Captain
Charlie Smith

Member since January 2014

Calheta, Portugal

Background
Skipper Charlie Smith specializes in catching and releasing the huge Blue Marlin that Madeira is famous for. He also has a reputation for bringing in some massive Tunas, from Bigeye to Bluefin. Madeira has become famous among those in the know for having some of the best big game fishing on the planet. Let Charlie get you on the island's top predators!
Techniques
Trolling for Big Blue and White Marlin, Tuna. Wahoo, Dorado, Albacore.

Hey, I'm Captain Charlie Smith

Calheta, Portugal
Background
Skipper Charlie Smith specializes in catching and releasing the huge Blue Marlin that Madeira is famous for. He also has a reputation for bringing in some massive Tunas, from Bigeye to Bluefin. Madeira has become famous among those in the know for having some of the best big game fishing on the planet. Let Charlie get you on the island's top predators!
Techniques
Trolling for Big Blue and White Marlin, Tuna. Wahoo, Dorado, Albacore.

My Charter Listings

Mako Madeira Sportfishing

Calheta

Razzin Hell - Big Game Fishing

Calheta

Customer Reviews

4.25 out of 5 stars from 4 reviews

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Charleston, sc
Went fishing on Saturday, July 14, 2018

Captain Charlie and Mate Matt were extremely friendly and great company but did not appear to put much effort into the fishing.  They only changed 1 lure in 2 days of fishing despite no bites on their selected lures.  They both sat up top and appeared to just be going through the motions without any real fishing effort.  Several times I had to point out things to them, i.e. other boats that were hooked up or birds diving, because they were no paying attention.  It also appeared that they were taking turns napping and not fishing.  I also learned once on the boat that they could not travel farther than 6 miles from shore whereas other boats could travel to more productive grounds.  This was a bucket list type of trip for me and overall I was truly disappointed.

Bobby Hood does not recommend Razzin Hell - Big Game Fishing

Fished July 2018

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Charlie Smith (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Well we are quite suprised at Mr Bobby’s remarks on are fishing efforts ! For a start I changed the lures menu every two hours ,and had much decision with Bobby about the wisdom of what worked best at this time of year here in MADERIA .The point of us being up top is yes to keep a look out , but birds diving on the dolphins is not really what we are looking for.there was 7 other boats fishing in that 2 days and 4 Blues released all of them in the shallows ! Sorry Bobby but we tried for you !and thanks for the 400 euro tip ! Better luck next time Razzin Hell

Hammersmith, eng
Went fishing on Friday, July 6, 2018

Experienced friendly crew.

Fished July 2018

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United Kingdom
Went fishing on Saturday, June 18, 2016

We had a great day on the boat, beautiful place, great boat and top quality tackle.
We were a stag do of 11 plenty of room for us all.
Well catered for and looked after.
Will be back!
Thanks again

Andy!

Fished June 2016

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Charlie Smith (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Thanks very much chaps , was a pleasure to see you all on board the `Razzin Hell´, hope to see you all again! Many thanks , Matthew and Charlie.

Sweden
Went fishing on Tuesday, May 3, 2016

We where trolling one day I the beginning of May. It Was two weeks to early for most fish species, and there was only tuna in the area now. We didn’t have any luck with the tunas that day (but that´s fishing some times) but the weather was fine and Charlie and Matt did what was possible to find a fish, and they are really an experienced crew. We had a fine day and we would like to come back another time.
                                                            Ulf and Gabriella Brandt

Fished May 2016

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Charlie Smith (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, May 9, 2016

Hello Gabriella and Ulf, thank you so much for taking the time to right this kind review. It was a great pleasure to have you both on board the `Mako` boston whaler. Sorry we did not catch you that prize fish!  But hopefully the beautifull Island of Madeira will tempt you into retuning again. And catching that fish of a lifetime. Hope to see you again soon, Best regards Matt and Charlie.