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Arabian Fly | Saltwater Fly Fishing | Oman

Tour code: OMA001
Overview

Oman fly fishing has so much to offer the intrepid angler and is nothing short of spectacular. With its rugged coastline, rich seas and diverse species it is easy to see why in recent years it has been at the top of so many anglers bucket lists.

The list of species that can be targeted when fly fishing in Oman is long and distinguished. There are inshore catches of Indo-Pacific Permit, Omani Bream, Pompano, Permit (T.Africanus), Bluefish, Queenfish and occasionally massive GTs. Offshore species that can be targeted with both the fly rods as well as conventional popper/trolling gear include, Dorado, Cobia, Sailfish, Tuna as well as the mighty Marlin!

The accommodation is just a couple of minutes walk from the boats, making it easy to transport yourself and equipment to and from the fishing and the hotel. This allows for maximum time to be spent on the water.

What sets Oman fly fishing apart from most other saltwater destinations is the variety of fishing grounds. One day you can be fishing from land-based secluded sandy beaches and rocky bays and the next day, boat fishing against sheer rock faces plummeting into the Arabian Sea. Something definitely worth fishing is the Neritic zone in search of blue water species.

The local people in this area are very friendly with a love of meeting and talking to foreign travellers. The walled towns, forts and palaces of this part of the world are steeped in rich history.

This Oman fly fishing holiday has the perfect mix of luxury accommodation set in some of the worlds most spectacular scenery, with the practical no-nonsense approach that all successful fishing operations need to be at the top of their game.

A weeks fly fishing Oman’s land-based and boat based waters with the level of guidance that is provided can only have a positive influence on any anglers fishing capabilities, no matter what their experience level is.

For non-anglers, Hawana marina and its surrounding bars and restaurants have many activities from just relaxing by the hotel pool or visiting the aqua park, anyone wanting more adventure can be booked onto a dolphin watching tour or for those wanting to get a little closer to the water life, regular diving trips leave the Marina every day. Any non-anglers who are particularly interested in Oman’s awesome landscapes, full and half day tours can be provided.

If you have any questions about our Oman fly fishing holiday you can contact us in the office or request a free brochure. Alternatively, you can view all our saltwater fly destinations.

Accommodation
Juweira Boutique Hotel
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Juweira Boutique Hotel is situated in the heart of marina promenade of Hawana Salalah. It is a stones throw away form the boat docking area making it the perfect place for our anglers to rest after a long day on the water. This 4-star classic oriental themed hotel has many different room options as well many different activity options for the non angler. Just a few of these activities include Hawana aqua park, horse riding, diving, bike tours, snorkelling, canoeing, tennis and evening entertainment as well as many more. Being set within Hawana gives you access to many bars and restaurants if you fancied a change from the hotel bars or just wanted to experience some of the areas rich culture and hospitality.

Board: Full
Rooms: Twins
Telephone: Hotel telephone
Internet: WIFI
Laundry: Both washing and dry cleaning at an additional charge
Power: 240v type G plug
Air Conditioning: All rooms
Meals: Breakfast and evening dinner
Alcohol: Alcohol can be purchased at the bar
Equipment Hire: Fly equipment only
Cards Accepted: All cards are excepted
Cash Accepted: USD
Species Information
Permit (T. Africanus)
Season: October to May
Peak: Tide Dependent
Weight: 10lb to 35lb
Average Weight: 15lb
Indo-Pacific Permit
Season: October to May
Peak: Tide Dependent
Weight: 5lb to 15lb
Average Weight: 8lb
Bluefish
Season: October to May
Peak: Tide Dependent
Weight: 15lb to 20lb
Average Weight: 10lb
Queenfish
Season: October to May
Peak: Tide Dependent
Weight: 10lb to 30lb
Average Weight: 15lb
Sailfish
Season: October to May
Peak: October
Weight: 30lb to 120lb
Average Weight: 60lb
Giant Trevally
Season: March to April
Peak: March to April
Weight: 20lb to 100lb
Average Weight: 50lb
Suggested Itinerary

The below itinerary is only a suggested one as we have flights departing from the UK everyday, therefore should you wish to extend your stay by adding more nights in Oman the itinerary below can be tailored to suit.

DAY 1: 

Depart UK (alternative routes available)

Arrive Doha.

Depart Doha.

Arrive Salalah

Once you have arrived and cleared customs a representative from the Juweira hotel will be waiting to greet you. You will then be transferred to your hotel (transfer approx. 20minutes). Your Guide will meet you after you have checked in and give you a brief on the following days fishing.

The rest of the day is free to relax and prepare yourself for the next days fishing.

