Trotac Marine

Trotac Marine

Address: 370 Gorge Road East, Victoria ,BC
Phone Number: (250)-386-2341 or 1-866-287-6822

What is ‘Trotac’? You’ve probably asked yourself that question. Trotac is “trolling and tackle” in reference to the west coast commercial fishing fleet, and the raison d’être of how the business began.

In 1972, the founder, Pete Thomson, after working for a few decades in similar industries, made the decision to strike out on his own and opened Trotac. This was truly begun as a family business as all three of Pete’s children contributed to the company from the simplest form by packaging (earning half a penny per bag!) to working in the store, as well as Pete’s wife doing the bookkeeping.

In the early 80’s, Trotac expanded its building and staff as well as its customer base from the commercial fishing fleet to supplying:

  • Workboats (tow, inshore freighter, pilot boats)
  • Scientific research vessels and projects (Neptune, Venus and many other projects around the world)
  • Shipyards for ship construction and maintenance products
  • Search and Rescue (Canadian Coast Guard, Auxiliary Coast Guard, Canadian Navy)
  • Pleasure marine(sport fishing, sailing, motor boating and live a-boards)

After decades of successful business decisions, two business moves and the purchase of the present 16,000 sq ft warehouse/sales area, the business has grown to be a major supplier of marine products. Add to that the 15 knowledgeable staff members with hands-on practical experience to assist you to purchase the best products for the job the first time.

Over the last 40 years, Trotac Marine has grown strong relationships with the professional mariners and the marine manufacturers of the world. With these solid contacts we are able to source the best products from manufacturers by regularly attending international trade shows and visiting key marine businesses around the world. In many cases Trotac has provided input to the design of products so that they meet the crucial needs to survive in the harsh conditions of the Pacific Ocean off the west coast waters of North America.

At Trotac Marine we fully understand all the products we sell and the environment in which they will have to operate. From anchor lights to zinc and all things in between, the staff at Trotac Marine have either ” been there, done that ” or have the connections in the industry to ask the right questions to get you the information you need.

Campbell Thomson
Owner of Trotac Marine

Latest Posts & News

No Fooling...Our Biggest Sale of the Year is Today!

By Trotac, Apr 1st, 2017

Join us now to save big during our one day Big Annual Sale! While you're there support our Boats for Hope charity auction.

Here ar ... Read Full Article

Big Annual Sale

By Trotac, Mar 24th, 2017

Our Big Annual Sale is coming April 1 and we're not fooling around! Check out these great deals.

Halibut Harpoon - gold coloured a ... Read Full Article

Big Annual Sale!

By Trotac , Mar 7th, 2017

Our Big Annual Sale is coming! We are busy preaparing for our biggest event of the year so watch for details and plan to join us on April ... Read Full Article

Tips on Fishing Plastics - Hootchy, Cuttlefish and Needlefish Patterns

By Trotac, Apr 26th, 2016

Salmon fishing is heating up on the west coast of British Columbia. Here are some tips on rigging your plastic baits to entice Chinook an ... Read Full Article

Thanks for your Support!

By Trotac Marine, Apr 12th, 2016

To all of you who visited Trotac for our Annual Sale we wanted to thank you for your support and helping raise $6,495.00 for Variety's Bo ... Read Full Article

Sale is on Today!

By Trotac Marine, Apr 9th, 2016

All the prep work is behind us and we are set for our Big Annual Sale! Here is a sample of some of our sale items but there are BIG savin ... Read Full Article

Humminbird Helix 5 Combo with Navionics Chip $449.00

By Trotac , Apr 7th, 2016

Our Annual Sale is on this Saturday April 9. Take advantage of the savings on our Helix 5 and many other great specials. Here are ... Read Full Article

Fishing Reel options at our Big Annual Sale

By Trotac Marine, Apr 6th, 2016

Our Annual Sale is Saturday April 9! We will have our best pricing of the year on Shimano product ... Read Full Article

We Build Anchor Systems

By Trotac Marine, Mar 31st, 2016

Need an anchor system for Halibut fishing? Why not have Trotac cutom build one to suit your boat? Chris explains the process in this vide ... Read Full Article


Mar 28th, 2016

Only 12 days left until Trotac's annual sale, Saturday, April 9th. Make sure you stop by to check out the great deals we have going on, ... Read Full Article

Shimano Sport Camera $150!

