Madeira Mix

Madeira island news and views.

Archive for August, 2008

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Florialis once again charmed thousands of locals & tourists with their Madeira Orchids & Proteas at this years annual Flower Festival.

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Despite the rainy weather, 9 groups involving 1.200 eager participants, elegantly paraded the streets of Funchal, demonstrating to all the beautiful flowers, costume quality,  clever themes, choreographic moves and colour symphony showed at this well organized and much appreciated flashy event.

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‘Palheiro’ investe 2 milhões em Spa

Um Spa com custos estimados entre 1,5 e os 2 milhões de euros. Este é o novo investimento do ‘Palheiro Estate’, com arranque previsto para o próximo mês de Abril.

O Grupo que integra a empresa Florialis inaugurou ontem uma nova estufa no valor 800 mil euros, 300 dos quais foram comparticipados por fundos de apoio à agricultura.

Presidida por Alberto João Jardim, a cerimónia inaugural da estufa da Florialis – uma empresa dedicada ao comércio de flores frescas – ficou marcada por fortes críticas ao ‘boicote’ de Lisboa contra a Madeira.

No Caniço, o líder do Governo destacou o contributo do grupo ‘Palheiro Estate’ para o desenvolvimento da economia regional e o rigor das técnicas de produção da Florialis cuja actividade ocupa uma área de aproximadamente dez hectares. “Esta empresa integra-se no complexo do Palheiro Ferreiro que tem feito um trabalho notável no campo de golfe: um importante pólo de atracção turística”, afirmou ainda Jardim.

O chefe do Executivo não poupou nas críticas a Lisboa, acusada de boicotar “os suportes agrícolas comprometidos em leis vigentes”, obrigando o Governo Regional a suportar a quota de comparticipação nacional no financiamento da estufa inaugurada ontem.

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Madeira Fishing is HOT!

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Not since the early 90’s has the number, size and variety of fish seen, ever been so good! MADEIRA is just awesome this year! We have seen incredible numbers of fish being seen and caught (and released) by the local fleet with some absolutely ‘monster fish’ being caught by Katherine B (one estimated at 1350lbs) and Balancal (estimated at 1250lbs). Not only do we have these monsters present, but also theregular size ‘girls’ from 500 up to 900lbs. In addition we are seeing a lot more smaller fish (for Madeira) at 400lbs and less.

White Marlin, Atlantic Spearfish and ‘bull’ Dorados have all put in an appearance making specimen hunters fishing these waters delighted and returning home as happy anglers.

Whilst the waters surrounding the island are not known for producing vast quantities of marlin, they never disappoint in terms of size. If its the fish of lifetime you want, Madeira is one of the few spots in the world where you are likely to find it!

Learn more about fishing in Madeira at ‘Madeira Marlin

World record Atlantic spear fish

World record Atlantic spear fish being caught now!

World record Atlantic spear fish in Madeira

This wonderful 32 kilo specimen Atlantic spearfish was caught recently by Sue Beesley from England whilst she was sportfishing in Madeira.  This fish would have smashed the world record for 30 pound tackle however because of  mild bill damage by the side of the boat we did not go for the record.

See many more World Class Fishing photos, videos, reports and articles on www.madeira-marlin.com