Overnight Accommodation: Juweira Boutique Hotel H/B.

DAY 2:  Fishing Day 

Breakfast is served at 7am, your guide will meet you at the boats, located on the floating docks at the back of the hotel. You will then head out to fish the bespoke itinerary that you and the guide decided on the night before. Fishing the inshore waters early in the morning can be a fantastic time of the day to find tailing Permit or bait busting predators such as Queenfish, Trevally or Bluefish.

Overnight accommodation: Juweira Boutique Hotel H/B.

DAY 3: Fishing Day 

In the morning leave for a full days fishing with the guide, fishing based on 2 anglers per boat each day, the boat will return to the hotel each day at approx 4pm.

Overnight Accommodation: Juweira Boutique Hotel H/B

DAY 4: Fishing Day. 

Fishing can be either fly-fishing or lure fishing. The fishing is so varied you can do different things each day, and hopefully you can land several different species.

Overnight Accommodation: Juweira Boutique Hotel H/B

.DAY 5: Fishing Day. 

Each day anglers depart via boat for the day’s fishing. The fishing either takes place from secluded beaches sight casting or from the boats, either drifting inshore in search of feeding fish or out in the open ocean looking for signs of Dorado, Billfish and Tuna.

Overnight Accommodation: Juweira Boutique Hotel H/B.

DAY 6: Fishing Day. 

Why not spend the day fishing offshore for Sailfish, Tuna, Dorado or even the mighty Marlin. Why not try your luck with landing a Sailfish on the fly.

Overnight Accommodation: Juweira Boutique Hotel H/B.

DAY 7: Fishing Day. 

You could spend your last day targeting any species that you have not yet managed to land or one that you have fallen in love with and want to catch again and again.

Overnight Accommodation: Juweira Boutique Hotel H/B.

DAY 8:

In the morning, once you have checked out of the hotel, you will be transferred back to airport for your return flight to Doha.

Depart Salalah.

Arrive Doha.

Depart Doha.

Arrive UK (alternative routes available)

Dates & Prices

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01/01/201931/01/2019876£4,091N/A  Book Now
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We are so confident that our packaged prices are the best available and offer great value for money.

If, however, you find an identical holiday available with any other fully bonded Tour Operator at a lower price, we will match that price.

Price Notes

Prices are based on two adults sharing transfers, fishing and accommodation (unless otherwise stated) and are correct at the time of going to press. Subject to time of year or date and currency fluctuations, these prices may fluctuate slightly due to flight price increases or fuel surcharge.

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What's Included & Excluded
Included
  • All international flights
  • Transfers to and from Salalah airport
  • All accommodation as stated in itinerary
  • Breakfast and evening meals
  • Lunch whilst fishing
  • 6 days fully guided fishing
  • Fishing licenses
Excluded
  • Personal holiday insurance
  • Beer and alcohol
  • Tips for guides and all camp staff
  • Rods, reels, flies and all terminal tackle (which can be hired upon request)
  • Omani Visa (approx. $52 for 30 days)
Options

Flight upgrades

Additional nights in the hotel

Additional days fishing

Tour Notes

Visa

A Visa is required to enter Oman, these can be easily be obtained as E-Visa’s

6 Months validity from the date of arrival

Medical Requirements

There are no vaccination requirements for visiting Oman, though we would recommend that you have valid vaccination protection for Tetanus, Diphtheria, Hepatitis A, Polio and Typhoid. Recommended vaccinations and other health protection measures vary according to the country you are visiting and can change periodically. You must consult your GP on current vaccinations needed for your destination.

Please Note

All details of medical requirements are correct at time of press however please check these requirements for changes.

Departure tax

There is no departure tax required when leaving Oman

Flight Route & Flight Time

UK – Doha (approx 8 hours)

Doha – Salalah (approx 2 hours)

Baggage Allowance

Your actual allowance is based on both which airline you are flying with and also what class of seat you are travelling in. Normally in economy it is 1 checked bag, Premium Economy / Business 2 checked bags, First 3 checked bags. In addition to your checked bags you are also allowed 1 cabin bag and either 1-laptop bag or ladies handbag. The actual size and weight limit for bags is dependent on the airline. We therefore recommend that once your flights are booked you check on the airlines website for the up to date allowances.

Transfer Time

Salalah airport – Juweira Boutique Hotel   (approx 20 mins)

Questions & Answers

Destination Overview:

Fly fishing in Oman gives anglers one of the best chances of catching many different game species all on the same week. With some of the best guides in the business and set in the beautiful Hawana Marina, it makes for a superb holiday for both anglers as well as non-anglers.