By Trotac Marine, Mar 23rd, 2016

Trotac is blowing out the Shimano Sports camera at an amazing price of 150$! We only have 5 in ... Read Full Article

Trotac's Fish Finders and Navigation Options

By Trotac Marine, Mar 22nd, 2016

In this video Cathy introduces us to the line of Humminbird electronics featured at Trotac. Drop by the store at 370 Gorge Rd in Victoria ... Read Full Article

Trotac's Big Annual Sale Ad Clip

By Trotac Marine, Mar 19th, 2016

Trotac's Big Annual Sale is set for Saturday April 9. Watch for more details as the big day approaches!

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Big Annual Sale April 9

By Trotac Marine, Mar 15th, 2016

Trotac's Big Annual Sale is set for Saturday April 9!

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Winter Trotac Derby

By Trotac, Mar 1st, 2016

Well the first annual Winter Trotac Derby has come to a close and we couldn't be more happy about the turn out. We sold 171 tickets, rais ... Read Full Article


Feb 26th, 2016

Only 2 days left for ticket sales! Make sure you come get your winter Trotac derby ticket ASAP. Limited number of tickets left.

37 ... Read Full Article


Feb 23rd, 2016

We finally have our VMC hali hooks in stock! 9/0 and 11/0 hooks. They come in 10 packs and 100 packs. Come on down to Trotac marine and g ... Read Full Article


Feb 9th, 2016

Trotac's winter fishing derby is almost here and the tickets are almost gone! Make sure you stop in soon to get your hands on your own t ... Read Full Article


Jan 20th, 2016

Halibut will be open again on February 1st, 2016 until March 31st, 2016. Same rules apply as last year, one per person, 133cm and under y ... Read Full Article

Esquimalt Anglers Association Membership

Jan 16th, 2016

Trotac Marine is now selling Esquimalt Anglers Association memberships.

Annual membership- $50.00

Associate membership- $10 ... Read Full Article

Lucky Bug!

Jan 5th, 2016

Lucky Bug products are now being sold at Trotac Marine. We carry the Lucky Plug, Zombie Max, and the Bingo Bug. These amazing lures come ... Read Full Article

Winter Spring Derby!

Jan 4th, 2016

Only 55 more days till the first ever Winter Trotac Fishing Derby, (WTF). Only 200 tickets will be sold so once they are gone, there gone ... Read Full Article

Prawn trap sale!!

Dec 2nd, 2015

Come on down to Trotac marine and get your hands on the Spot On prawn traps. We have two different size traps on sale.

18''x18"x9" ... Read Full Article


Nov 26th, 2015

Tickets are now on sale for the WTF (winter trotac fishing derby). Tickets are 50$ and are only sold at Trotac marine. The derby is on Su ... Read Full Article


Nov 25th, 2015

Trotac marine is having a sale on the Brutus line hauler, with the purchase of the Brutus hauler, we are throwing in the bulldog hands f ... Read Full Article

BackRoad GPS Map sale

Nov 24th, 2015

Trotac marine is offering 20% OFF on all BackRoad GPS map products. Starting from the 27th to the 30th of november. Come on down to Trota ... Read Full Article


Nov 24th, 2015

Finest At Sea (FAS) is having a herring sale on december 5th from 7:00am to 5:00PM or until sold out. 27 Erie st.

$20 for 20lb bag ... Read Full Article


Nov 23rd, 2015

The new Humminbird Helix 7 Sonar/GPS had arrived! This awesome combo has a 7" HD ultra bright LED back-lit screen, micro SD card slot, in ... Read Full Article

Humminbird Sale!!

Nov 18th, 2015

Trotac marine is making room for new stock. All of last years stock is on blow out pricing, 8 different models are getting cleared out!< ... Read Full Article

WTF derby!!!

Nov 16th, 2015

Trotac Marine is putting on the WTF aka Winter Trotac Fishing derby. Tickets will be sold only at Trotac at 370 gorge road east. 50$ per ... Read Full Article

Truth reels!

Nov 16th, 2015

Truth reels are 100% made in the USA. These reels have a life time warranty. We have 2 different size reels, the SG and LG.Specification ... Read Full Article

PENN Warfare Level Wind Reels now at Trotac!

By Trotac, Nov 12th, 2015

The PENN® Warfare was engineered to be an extremely versatile all- around reel at an affordable price. It features a lightweight gr ... Read Full Article

Penn Clash Spinning Reels now at Trotac!

By Trotac, Nov 5th, 2015

The PENN® Clash features everything one would expect from a legendary fishing tackle manufacture such as PENN. Starting from the inside ... Read Full Article

Rod and Reel combos 20%OFF

Oct 14th, 2015

Come on down to Trotac marine and take a look at the great freshwater spinning and baitcaster combos. These combos are great for getting ... Read Full Article

Peetz Artisrt Series reel!

