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Boat Fishing in Malta => Trolling => Topic started by: BantryBay on October 13, 2011, 16:52:48 CET

Title: Trolling off Gozo
Post by: BantryBay on October 13, 2011, 16:52:48 CET
Hello All,
I have just moved here to Malta and have tried once to troll for Dolphin fish(lampaki)sorry about the spelling, is there any advice ye may have that would help a fellow catch at least once this seasson, i work offshore and spend much time at sea and am normally to busy to fish. I have tried lures such as plugs and spinners and feathers, trolling at differant depths and differant speeds.I have passed white bouys(markers) which seem to be shelters set up to attract the Darado. I have been looking for surface action and found a few bursts of fish but no takers.
                                         If any one has a few wise word it would be greatly appreciated.
thanks and regards

Title: Re: Trolling off Gozo
Post by: placebo on October 13, 2011, 17:30:29 CET
fish near buoys, markers and other FADs very early morning as sun is going up, even just before the sun is going up ... it's the best time and most probable to catch such predators on artificials. Try to be the only boat in such place at the moment. Other times of the day you may be lucky and catch also but at that time it is the very best. Sometimes you go to an FADs at 8 o'clock am and no hits ... the other day you try at very early morning in the very same place and there you go you get the hits.

Title: Re: Trolling off Gozo
Post by: BantryBay on June 09, 2014, 09:10:15 CET
thanks very much for the reply and sorry about the delay in getting back to you.
Will be back in Malta for a month of fishing next week and looking for any and all advice for what best to try.
thanks  in advance 

Title: Re: Trolling off Gozo
Post by: shanook on June 09, 2014, 16:33:52 CET
BantryBay, dorado start from the 20th August onwards so dont try to catch now. Sorry cant reccomend any shops in Gozo but I am sure that another member will point you in the right direction. Ask there and I am sure they will be willing to help. If not you can always pop at ''Ta' Bormla'' thats a shop in Mosta.