Fishing in Fujairah

Discover Fujairah's captivating charm as the pristine coastline of the Gulf of Oman offers a unique and exhilarating fishing experience with a diverse array of fish species.
View 10 listings
price starting from
fish species
to the nearest trip

About Fujairah

Fujairah, an enchanting emirate nestled between the Hajar Mountains and the Gulf of Oman, is a hidden paradise for recreational anglers. Its untouched coastline and thriving marine ecosystems provide a refreshing contrast to the hustle and bustle of the larger UAE cities making it a must-visit destination for fishing enthusiasts in search of a one-of-a-kind fishing experience. Fujairah boasts a variety of exceptional fishing locations, including the renowned Snoopy Island, the captivating Martini Rock, and the picturesque Dibba Rock. Anglers can also explore the countless inlets and bays along the emirate's coastline, each offering its own unique angling environment. The optimal fishing season in Fujairah spans from October to May, aligning with cooler weather conditions and heightened fish activity, making it an ideal time for an enjoyable and rewarding fishing expedition.

Fishing Types

Fujairah's fishing opportunities cater to a wide range of preferences, including inshore, nearshore, and offshore fishing. Inshore fishing in the bays and inlets is ideal for targeting species such as queenfish and hammour. Nearshore fishing around reefs and rock formations increases the chances of catching barracuda and cobia. Offshore fishing in the deeper waters of the Gulf of Oman offers opportunities to pursue large pelagic species like tuna, dolphin (Mahi-Mahi), sailfish and marlin.

Targeted Fish Species

The waters of Fujairah teem with a rich variety of fish species that will appeal to recreational anglers. Some of the most coveted species include the swift kingfish, the delectable hammour (grouper) often found near rocky structures and coral reefs, and the acrobatic queenfish. Other favorites among anglers are the resilient cobia and the elusive barracuda. These species not only provide a thrilling challenge for anglers, but also showcase the abundant marine biodiversity that Fujairah has to offer.

Fishing Techniques

A variety of fishing techniques are employed by anglers in Fujairah, with trolling and bottom fishing being particularly effective. Trolling with artificial lures or baited lines is a successful method for targeting kingfish and barracuda in open waters. Bottom fishing with weighted baited hooks is well-suited for demersal species like hammour and snapper around rocky structures and reefs. Employing light tackle and smaller hooks can enhance your chances of catching a diverse selection of fish species in the many fishing locations available in Fujairah.