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Paul Watson

A British national certified skipper, Paul is recognized worldwide as a pioneer that brought online video and page-flip magazines to the sportfishing community with MARLIN WORLD. He owns and runs the popular digital magazine which has tens of thousands of subscribers worldwide and is based in Madeira, Portugal. Paul has crewed on big game fishing boats targeting Blue Marlin up to and over 1,000lbs in Madeira and has long running relationships with many top big game skippers around the world. He recently became interested in kayak fishing primarily for the pelagic species on light tackle and is currently running the BLUEWATER Madeira project in which he is attempting to establish three world records from a kayak; the largest Blue Marlin (estimated) caught and released, the largest Wahoo landed and the largest Big Eye Tuna landed. He is filming a documentary of his adventures in the 6,000 feet deep waters surrounding Madeira Island during 2012 and 2013 and with his trademark headgear which can range from pirate ‘bandanas’ to Indiana Jones type ‘outback’ hats, Paul’s serious approach to offshore videography and his passion as a filmmaker is sure to provide a thrilling documentary for us all to watch in 2014. Apart from his media activities Paul also runs MADEIRA CHARTERS, a charter broker business which has a fleet of ten big game fishing boats from Madeira under its wing.