Myself and Scott have been on another Light Game jolly of late, this time to Madeira.
I'll admit that I do not have the first clue how to write up a blog based on my adventure there. Much of the time I found the fishing hard going due to huge swells on the North coast met with stiff winds, the sea in the south coast was also quite cloudy at times and not the best conditions for lure fishing.
Of course we still caught plenty of fish albeit many of them too small to fight much.
With the help of Angelo Abreu; Madeira's first Rock-fisherman, we did get into a few better fish later in the week.
Here are some of the fish we caught;
|Ornate Wrasse on an AquaWave Ami|
|Canary Damsel Fish|
|Atlantic Lizard fish|
|An Atlantic Lizard for myself.|
|Black Tailed Comber|
|Derbio or Palometa|
|Another "Poo", this time on Gulp Angleworm.|
|Scott with a Madeira Rockfish.|
|A little Wrasse|
|Scott with a lovely Emerald Wrasse.|
|Scott with a Pandora.|
|Diamond Lizard fish.|
|PB Striped Bream|
|Angelo Abreau and his skilfully caught Pandora|
I so enjoyed meeting Angelo and his wife, this was definitely a highlight for me. Angelo Caught this Pandora working one of his self designed and homemade jigs worked across the sea bed. Angelo gave us one of his jigs each and also showed me other lures he had made on a homemade lathe nonetheless! I have to say the skill and workmanship in Anglos lures really tell that he loves what he does. A truly humble and skilled angler and a pleasure to call friend.
I guess no trip would be complete for me without a Lesser Weever! Much darker than I am used to here in Wales because of the Black volcanic sand of the Island, but a Weever nonetheless! I swear if they are there, I will find them or they me!!
If you would like a more detailed look at out trip, check out Scotts series of reports on www.something-fishy-going-on.blogspot.co.uk
Tight lines <><