Oct 6th, 2015

Peetz has this stunning hand-carved fishing reel that features a circular depiction of salmon and and roe of Pacific Northwest by renowne ... Read Full Article

Fish bags are here!!

Oct 5th, 2015

They are here!, Trotac Marine fish bags are here just in time for the coho, there are two different sizes... small and large.

Sm ... Read Full Article

Hali fishing open.

Sep 28th, 2015

Hali fishing will be open until December 31st, so stop on by Trotac marine and pick up the best hali fishing gear around. Even start some ... Read Full Article


Sep 24th, 2015

Robocup is the most versatile portable cup holder you have ever seen. Robocup has a clamp system on the back on the unit that can cla ... Read Full Article

New tungsten jigs

Sep 22nd, 2015

Trotac and Rite Angle fishing have brought in new tungsten painted bottom fish jugs that dont wear like normal painted lead jig. come on ... Read Full Article

Intro to Fly Fishing

Sep 16th, 2015

Silver Threads service and Golden Rods and Reels are putting on an introduction to Fly Fishing Tuesdays, Sept 22nd -Octocber 27th. (6 cla ... Read Full Article

New Peetz trolling reels !

Sep 16th, 2015

Peetz has come out with their new trolling reels and they look amazing! Come on down to trotac marine and get yours hands on this great r ... Read Full Article

NEW Trotac Gear!

By Trotac, Sep 9th, 2015

The cool fall air is upon us and our latest line of hoodies and t-shirts have arrived to keep you warm as you hit the water. Check out th ... Read Full Article

Fall is Coming Fast!

By Trotac, Sep 9th, 2015

Do you have the products to keep your boat dry from the upcoming weather? Trotac Marine has all you need and more to fight the nasty weat ... Read Full Article

Tormenter Tackle is Here!

By Trotac , Aug 26th, 2015

Tormenter Tackle has arrived at Trotac!  Clothing, tuna gear, flasher bags and more!

Come on down to trotac marine! 370 gorge roa ... Read Full Article

Tuna gear ready too go!

Aug 7th, 2015

Come down to Trotac Marine and see all the great Tuna gear we have in stock. Fisherman Helping Fisherman!

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under the sea by kathy

Jul 15th, 2015

look at the awesome footage kathy from trotac marine took while fishing in bamfeild.

Trotac marine, fisherman helping fish ... Read Full Article

All your Scotty Plastics needs.

Jul 3rd, 2015

Needing to improve the accessories on your boat? needing new downrigger? come on down to trotac marine and find all of the amazing scott ... Read Full Article

The iron needle has come.

Jun 24th, 2015

Well, they are finally here. The Iron needle spoon. The 6" spoon is a very quality spoon, that has been hand made with welded rings and a ... Read Full Article


Jun 17th, 2015

Come on down to Trotac marine and pick yourself up one of the best hali reels on the market today. These amazing reels come in all differ ... Read Full Article

2015 JUAN de FUCA fishing derby

Jun 11th, 2015

If you haven't done it yet, it's high time to buy your tickets to this year's Juan de Fuca Fishing Tournament. The fishing's been great a ... Read Full Article


Jun 11th, 2015

Trotac Marine has a great sale going on right now on the HumminBird, Helix 5 sonar/GPS. This unit really packs a punch, on sale right now ... Read Full Article

Fresh Water Gear at TROTAC!

May 27th, 2015

Trotac now has fresh water fishing gear. Anything from fly rods and reels, to bass lures and worms. Find everything you need and more at ... Read Full Article

Crab traps are here!

By Trotac Marine, May 7th, 2015

The weather is getting nicer and so is the crabbing. Come get your top of the line stainless steel crab trap with zinc at Trotac Marine, ... Read Full Article

Charity Auction Raises $4,600 for Variety-The Children's Charity of BC

By Trotac, Apr 20th, 2015

Thank you to all of our Sponsors, Customers, and Friends who donated to help make this event so successful! We hosted a silent auction o ... Read Full Article

Big Annual Sale April 18

By Trotac Marine, Apr 16th, 2015

Preparations for our Big Annual Sale are well underway. The sale starts this Saturday at 9 AM and a Read Full Article

Big Annual Sale and Charity Auction April 18

By Trotac Marine, Apr 10th, 2015

Our Big Annual Sale is coming soon and we have some fantastic items availble for our charity auction. Come take advantage of some great s ... Read Full Article

BIG Annual Marine Sale April 18

By Trotac, Apr 3rd, 2015

It's Coming! Our biggest sale of the year is rapidly approaching. There will be prize draws, a charity a ... Read Full Article