Big Game Fishing - Madeira Marlin
Madeira island offers some of the finest big game fishing grounds for Atlantic Blue Marlin. Fish close to and in excess of 1,000lbs are caught here more than anywhere else in the world.
Madeira Fishing - For a dream catch!
Although you may not see the same numbers of marlin compared to other locations, the fish of your dreams is waiting just for you here in Madeira between May and October each year. Big Eye and Bluefin Tuna are also regularly caught with the average weight for Big Eye being around 100lbs. Wahoo up to 90lbs are not uncommon and make excellent sport on light tackle.
Balancal Video Highlights
Summer 2012 Update
Early June and the big girls have arrived! Large Blue Marlin have been spotted in Madeiran waters…..most of the local fleet have now either hooked or caught a big blue Marlin already.Read more...
Lifetime Achievement Award
Captain Anibal Fernandes of Balancal was recently honoured by receiving a lifetime achievement award for his services to big game fishing in Madeira. It was an emotional night for Anibal as shortly after receiving his award he was given another award for best captain of the competition!