Team Member

Matthias Henningsen

Born in Germany in 1966, I startet with fresh water fishing at the age of 5. My passion for Blue Marlin fishing really kicked off in 1994 when I moved to the Canary islands. My first Blue Marlin I caught from a 20 foot boat and a few weeks after my first Blue my friend and me weighed a 920 pounder from our tiny fishing platform.

In 1999 I fished La Gomera for the first time and on our vey first day I landed on my friends boat a 1100 pound Blue Marlin. After a few fishing adventures in Ghana, Australia, Hawaii I started on Ascension Island with our boat HARMATTAN which caught probably more big Marlin in the Atlantic than any other boat.

Since 2009 we operate as well on Cape Verde, now with 2 boats, the SMOKER and the SAMBO.

My very best fishing days were:

– a Grand Slam on the 4th of July Tournament including a 1043 pound Blue Marlin.
– 10 Blue Marlin released in one day with only 1 angler on board, the bigger one was 750 pound.
– 10 Blue Marlin released in a hot afternoon bite from 14:30 to 18:00 hours.

So far I have released more than 1100 Blue Marlin and have weighed 4 Blues over 1000 pound. Since 2006 i have not weighed any more grander but my anglers, crew and me released 13 Marlin of 900 + pounds.

Language skills: German, English, Spanish, French



Tel. 0034 649428900

skype: tcwalhalla