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