Fujairah

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Fujairah Fishing Charters

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Set your sights on Fujairah for the best fishing in the UAE. Bordering the Gulf of Oman, this emirate is known for its beaches in Dibba, the Hajar Mountains, and exceptional game fishing opportunities. Many anglers who look for a fishing trip in Dubai make their way to Fujairah instead, searching for bigger and more prestigious prizes.

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Fishing in Fujairah is all about hunting down big game trophies. What makes this sport different in this corner of the world is the terrain. Hundreds of ships bearing gas and oil shipments attract baitfish and their predators from the open sea. A typical fishing trip in Fujairah involves zipping around oil tankers in a speedboat, hopping from one hotspot to the next. The longer a ship has been parked, the better the fishing. Wrecks and sunken submarines also act as hotspots below the water’s surface.

The deep water of the Gulf and generally warm weather make Fujairah the perfect place for deep sea fishing, where many species are biting all year round. A Fujairah fishing charter might take you 10 miles out into the Strait of Hormuz or as far as 40-50 miles offshore. Many charter operators offer half day trips between four and five hours long as well as full day trips which last for eight hours. A longer trip allows anglers to try different spots and target more species.

Some of the most commonly caught species in these waters are Mahi Mahi, Red Snapper, and giant Barracuda. In the warmest months, you could catch as many as 20-30 Mahi Mahi in one trip! Depending on the season, you might also hook into Amberjack, Longtail Tuna, Threadfin Trevally, or Rainbow Runner.

The most sought-after game fish in Fujairah is without a doubt the regal Sailfish. Your chances of landing this prize are good year-round. Yellowfin Tuna, Black Marlin, Blue Marlin, and Striped Marlin all make their appearance here as well, mostly from May through September.
 

Rules & Regulations

A recreational fishing license is required in the UAE. Tourists can obtain a temporary fishing license with the help of their hotel or fishing charter operator. Some fishing charters in Fujairah will attend to this on behalf of their customers. Be advised that you may be asked to bring your passport on board with your tourist visa or UAE visitors papers.

Types of Fishing

Deep sea fishing in Fujairah gives anglers a chance to experiment with many different methods. Whether trolling for Sailfish and Marlin, deep jigging for Amberjack and Red Snapper, or casting spoons for Longtail Tuna. Some local fishing charters offer night fishing for Yellowfin Tuna, which involves live bait fishing, jigging, or spooning. Barracuda may bite while you are deep jigging for other species or trolling along the surface with live bait and lures.

Avid shore fishermen will find opportunities in Dibba Al Fujairah and Khor Fakkan, casting soft baits, small lures, and jigs for Bream and other small fish.

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January

At this time of year you are most likely to catch Barracuda and Red Snapper. Your chances of landing Mahi Mahi, Amberjack, Longtail Tuna, or Sailfish are also good, depending on where you cast lines.

February

With the height of Fujairah’s fishing season still months away, you are likely to reel in Barracuda, Mahi Mahi, Red Snapper, Amberjack, Longtail Tuna, and possibly Sailfish.

March

Your chances of catching Blue, Black, or Striped Marlin are beginning to improve as the weather grows warmer. As always, you are likely to catch Mahi Mahi, Barracuda, and Red Snapper.

April

The peak season for big game fish in Fujairah is just ahead of you. Marlin will be biting more than in previous months, while Red Snapper, Mahi Mahi, and Barracuda continue to promise success.

May

May marks the beginning of Mahi Mahi’s peak season. You can enjoy reeling in as many as 20 of them in a single outing! You might also catch Marlin or Sailfish while trolling. 

June

Finally, you can enjoy the best of fishing in Fujairah! Your chances of landing Marlin and Mahi Mahi are excellent. You can target Yellowfin Tuna, Sailfish, and massive Barracuda, as well.

July

July is the beginning of Yellowfin Tuna’s brief peak season in Fujairah. Marlin, Mahi Mahi, and the usual suspects are all biting vigorously. You can target many species anywhere from 10-40 miles offshore. 

August

All the big game fish are still in their peak season, from the ever-present Barracuda to the fleeting Yellowfin Tuna. Average temperatures range between 86-110°F.

September

Your chances of catching Yellowfin Tuna are dwindling, but you can still enjoy great success while fishing for Barracuda, Marlin, Mahi Mahi, Red Snapper, Longtail Tuna, and Amberjack.

October

Peak season is coming to a close, but your chances of reeling in a Marlin are still good. Red Snapper and Barracuda are biting as much as ever, whereas Yellowfin Tuna is scarce.

November

The weather is no longer scorching, with average temperatures fluctuating between 68-77°F in the evenings. You can still catch Marlin, Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Longtail Tuna, and most other species.

December

You are unlikely to catch Marlin during the winter months, but you may find great success while fishing for big Longtail Tuna in deep water. Barracuda, Red Snapper, and Mahi Mahi are all available.

Fujairah Fishing Calendar

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Half day in Fujairah
Andrew B. fished with C’est La Vie - Darfeel Charters on May 20, 2019
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Make sure you bring a cooler if you want to fill your freezer.
2 days, extended 11 hour trips
Andy A. fished with C’est La Vie - Darfeel Charters on November 28, 2018
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Spend as much time on the water as possible, buoys for mahi on livebaits, fingers crossed for sailfish
Full Day Mahi Frenzy with Soolyman Charters
Stevan K. fished with Soolyman Charters - 38’ Yellowfin 3 on November 23, 2018
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Book a full day trip because it's awesome. And book with Soolyman Charters - they're the best.
Awesome Fishing Trip!
Adam B. fished with Adventure Sports - Fish Finder on October 13, 2017
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Do your homework and make sure you are hiring the right company. I had an amazing time and highly recommend Adventure Sports. Regards, Adam
March fishing trip
Honeyjords A. fished with Soolyman Charters - 32’ Yellowfin 1 on March 11, 2017
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Book a hotel nearby the corniche Fujairah if you plan early fishing trip. I would like to recommend Soolyman fishing co.

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Fujairah

According to customer reviews, Al Nawras Marine Trip Arrangement, Adventure Sports - Fish Finder, and Arabian Sea Fishing are some of the most popular fishing charters in Fujairah. Full list of top fishing charters in Fujairah.

Al Nawras Marine Trip Arrangement and Arabian Sea Fishing received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Fujairah.

The best way to experience fishing in Fujairah is to book a private charter with a licensed fishing guide. See the full list of charters available for online booking here: List of fishing charters in Fujairah.

The top 8 fish species targeted on guided fishing trips in Fujairah are:

The peak season for big game fish in Fujairah is just ahead of you. Marlin will be biting more than in previous months, while Red Snapper, Mahi Mahi, and Barracuda continue to promise success. Check availability for local fishing charters in Fujairah.