This destination has the benefits of stunning scenery, exquisite hospitality and breath-taking fishing. It is definitely a different kind of trip to the “normal” saltwater fly fishing holiday that you might be used too. This area is steeped in history and the local people love to treat visitors to its legendary culture.

Fishing this area can provide anglers with some of the most technically challenging but rewarding saltwater fly fishing anywhere with regards to targeting the elusive Indo-Pacific Permit from the beach.

Where is the Lodge?

The lodge is in Hawana Marina, Salalah Oman. It is a beautiful area shrouded in history that has helped form a rich culture that is very welcoming to visitors. Hawana Marina is made up of many bars and restaurants and has the relaxed feel that you might expect from an upmarket coastal resort. This is one of the main reasons why this holiday is so popular for anglers and non-anglers spending the week together.

Where do they fish?

The fishing takes place either from a boat or along the shores of the magnificent Omani coastline. Anglers will have the chance to fish from a custom-built 24ft inshore boat, allowing them to chase Permit, Omani Bream, Trevally, Milkfish and many other coastal species! When fishing the huge sandy and rocky shores, a certain level of fitness is needed to quickly get into a casting position once a fish is spotted. Landing a GT or Permit in this way is considered one of the most highly regarded achievements in saltwater fly fishing.

How long does it take to reach the fishing grounds?

The walk between the hotel is only a couple of minutes giving perfect access. The boat journeys can be anywhere from 20minutes to an hour depending on the grounds and species that you would like to target.

What fish will I catch?

The number of different species that can be caught at this destination is magnificent, everything from the iconic Permit (Indo and T.Africanus), several different species of Trevally, Bluefish, Milkfish and many other coastal species. If you fancy going a little further off the coast, then this opens up a multitude of new species such as Dorado, Sailfish, Tuna and even the mighty Marlin.

How many fish will I catch?

This is always a hard question to answer, but with so many different species your chances of catching fish are pretty good. It is always a good idea to get casting lessons before a trip such as this to allow you to capitalise on each and every shot that you get and ultimately land more fish for the week.

How do they fish?

Fishing is mainly based on the coastal boat. Anglers can also use lure fishing equipment and troll for the many coastal and blue water species that are available. Please note that on flies and lures only single hooks are allowed no doubles or trebles.

Do the guides speak English?

The guides all speak English as their first language.

Who is best suited to this destination?

This trip is the perfect holiday for anglers in pairs or anglers travelling with a non-angling companion as the area has so much to entertain those who do not wish to fish.

What skill level is required?

Anglers need to be competent casters and should be able to double haul and cast at least half a fly line. Your guide will spot the fish and position you in the best place for a shot at the fish but the better you can place your fly the more fish you will catch. Anyone wanting to brush up on their casting can contact Sportquest Holidays for advice on where to find a casting instructor near you.

How physically demanding is this trip?

Fishing from the boats does not require any real amount of fitness only to have good balance to stand and cast from the front of the boat. If you want to target Permit from the beach you need to be relatively fit and able to run, hike into beaches and walk long distances.

When to go?

The fishing takes place between October and May and different species can be targeted at different times. For anyone wanting to target a specific species, it is best to call to match the best months and tides to maximise your chances.

How to get there?

Flights to Salalah often go via Dubai. Once you have landed at Salalah airport and met your accommodation representative, it is just a short twenty-minute transfer.

What is the accommodation like?

The hotel is four star and is a great place to stay whilst fishing in this majestic area. Being such a short distance from the marina and the fishing boats is a real plus. The hotel has many different activities available for non-anglers and anglers alike making for a really good all-round holiday.

What is the food like?

The food at the hotel is excellent, the hotel does a huge buffet and there are other restaurants around the marina. You can even bring a Dorado or Tuna home and have that cooked by
the local bar in the marina. Lunches are homemade by your guides and are great to eat out on the water.

Does the lodge provide fishing tackle?

Gear can be hired out at $90 each outfit with a $150 breakage charge

Is the internet and phone signal available?

The hotel has WIFI and good phone signal. The guides carry a sat phone as a back up as there is no signal on most of the remote beaches.

Are there other activities available?

The hotel can provide many different activities such as diving, water parks, snorkelling, dolphin watching, tennis, chess, jet ski, paragliding, paddle boarding etc all in the marina.

How much does it cost?

Sportquest Holidays offers you the complete package, including all flights and transfers. To view all prices & availability click the “Dates & Prices” Tab above.

Alternatively, if you wish to arrange all your own travel arrangements Sportquest Holidays can book just the lodge and fishing for you.

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