With 20 years experience as a guide and fishing charter owner in Australia, Mark is looking forward to sharing his knowledge and expertise with anglers here in the Algarve.
All fishing styles are catered for with Marks personal passion being fly and lure casting.
Mark is comfortable with experienced fishermen and beginners and enjoys helping clients to learn new fishing skills.
Gone Fishing Portugal is based in Fuseta in the eastern Algarve, just a 30 minute drive from Faro airport.
The Ria Formosa National Park, one of Europe's most important wetland areas and a maze of canals, islands, marshes and barrier islands stretching 60kms along the Algarve coast, is on our doorstep. It can provide some very exciting fishing, especially if you appreciate ‘the flats.’ The main species to be found here, of interest to anglers, are sea bass and mullet.
Within an hour of Fuseta there are a number of reservoirs and dams, known in Portuguese as barragems, which hold excellent stocks of largemouth bass, carp and barbel that will gladly take a well presented lure or fly. From our boat you can find yourself up in the shallows amongst the weed beds with their varying structures, actively looking for your quarry or moving out into 50 meters of water and relying on the latest electronics to find the bait schools; the predators are never too far away.
The Guadiana river is only a half-hour drive from Fuseta. The lower reaches border Spain and it is tidal all the way up to Mertola, 60 kms from the mouth. The Guadiana holds some exceptional fish. At the mouth a true giant can be found, corvina (jewfish, mulloway, cob), that can grow to more than 50kgs and take a lure; sea bass and blue fish can also be caught in the river. The mouth is wide, deep and powerful on the big tides. As you head upstream into the fresh water, barbel, carp and mullet become your mainstay. There are five species of barbel but the ultimate prize is the comizo that grow in excess of 15kgs. The river is varied in the upper reaches, shallow fast sections where you can sight-fish for barbel, interspersed with slow moving, deep rocky sections where the latest on-board electronics come into their own.
We cater for 1-2 anglers.
A day charter is 9 hours.
Timings will depend on where you are fishing, tides etc.
All gear is provided on a lost and replace basis.
We practice Catch and Release.
We offer boat and land-based fishing.
Drinking water is provided on board.
BYO food and refreshments or we can provide at additional cost.
Portuguese fishing licence included in the cost.
'Solido' is a trailerable, Australian made, 4 metre Quintrex Hornet. A tried and trusted Aussie design, ideal for fishing the estuaries, dams, rivers and inshore waters of Portugal. It is equipped with a 50hp 4 stroke outboard, Minn Kota electric motor with ‘Spotlock’, the latest Garmin electronics (UHD side imaging and livescope) and 2 live wells. With fore and aft casting decks there is room for 2 anglers to fish comfortably, and being trailerable, can be launched in remote locations, an ideal vessel for getting away from it all.
All charters include quality tackle and bait. Gear is provided on a lost and replace basis.
€250 total per day for 1 angler
€300 total per day for 2 anglers.
TRANSFERS & ACCOMMODATION
Faro Airport is 30 minutes from our base in Fuseta.
Depending on your location in the Algarve and where you will be fishing we offer courtesy pick up and drop off for your charter.
For clients out of our courtesy area we are able to organise pick up and drop off at an additional cost.
We are happy to organise your entire trip including accommodation, transfers and catering.