This adventure will leave you wanting more!
Minimum Age: 6 Year(s)
A fishing trip is a form of recreational fishing where the primary reward is the challenge of finding and catching the fish rather than the culinary or financial value of the fish's flesh. The distinction is not completely rigid - in many cases, fishers will also eat their catch. However, the philosophies and tactics used for sports fishing are usually sufficiently different from "food fishing" to make the distinction clear enough.
Fishing methods vary according to the area being fished: the species being targeted, the personal strategies of the angler, and the resources available ranging from the noble art of fly fishing, ostensibly invented in Great Britain, to the high-tech, incredibly expensive methods used to chase marlin and tuna. In virtually every case, however, fishing is done with the hook, rod, and reel rather than with nets or other aids.
In the past, sports fishers, even if they did not eat their catch, almost always killed them to bring them to shore to be weighed or for preservation as trophies. External pressure from conservationists, combined with a genuine concern about fish stocks, have caused many sports fishers to begin releasing their catch alive, sometimes after fitting them with identifying tags and recording their details so as to aid fisheries research (known as “tag and release”).
In Ras al-Khaimah, north of Dubai, the professional team from Adventure Sports will take you out to experience the real concept of sport fishing. Choose from either a 2- or 5-hour trip and be prepared for a wonderful time out at sea.
For this 2-hour sport fishing trip, meet the crew at the marina which is close to the Hilton Ras al-Khaimah Resort & Spa. Click on “Location” of an exact location of the Meeting Point.
Sport fishing competitions give competitors (individuals if the fishing occurs from land, usually teams were conducted from boats) a specified time and area from which they are to catch fish.
Scores are awarded for each fish caught; points depend on the fish's weight and the type of species, and then, sometimes, divided by the strength of the fishing line used (so catching fish on thinner, weaker line scores additional points). In tag and release competitions, a low score per fish, divided by the line strength, is awarded for each species caught.
Meet the crew at the marina which is close to the Hilton Ras al-Khaimah Resort & Spa. Click on “Location” of an exact location of the Meeting Point.
In this 5-hour sport fishing trip, you will be Trolling / Deep-Sea Fishing.
This is a method of fishing where one or more fishing lines, baited with lures or bait fish, are drawn through the water. This may be behind a moving boat, or by slowly winding the line in when fishing from a static position, or even sweeping the line from side-to-side, e.g. when fishing from a jetty. Trolling is used to catch pelagic fish such as salmon, mackerel and kingfish. Trolling can be phonetically confused with trawling, a different method of fishing where a net (trawl) is drawn through the water instead of lines. Trolling is used both for recreational and commercial fishing whereas trawling is used mainly for commercial fishing. Trolling from a moving boat involves moving quite slowly through the water. This can be accomplished with the use of a special trolling motor. Multiple lines are often used, and outriggers can be used to spread the lines more widely and reduce their chances of tangling. Downriggers can also be used to keep the lures or baits trailing at a desired depth.