The goatee and tattoo screams “I’m rebellious.” The shaved head, sun-kissed tan, and penchant for fatigue short gives off a marine vibe. He’s been places – fishing from Oman across the Arabian Peninsula all the way to Egypt and down to southern Africa. He’s visited Florida and has rounded the waters of South East Asia, from the Philippines to Singapore, Malaysia then to Thailand.
Have you ever wondered why they are called Sailfish? Well, many of you must have guessed it right. Yes, they are named after their spectacular sail-like cobalt blue colored dorsal fin that extends almost to the full length of their bodies and when stretched out it is taller than the width of the body. Talking further about their appearance the Sailfish have a distinctively rounded bill which is actually an extended upper jaw. The elongated body is usually silvery blue in color with brown spots on the belly.
When I hear fishing all I can think of is the thrill and the fun at sea trying to catch a good fish. And I am sure that most of you can relate to that picture. The thing that we do not realize is that the oceans on earth are getting depleted of these wonderful creatures.
Overfishing has risen to such an extent that many of the fish species have either become extinct or are at the verge of extinction. Since many of us are not fully aware of what overfishing is, what are the reasons that lead to overfishing and its impacts on the ecosystem; we are going to tell you what exactly is happening around the world.
Wild, that’s probably one way to describe him. Quite appropriate as well since he lived most of his life in the Spanish “wild coast”, literally translated as Costa Brava – a 160 km coastline from the town of Blanes (sixty minutes north of Barcelona) to the French border. This is rugged land, rocky hills and green mountains rising from golden beaches – yet another reason why we oh so love the Mediterranean.
Thomas is a 13 years old fisherman that managed to reel in a 75kg Bluefin Tuna in Mallorca, Spain. We reached out to him when we heard his story from the captain and we decided to write a story about his fight. Below is the interview:
Last week we started a competition with the best fishing photo of the week. There is no prize yet for the best photos, but we are planning to do so soon in the near future. People and captains sent their photos from all over the world. We choose the best photos for you.
I’ve been fishing in Oman three times already and next November it will be my forth. Oman is just an amazing place to go fishing. Last year in November 2013 we (my friends and I) went fishing in Salalah, Oman. In one day fishing we caught Mahi Mahi, Trevally and Yellowfin Tuna!! In this post I’ll take you through our trip.
Every fisherman checks Windfinder before going in a fishing trip. We use it here at Fishfishme.com all the time. We wanted to know more about the company and the app and how everything started. So we got in touch with Windfinder team and we were lucky enough to reach one of the co-founders Oliver Konig. Oliver was kind enough to do an interview with us and answers some of our questions and we are excited to share it with you.
Fujairah is one of the best fishing spots in UAE. Fujairah faces the gulf of Oman, which is open to the Indian Ocean.
The species you’ll find in Fujairah are completely different from the ones you find in Dubai. In Fujairah you’ll find the big fish that anglers love such as Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, Amberjack and Marlin. Imagine, you can get your hands on all of these strong fish an hour and half from Dubai!