Malta: Fishing

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Malta Fishing

Those who go fishing in Malta will tend to be targeting pelagic fish such as Albacore, and other types of tuna, swordfish and sailfish and even amberjack. Most of this fishing is done using rods and reel in the 20-40lbs line category. Coastal fishing by small boat is very popular around the Maltese Islands due to the relatively cheap costs associated with owning a small boat and outboard. Various type of fishing can be practised, such as bottom line, surface trolling and jigging. You can fish in Malta both from within the creeks and bays and in the open seas. Fishing from the shore in Malta is one of the most popular types. Recreational fishing in Malta has recently become fairly popular with local clubs promoting catch and release policies.