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

White Marlin II

Puerto Rico de Gran Canaria, Gran Canaria (ES)

43,00 ft 43,00 ft 10
From $98
Deposit non-refundable


Robinson Crusoe Island, (CHL)

43,00 ft 43,00 ft 4
From $3190
Deposit non-refundable

At Last IV

Gibraltar, Strait of Gibraltar (ES)

19,69 ft 19,69 ft 4
From $503
FREE Cancellation 14 days notice


Javea, Alicante (ES)

26,25 ft 26,25 ft 4
From $599
Deposit non-refundable

Irene I

San Antonio, Ibiza (ES)

39,37 ft 39,37 ft 8
From $1416
Deposit non-refundable


Zanzibar, Zanzibar (TZ)

40,00 ft 40,00 ft 10
From $2200
Deposit non-refundable


Gibraltar, Strait of Gibraltar (ES)

21,33 ft 21,33 ft 4
From $517
Deposit non-refundable

Aquatica Fishing Charters

Valletta, Malta (MTA)

33,00 ft 33,00 ft 4
From $414
Deposit non-refundable


Madirokely, Madagascar (MG)

36,09 ft 36,09 ft 5
From $790
FREE Cancellation 14 days notice