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The Best of the Azores


Azores: One of the World's Best Spots for Big Game Fishing

The sentence pop's up in several blog's and magazines about fishing as Garmin Marine Entertainment, CliveBradleyfishing, or even better as the specialist MarlinMag consider's the Azores the right spot for Grander's! A Grander is a Blue Marlin weigthing over 1.000 pounds or 450kgs.

In fact, fishing in the Azores already provided some world records: "no less than 22 world records are currently held for different species of catches made here - that’s right, the fish are big, and they bite!" says Garmin.

But Azores fishing it's not all about Marlin's... The Azores are also a great spot for different species of Tuna as Bluefin, Bigeye, and Yellowfin among Wahoo and Dorado. Most of the Tunas species have an average weight of 120kg (250 pounds), exception for Bluefin's that can reach 400kg (850 pounds), but although smaller in weight and size than Blue Marlin's they fight like no other. They are basically a huge piece of muscle between a head and a tail... literally live torpedos!

Having four big reels screaming loudy at the same time with these butterball's in the end of the line should not be just a dream but a right of every angler at some point of his life. And that can come true when fishing in the Azores.

Bigeye Tunas - 6 in a half day (4h) trip of Sao Miguel

It get's better after you figure out that because the Azores are volcanic islands the rocky seabed goes deep, very deep almost inshore yet. For you to have an ideia, the sea ground around Sao Miguel island, the largest island of 9 in the Portuguese archipelago, goes deep as 500 meters about 3 miles away of the marina of Ponta Delgada and 1.000 meters at 5 miles. For those that are used to spend 2 or 3 hours just to be on top of a good fishing bank that is almost unbelievable. So don't be astonished if your captain start fishing after 15 minutes from leaving the berth and you didn't got time to open the first beer! Less time wasted on going out and coming back to the marina means more time for fishing.

A comfortable walkaround boat powered by a 150hp outboard engine it's the right rig for Big Game fishing in the Azores

That is the main reason for you don't waste extra money with the biggest smoky diesel boat of the fleet... instead you can have a comfortable, fast and not noisy walkaround boat for a fraction of the price. In a walk through the marina of Portas do Mar in Ponta Delgada you easily will find the best Fishing Charter's of Sao Miguel, some of them with very experienced captains and crew's that would get you on the fish. However a booking in advance will assure fishing days blocked for you avoiding get disappoint with no availability of the best charter's boats in the Azores and even worst - see them coming back with big fish on the deck or Marlin flags in the outriggers.

Just as a free appetiser we invite you to watch the short video below about Blue Marlin fishing in Azores with a successful release. Turn HD on and enjoy it.

Tight Lines!

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