FISHING TRIPS – OFFSHORE

Duration: 6 hours (half day) or 9 hours (full day)
Time: 6.00am till 12.00pm (half day) or 6.00am till 3.00pm (full day)
Fishing Range: 7 to 20 miles
Max. Number of persons: 5
Boat Used: Juliet C

Trolling – Game Fishing

There are specific months in which pelagic species of fish mirage to waters around the Maltese Islands thus making it possible to organize trips in order to target these fast swimming and powerful predatory fish that always give a good fight to the angler and get the adrenaline running as soon as the reels are heard screaming due to a strike.

The most common method to fish for these offshore species is to troll behind the boat a series of artificial lures at high speed in order to invite these fast swimmers to attach the lures that imitate bait fish on which they usually prey on.

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The most common species are Albacore tuna (mid June till end of August) and Dorado also known as Dolphin fish (end of September till December)

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Then there are other species such as Bonito, Skipjack, Mediterranean Spearfish, Sword fish & Blue fin Tuna that occasionally can be caught with this kind of fishing according to the various months in which we fish. 

Deep Drop – Extreme deep sea fishing

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At abyssal depths ranging from 200mt up to 700/800mt it is possible to fish for a number of deep sea dwelling species. The most common are Red Bream, Groupers, Stabot Fish, Dog Fish, scorpion fish and Mediterranean cod.

In order to fish effectively at such abyssal depths specialized fishing tackle and equipment must be used in order to reel in fish that many can vary from 1/2 Kg Red bream up to 20kg+ Groupers or even the occasional seven-gilled shark.

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With this method of fishing one can never be sure of which fish will the take the bait next and the depth of the sea with all their mystery always reserve surprises and memorable captures.

This method of fishing is done all year round though certain months of the year are more productive than others.    

Drifting – Live Bait

Some predatory species such as Amberjack, Dentex & Barracuda can be found patrolling shallower waters around reefs relatively closer to shore. By using live bait and drifting, or trolling at slow speed, around these reefs we can come across some very nice specimen fish that offer great sport to the angler who has one of these predators on the other end of the line.  

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