Fishing Mania - Malta

Mgarr Harbour
Mgarr, Malta

Fishing Mania in Malta is a seriously fun charter on a mission to catch lots of fish. They are run by a friendly crew consisting of Captains Pierre and Joe who love fishing and take great pride in their charter operation as they give every guest special attention and make their fishing dreams come true. They operate out of the picturesque marina in Mgarr, Malta and can take you fishing in the pristine waters of the coast where you are able to experience your own personal fishing adventure.

You will fish aboard their 26 foot Bayliner Trophy Walkaround boat, which was originally built in 2002 and restored in 2014. It is powered by a 230 HP Yanmar 230 engine with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots, and has a capacity for 5 guests. The boat is eqуipped will Simrad electronics including a fishfinder, a GPS, a VHF radio and a radar, and includes all the necessary safety equipment including life jackets, flares and EPIRB. This beautiful boat also has a toilet, a shower, a bed and a multimedia system for entertainment. It also has an anchoring system and an icebox to keep your catch fresh until you return to the shore.

Fishing Mania will take you on inshore, nearshore, offshore or wreck trips where you will be able to target an array of fish species available in this part of the world. Depending on the seasonality, you will be able to catch Mahi Mahi, Swordfish, Albacore, Bluefin and Skipjack Tuna, Spearfish, Atlantic Mackerel, Broomtail and Goliath Grouper, John Dory, Dentex and Amberjack. There are more species available in the area than we can name, but one notable is the super delicious Squid which are caught on the evening trips. The crew will provide you with rods, reels, tackle, live and artificial baits, a fishing license, drinks, snacks and lunch. Please note this is a child friendly charter, and drinking in not permitted on board.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Deep Sea Fishing
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 644
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 58
    each additional person
    This is a deep sea fishing trip on which you will travel offshore and target species such as Bronze spotted Bream, Goliath Groper,cod and conger eel with electric reels.
  • Private trip
    Dolphin Fish (Lampuki) In Season
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 15 Aug - 31 Dec
    US$ 644
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 70
    each additional person
    This is an excellent trip which will take you light trolling for one of the most beautiful and desirable as well as tasty fish - Dolphin Fish (Mahi Mahi), or in Maltese language Lampuki. Season starts mid-August and is excellent in September, October and November, and it closes last of-December.
  • Private trip
    Live Bait Trolling
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 3:00 AM
    US$ 644
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 64
    each additional person
    On this trip, the day starts by fishing for Squid early in the morning at 3pm to catch live bait, and then moving on to live trolling for Dentex, Amberjack, Goliath and Broomtail Grouper.
  • Private trip
    Slow Pitch Jigging
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 644
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 64
    each additional person
    This is a great trip which will see you slow pitch jigging for Dentex, Broomtail and Goliath Grouper, and Amberjack.
  • Private trip
    Tuna & Albacore Fishing in Season
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Jul - 30 Sep
    US$ 644
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 70
    each additional person
    On this trip you will go trolling or drifting for Albacore, Bluefin and Skipjack Tunas. The season starts in mid-July and ends approximately mid-December. Each species is a little different on seasonality, but they all overlap in Autumn months of October and November.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Fishing Trip
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 497
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 64
    each additional person
    We go 4 Hours Fishing around Gozo and Comino. Snorkelling and swimming is permitted during this trip.
  • Private trip
    Squid Fishing Trip
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 6:30 PM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Sep - 1 Feb
    US$ 409
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 64
    each additional person
    On this trip you will go Squid and Mackerel fishing in the evening. You are welcome to keep the catch or share it with the crew.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack
Dentex
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Broomtail)

Grouper (Goliath)
John Dory
Mackerel (Atlantic)
Spearfish (Shortbill)

Swordfish
Tuna (Albacore)
Tuna (Bluefin)
Tuna (Skipjack)

Boat Specs

Bayliner Trophy (Walkaround) originally built in 2002, and restored in 2014. Powered by a 230HP Yanmar 230 engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
26 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Handline
Spearfishing
Flounder Gigging

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License Included

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 14 days before the trip date.
Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
No Alcohol
You Keep Catch
Crew Keeps Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash

About the Charter Operator

Fishing Mania
Mgarr, Malta
Member since October 2016
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I have fishing started as a hobby, and then met Piere Galea who has 20+ fishing experience and is the captain of Baby Christina. We reformed a company Fishing Mania, from now on it is professional sports fishing. I like all types of trolling especially for Tuna, Albacore, Dorado (Lampuki) and Squid.
Response time: 1 hour
Response rate: 100%

Customer Reviews

4.75 out of 5 stars from 4 reviews

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Two of us chartered a boat with Fishing Mania for an 8 hour deep sea fishing trip. They organised taxi pick up and drop off from our hotel in Mellieha. We boarded the boat on a flat calm day and headed out around 10 nautical miles to the north of Gozo. Fished using sinkers and electric reels at a depth of around 350m. We consistently caught small bronze break and one small pollack. Good to catch but we were ultimately a little disappointed with the stamp of the fish. Captain Pierre was welcoming, friendly and helpful. We fished of several marks in hunting of better fish. We were not provided with lunch but then we were too busy fishing! Overall, a great day out. Thanks Pierre!

Fished May 25, 2018
Fishing Mania (The Captain)
Replied to this review on May 29, 2018

Thanks for your review maybe you get lucky next time.

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Awsome day, gonna book again

Fished July 28, 2017
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Fished June 27, 2017
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