Fishing in Malta

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Malta isn't only renowned for its turquoise-blue waters, stunning sand beaches and extravagant nightlife; it's also a great fishing destination with ...

Malta isn't only renowned for its turquoise-blue waters, stunning sand beaches and extravagant nightlife; it's also a great fishing destination with outstanding inshore and offshore conditions. For offshore fishing is a great place for tuna, albacore and Mahi Mahi. Whilst Dentex, snapper and Amberjack are the top species when inshore fishing.

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Most popular fishing boats charters in Malta

Aquatica Fishing Charters

4 33,00 ft

Valletta, Malta (MTA)

From $405
Deposit non-refundable

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The fishing in Malta is very similar to other places in the Mediterranean Sea like Barcelona, Mallorca or Marbella

The warmer months of spring, summer and fall can produce bluefin tuna, albacore and spearfish offshore. These species are mainly targetted trolling allthough bluefin tuna can also be caught chumming while drifting. Other smaller species like bonito, frigate tuna, dorado (mahi-mahi or Lampuki like the call them in Maltese), skipjack are interesting side catches.

Closer in-shore, vertical jigging with inchiku for example (don't forget to put a piece of squid on the hooks!) you can hook red scorpion fish, black spot sea bream, John Dory, Snapper, Dentex and Pink Dentex. To catch larger dentex, amberjack and grouper use live bait such as squid or cuttle fish and troll them close to the bottom.

For those traveling with children, the best option is bottom fishing or reef fishing in Malta. Using worms, pieces of squid or sardine you'll catch Seabream, Jack, Red Scorpion Fish, Snapper, Rainbow Wrasse, etc.

From the shore, seabass can be targetted with a light rod and rubber lures or top water lures.

Top sport fishing species in Malta

FISHING SEASON IN Malta

Spring: Off-shore trolling for Albacore, live bait trolling with downrigger for Dentex, Grouper and Amberjack.

Summer: Bluefin Tuna fishing (trolling or drifting), Inshore trolling, reef fishing, live bait fishing, jigging, spinning.

Fall: Inshore trolling for smaller pelagic species like Bonito, Mackerel, Horse Mackerel, Frigate Tuna, Barracuda (the European brother)

Winter: bottom fishing for smaller reef fish like Red Scorpion Fish, Jack, Striped Sea Bream, Gilthead Sea Bream, or live bait fishing for Dentex and Amberjack. Jigging and spinning is also an option for these colder months.

TOURISM & OTHER ACTIVITIES

Apart from fishing in Malta you can also go cycling, kite surfing, mountain biking, wine tasting experience, snorkelling & diving, sailing, hiking and much much more.

Visit the walled city of Valletta and the St John’s Co-Cathedral. Don't mis places like the isle of Gozo, Comino and its iconic lagoon, the medieval town of Mdina or Sliema. Explore the Ggantija Temples or the Tarxien Temples.

Enjoy the local food in the hundreds of bars & restaurants of the island.

LEGISLATION / REGULATIONS

You need a fishing license to fish in Malta. The fishing charters normally have the fishing license included in the price, so you don't need to buy one if you're chartering a boat.

Key takeaways

Avg Capacity: 4 people
Popular fishing techniques: Bottom Fishing, Tuna fishing, Trolling
Average price: $0 per day
Low season price: $512 per day
High season price: $742 per day
Included: Fishing tackle, Fishing License, Bait & lures

Frequently asked questions about fishing in Malta

According to our customers, some of the most popular fishing charters in Malta are:
Aquatica Fishing Charters

Depending on the boat, a fishing charter in Malta can accommodate up to 4 passangers, although most charters are for 4 people.

Typically in a charter in Malta, a fishing boat charter will include the use of the boat, Fishing tackle, Fishing License, Bait & lures. Some charters may also include Snacks and Drinks, while others may allow you to bring your own.

On average, the prices for a fishing trip in Malta are around $98 per hour. However, prices can vary depending on factors such as the duration of the trip, the size of the boat, and the number of people. For shorter fishing trips and smaller boats, prices can start as low as $405 for 4 hours and 4 people. During the high season, prices can increase up to $742 for a 8-hour-trip with 4 people.

In Malta, you can fish:
Dentex
Albacore
Atlantic Bonito
Amberjack
Dorado
. Fishing regulations may vary, so make sure to check them before you go to Malta. We recommend Catch & Release, especially for undersized fish (for example using barbless hooks).

In Malta, the most popular fishing techniques include Bottom Fishing, Tuna fishing, Trolling, Live bait fishing.

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