FISHING

The fishery

Fishing in Socotra is a new activity that caught the attention of many fishermen tourists. It’s possible to get a big fish around 60 kilos. You might be lucky enough to catch something even bigger like tuna, grouper, kingfish, barracuda, or toadfish, fishing in Socotra is permitted for foreigners, there is no fishing store in Socotra so make sure you bring all of your fishing equipment, the local people use basic locally-made or imported fishing rods and nets, catching a fish is easier especially when you go on the boat a bit further from the shore.

Types of fish

You can catch decent sizes of Giant Trevally, Sailfish, Mackerel, Grouper, Red Snapper, Kingfish, Barracuda, Trevally, Bonefish, and Coral Trout, the best fishing season in Socotra is October and November.

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