Brasilia - 40’ Blackwatch built in 2005 and custom rigged especially for the giant blue marlin of the Azores. A spacious cockpit, Scoponich chair and one-piece riggers by Rupp along with ample power from twin 450 hp Cummins ‘Diamond Series’. The Blackwatch hull provides a superb ride, excellent manouvreability, comfort and stability, both for running and for working fish.
Nola - 37’ Bertram powered by twin Caterpillar 3208 - 375 hp motors. Bertram has produced more convertible sportfishing boats than any other company world-wide. The Bertram hull is famous for its smooth ride in all conditions, is a proven fish raiser and offers spacious, comfortable interior. HD chair and Simrad electronics.
Xácara - 36’ Hatteras powered by twin 300 hp Cummins B-series motors. Murray Bro’s chair and one-piece riggers by Rupp. The Xacara has gained worldwide recognition for its fishing exploits in the Azores and is the boat that caught the current world record blue marlin on 80lb line.
Makaira - 30’ Merry Fisher powered by twin 210 hp Cummins B-series motors newly installed in 2009. The hull provides excellent maneuverability and combines a spacious 9m2 cockpit, HD chair, Lee riggers and Simrad electronics.
The Makaira is well suited to light tackle fishing and may be available for ‘bare-boat’ charter to visiting professional crews on request.
Standard tackle on all boats is 130lb class with Shimano Tiagra reels, custom rods by Biscayne or Pat Brian and Sufix or Momoi topshots on dacron. Lighter tackle is available on request.
Owner - operators of Brasilia Fishing Charters, Louis and Patricia Sougne from Belgium, both very keen anglers enjoying some of the world’s finest blue marlin fishing.
www.bluemarlin.be - www.azoresmarlin.com
Captain Les Gallagher, fishing the Azores since 1987 and with extensive big-fish experience in the Azores, Ghana, Ascension Island and the Cape Verdes. The most blue marlin ever caught in the Azores during one season and the biggest blue marlin ever landed in the Azores.
Captain Olaf Grimkowski with extensive big-fish experience in the Azores, Ghana, Ascension Island, Cape Verdes and Croatia.
Captain and Wireman, Marti Bates from New Zealand with extensive big-fish experience in the Azores, Ghana, Ascension, Cape Verdes, Costa Rica and Panama.
Captain and Wireman, Luis Roque from the Azores, fishing Cape Verdes and the Azores.
Mate and Wireman, Michel Frisch, from Luxembourg fishing the Azores and the Canaries.
Mate and Wireman, Pedro Escobar, from the Azores
Our goal is to share our knowledge and help anglers appreciate their fishing experience to the full. We believe that good fishing comes from good preperation and teamwork. We are pleased to offer our guests skilled tuition on all aspects of big-game fishing whilst sharing many years of sound fishing experience.
Marlin fishing season in the Azores is during the months of July, August and September.
Tuna fishing season in the Azores is during the months of May and June.
Charters depart by 09.30 - tackle, food and drinks
Brasilia Fishing Charters operate out of Horta Marina on the Island of Faial, Azores.
Brasilia - Nola - Xacará
Extra Fishing Time
Light Tackle or Bait n’ Switch
Trips to Princess Alice Bank