Oman 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.
Being based in an upmarket resort the hotel is the perfect place for you to relax and enjoy your downtime in between fishing. 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.
This is Salalah’s only tourist area and is a hive of activity with most of this based around the many ocean excursions that take place here. The local people in this area are very friendly with a love of meeting and talking to foreign travellers. Outside of the resort, you will find many walled towns, forts and palaces that make this part of the world so steeped in rich history. Found in the southern part of Oman the area that we fish is only a twenty-minute journey from Salalah airport to the accommodation and the boats.
This 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.
What sets the fly fishing in Oman 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. During certain tides, your guides will take you further out to fish the Neritic zone in search of blue water species if this is something that you are interested in.
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! Oman fishing season varies depending on the species and the tide. Peak season for most species is October to May
The boats used are both custom made for their specific roles, the Fly fishing boat is a 24ft monohull with front and rear casting decks, it has a stowaway rod rack and flush mounting so that fly lines will not run the risk of becoming stuck. If you are on a game fishing trip with us here you will have the luxury of a 4 man 30ft custom monohull with carbon outriggers and state of the art sonar.
Our guides have got vast amounts of experience in guiding for saltwater species, this experience makes a huge difference when trying to target multiple species. 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. During your stay you will spend your fishing days on the 24ft fly fishing boat in pairs with your guide looking after you both, with the boats twin casting decks you will both be able to fish at the same time for some species but then take it in turns for shots at some of the more spooky species.
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.
For more information about this tour, contact our experienced team who will be happy to answer any queries you have.