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There is only a few days left to start another edition of the Blue Marlin World Cup, called the ‘Blue Marlin World Cup’, which runs as usual on July 4, a competition where Nuno Gonçalves and his crew are two-time world champion.
Calheta has already arrived about 15 crews and is still expected to enter the recreational port of the town plus three boats, fully equipped to catch a copy that makes it possible to collect the first prize, which could yield, this year, one million dollars .
Blue Marlin World Cup is a competition of enormous prestige in this segment of the market, which grows visibly and where this year it is expected to be registered more than 150 boats, in the World Cup, but not everyone calls attention.
This is the case of Gary Carter, an American resident in Costa Rica, who is in the Region for the fourth time, and who only has praise for the beauty of the island and for the quality of the fish that the waters of Madeira offer. “I’m not going to enter the ‘Blue Marlin World Cup’ because I’m here for pure pleasure. We are trying to break records with fine lines contrary to what is used in this event, “he told our newspaper, remembering that his wife is a hobbyist, and he managed to catch a sample of more than 150 kilos a few miles Of the calhetense coast.
“There are those who have the wrong idea that a lady or a boy can not catch or bring the fish to the vessel. You can. Honestly, it has to have a competent crew and with the possibility to handle and work with a large fish, “said the experienced Calheten fisherman Nuno Gonçalves, who did not tire of praising the sea conditions and logistics that Calheta has, statements corroborated By the American who takes advantage of staying for about two months in Madeira soil. “For the year we will return for sure,” he said.
Moreover, Nuno Gonçalves says that “it will be very difficult to revalidate the title because there will be huge boats. But anything is possible, even though we’ve seen several marlins in the last few days, anyway it’s a demanding competition and it takes some luck, since it’s only a few hours of fishing and they may not show up, “he said. Way back end.