Trolling is a fishing technique where one or more fishing lines, baited with lures or natural bait, are drawn behind a moving boat. Trolling can be done both in-shore and off-shore.

The trolling speed depends on the type of bait and the fish species. Where tuna and marlin like a speed of 6 to 10 knots, other species such as dentex or seabass should be targeted with a trolling speed of 3-4 knots maximum.


Equipment required for Trolling

A well-produced rod and reel with an adequate strength of fishing line are required for this technique. You will also need to in a moving object such as a boat, canoe or kayak.

You can use a variety of different styled lures (spinnerbaits, soft-plastics, metal lures) or even fresh bait to troll behind you.

Species to target when Trolling

You can target a variety of different fish species using the trolling technique and it is arguably one of the most used forms of fishing in the world.

Species such as trout, salmon, tuna, marlin, sailfish, barracuda and Spanish mackerel can be regularly caught.

Best Places to try Trolling

As this is a popular fishing technique used around the world it is another style that can be used in a variety of areas around the world. 

You can use the trolling method in saltwater and freshwater.

Best Trolling Fishing Charters

SP Boat 1

5 35,00 ft

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE)

From $ 578
Deposit non-refundable

Predator III

5 32,00 ft

Jezera, Croatia (HR)

From $ 1212
FREE Cancellation 14 days notice


3 19,69 ft

Baie-Mahault, (Guada)

From $ 194
Deposit non-refundable

Discovery Fishing

12 30,00 ft

Main Beach, Queensland (AUS)

From $ 86
FREE Cancellation 14 days notice

Lobster Tales

10 40,00 ft

Puerto Aventuras, Riviera Maya (MX)

From $ 650
FREE Cancellation 7 days notice

Tracker Targa

4 18,04 ft

Lake Mjörn, Sweden (SWE)

From $ 404
Deposit non-refundable

Taka Taka

4 33,00 ft

Sal, Cape Verde (CV)

From $ 970
Deposit non-refundable

Don Ramon

6 42,65 ft

Denia, Alicante (ES)

From $ 1563
Deposit non-refundable

Royal Charters Mallorca Rodman 1250

12 41,01 ft

Can Picafort, Mallorca (ES)

From $ 129
Deposit non-refundable