Fishing @ UAQ

You have got to experience it! With some of the best fishing waters in the UAE, Umm Al Quwain offers a wide variety of types of fishing and a large school of fish to choose from!

The best fishing in UAE

The Umm Al Quwain Emirate has a coastline of 24km which is located on the Arabian Gulf. Deep sea fishing is a popular sport that lures many of our guests from all corners of the UAE.

We can organise fishing trips for individuals, families and organizations. Sherry, hamour, baracuda, sultan ibrahim, small shark, king fish, corbia, pilot fish, etc. are just some of the fish that can be caught.

The family can relax in the luxurious facilities of our club why you and your friends embark on a fishing experience!

Take the family fishing

If you have never taken the little ones fishing and you don’t fancy taking them by yourself or don’t have a boat no worries! You can book one of our fishing boats to take you and your family out.

For a small charge we can provide you with fishing equipment including rods and bait for up to 4 people. As a fishing town our staff are very skilled and experienced fishermen and even though success is impossible to 100% guarantee the chances of catching are high.

The Fishermen

While the wakeboarding and skiing enthusiasts enjoy the calm waters of the creek, the fishermen take to the sea, eagerly hoping to catch a good size fish. The Gulf waters in most places are not deeper than 30 meters, therefore the water in summer is about 35°C.

The local catch includes Emperor Bream (Sherri), King Fish (Qanat), Queen Fish, Catfish, Shark, Cobia, Barracuda, Sultan Ibrahim, Trevally, Tuna, Snapper and Hamour. To catch these fish takes a good knowledge of the water, of the season, of the tides, the temperature, of the currents and the bait to use. Every fisherman believes in their own technique. Also available are blue crabs, delicious over a fire or in a pot.

Both trolling and bait fishing produce results, the trolling better suited to catch king and queen fish, or barracuda. Sherri are generally taken from the bottom using squid or shrimp as bait. In addition to trolling and bait fishing, fly fishing is also a possibility and the Marine Club does have a few avid fly fishermen who actually catch fish. Fly fishing is a challenging sport and offers great rewards to those who can master the skills required.

If you want more information, you have only to ask the fishermen heading out in the early morning from the Marine Club.