taken the lure. We immediately retrieved the remaining lines and started t concentrate on boating the fish. The 4 lads took turns in the chair and changed over as they became too tired to continue.

The fish ran out about 350 meters of line on it’s first run and, as we let pressure off to change over it kept at about this distance for some time. This was the first Blue Marling for 1st mate Heiko, and also for the new owner of the boat Anders Ekstrand, so it proved to be a great start to the continuation of the business under the control of Anders with the help of the Captain Graham Venters who wired the fish, removed the lure and hook and recovered the fish to a condition suitable for release.

The fish was estimated to be between 800 and 900 lbs a great start and great satisfaction for the clients. Should this report whet your appetite you can book via our website www.gavitofishing.com or through www.fishingbooker.com and we still have a few dates in August available. Our price of 950.00 Euro’s for the full 8 hour day is highly competitive and we include a packed lunch and free drinks on board.

2 Replies to ““Gavito” starts the season with a bang!!!!”

    1. Thank you so much! We are so glad that you enjoyed the trip and that one of you guys got to spend 2 hours in the chair with a Blue Marlin Grander!

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