Fishing in Malta and Gozo, a relaxing activity that might get you a free dinner as well
From the shore or from a small boat, pick your favourite and throw your fishing rod
Fishing in Malta is a good way to relax and enjoy the good weather while having a nice time with your mates or enjoying some alone time. Malta is an excellent fishing destination with its clear blue waters. Recreational fishing in Malta has become a popular activity over the years as it is an all year round activity.
Fishermen target fish such as Albacore (tuna), Swordfish, Sailfish, Amberjack and bottom fish such as Jewish, Grouper, Snapper and so on. Fishing is usually done with a fishing rods and reel in the 20-40 lbs. line category and fishing from the shore is the most popular type of fishing in Malta. There are several good spots to fish from such as ports, creeks or on the coastline.
Coastal fishing such as bottom line, surface trolling and jigging by small boat is also very popular with both locals and people on holiday in Malta thanks to the low prices. Please note that fishing in Malta for Bluefin tuna is only allowed with specific authorisation permits from the local authorities and only on catch and release basis.