Fishing in Oman
Whether it is your first time trying the sport or you are an experienced angler, fishing in Oman is suitable for everybody. Fishing holidays in the sultanate have exploded in popularity in recent times, with the Arabian Sea and Indian Ocean providing rich bounties for keen anglers. The waters around the north eastern part of the capital are amongst the richest, making them the most popular. Head to Qantab fishing village for a great catch, or join a deep water tour.
A local fishing experienceThe waters at Qantab are swarming with fish, so if you are looking to make a day trip then the drive to the beach is worth it. Qantab has one of the most picturesque beaches and has plenty of spots where you can cast out your line. Many visitors also hire the help of local fishermen to take them out on their boats. While waiting for a bite, you can marvel at the wonderful coastline made of rocky mountains.
For the deep sea explorersIf you would rather a larger catch and a more adventurous fishing experience, then join a deep sea fishing tour. Boats like Captain Khalid can take you out on a day trip to see if you can hook some Grouper, Dorado, Sailfish or Yellowfin. To find a full list of boats for hire in Muscat head to Fishfishme’s. You can book a full-day or half-day tour on private or shared trips and even pair a day of fishing with other water sports.
When planning a fishing trip in the sultanate, be sure to book comfortable and convenient accommodation. The Radisson Blu Hotel, Muscat has a great location in the center of the city meaning you are close to the harbor for deep sea fishing trips. If you are making the trip to Qantab, the hotel is about 30 minutes’ drive away.