Fishing in Socotra

Paragliding, windsurfing, sand-boarding and rock climbing are just a few of the activities you can take part in while in Socotra. To add to this list of adventure, fishing in Socotra has become a very popular pass time and visitors to the Island know that they are in for a real treat as this ‘Galapagos of the Indian Ocean’  may be considered one of the best destinations for fishing on the planet simply because of the size of fish and quantity found in the waters of Socotra.

If you love thrills then fishing in Socotra is just for you. You will put up a fight with the Barracudas of the ocean as they are the most common fish you’ll encounter. However, you will be amazed at the species of fish you can find swimming deep beneath your boat – from Swordfish to Kingfish to Marlin as well as Tuna and huge red Snappers. You’ll also find big Spanish Mackerals and Yellowspotted Trevallys popping and spinning around the Ocean. Some visitors have reported catching sharks!

Do you dare take the challenge and put up a gallant fight against the majestic and sometimes gilled monsters of Socotra’s ocean? We recommend you visit Socotra between October to May and to bring a very powerful rod with the strongest line you can find for one of the most exciting fishing experiences of a lifetime!

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These photos were taken by GT Fishing Team on their trip to Socotra.