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For over 40 years we have supplied Vancouver Island and beyond with gear, knowledge and expertise. 

We're getting a new website!

As you can see, we are updating our site, finally. The new site will have tons of information about the products and services we supply, as well as links to most of the suppliers we carry, so you can check out the products you want. It's going to be an extension of the information and service you've come to expect from us. Making sure you have the right product for the right job (before you buy) isn't just lip service, it's what we do. So scroll down and check out our history and send us a note or call. We always want to hear from you!

We will be adding to the site as we go, so check back for new additions!

Our Story


A combination of the words Trolling and Tackle. 

  Forty years is a long time. And in that time we've grown to become the best place on the coast to get your gear. Why? Because we will not sell you gear you won't use, we always make sure you know the right way to do a job, and we will help you find it if we don't have it. Not a lot of other places will go that distance and it shows by the customer base that keeps coming back year after year.

  Trotac truly is a family business, there's been three generations working in the store, and some of the staff for at least half that. Founded in 1972 by Pete Thomson, it started out with Pete and his wife supplying to the west coast commercial fishing fleet. All the kids helped in the store as well, with packaging and deliveries, and Campbell ended up partnering with his dad to help create the Trotac that exists today. Over time they have expanded to include the Government, recreational, scientific and work boat fleets. Now we are in our new location and at 20,000 square feet it should hopefully hold us for a long time to come.

  Pete and Campbell always believed in going straight to the source so we have over 300 suppliers across the globe and more than 40,000 items in stock. If we can't find it for you it probably doesn't exist, and with 18 employees that are experts in their respective fields, someone in the store will have an answer for you. We have been building solid relationships with our suppliers for decades and we train regularly with them to make sure we have the latest information and skills. We have also worked closely with customers and industry to build and develop custom products. We take our work seriously and we hope it shows. Trotac really is a place to wander around and get lost in though, I swear I find people hours later with a bit of an awestruck look about them...

  So come in, email or call. We look forward to helping you.

    Campbell and the Trotac Staff


We always want to hear from you! Please drop us a line and we will get back to you right away.


370 Gorge Rd. East
Victoria BC
V8T 2W2


Phone: +1 (250) 386-2341              
Fax: +1 (250) 386-3574


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