Hi! Thank you very much for your reply. To be honest I didn't really believe that anyone would reply to my message and, therefore, haven't visited this web site for a long time. I will check the links that you have provided me with. As to Fishingmarina, I already contacted them and received a reply as follows:
From: "" <firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: Re: Big Game Fishing
High season for game fish is June and July, April I would recommend offshore extreme bottom fishing for grouper, big eye red bream, belt fish, and scorpion fish and so on. Price full day (8hr) all included 165 Maltese lire per boat 1/2 day 150 Maltese lire (5hr). On booking we ask for 10% deposit and 30 days before charter date full amount must be paid. You will get full refund due to bad weather and reapers.
I can offer you to take you out full day for the price of 1/2 day. (150 ML).
Baiscally, that email confirms what you've mentioned. April is a bit too early for bluefin or albacore in Malta. 150 maltiese lire is about 300 British Pounds, which is not that cheap, in my opinion, to try my lack if the season is still early. How much have they charged you when you were fishing there, if I can ask you? I just did 2 days fishing in Mauritius and 8 hours daily rate for myself as one a whole only one fishermen in the boat was about 195 British Pounds (12,000 Mauritius rupees), which is expensive, but cheaper than in Malta, as I can see...
I will be in Malta on those days anyway, but also thinking that in August I shall go to Lanzarote, Gran Canaries, and try to fish there and later, in December, to Phuket - I found couple good boat owners there and saw good photos of dolphinfish, sailfish, sharks and marlin on their websites.
By the way, I used to live and study in Msida, Malta for about one year, but at that time was not really interested in Big Game Fishing. I understand that you live in Malta and assume that you should know a lot about big spicies that can be cought there. You've mentioned albacore and bluefin. What about sharks? Have you ever fished for sharks there? What about yellowfin, sailfish and others?
P.S. Please excuse me for my English, I am Russian and English is not my native language.