Regardless of whether you’re setting sail to fish inside the sea waters, casting rods on the beach docks, or finding secret fishing locations, fishing is a popular traditional hobby in coastal cities like Jeddah. Fishing enthusiasts know the thrill of making bait, picking up the hook, and the moment of finally getting a catch… nothing beats that moment.
These options set you up with fishing supplies, night lighting, and marine equipment. In fact, you can customize the amount of equipment to your suited comfort before sailing.
Before setting off on a great fishing adventure, we suggest you visit these sites:
● The "Black Hook" store, popular for its proximity to various fishing sites, is one of the most prominent stores specialized in fishing supplies.
● There is a chain of fishing specialized shops near the Northern Corniche heading to Obhur Al Shamaliah, and near Marsa Al Ahlam, north of Jeddah. Enjoy fishing and remember the Fishing Regulations in Saudi Arabia, such as the prohibition of using firearms and nets, and capturing marine mammals such as Dugongs and dolphins, in addition to shrimp, sea cucumbers, crabs, Coral trout fish, and leopard coral grouper during the ban seasons.
A quiet shore away from the hustle of the city. Visitors come here to swim and fish in any of its three locations, which are: “Hosh Al-Jallab”, “Hosh Al-Masry” and “Hosh Al-Ghamra”. You can enjoy the best quiet times and catch a lot of Coral trout as they swim in the nearby shallow waters.
We must warn you! Your breath will be taken away by the gorgeous scenery of the deep transparent waters, a see-through to the colorful coral life underneath. There is diverse marine life with different choices of fish, such as grouper, Arab fish, and sardines. It is a frequently visited site by fishermen.
Heading back to the Corniche, you will find two excellent fishing spots available at all times, the Pier and a fishing platform, about 9 km apart, surrounded by the Corniche with great hiking options.
Here, you will definitely come across many fishermen casting their rods near the large rocks on the sidewalks. Take your seat and gear to this good spot, as it is close to the city and its shops. You might encounter many large fish there, such as the great white shark, Spinner shark, or Barracuda.
It is about 20 km from Jeddah and is considered one of the most beautiful and quiet hiking areas in the north of Jeddah that attract a lot of fishermen. There is an abundance of Parrot Fish, which is most preferred for grilling.