Information on Fishing in Bahrain

Information on Fishing in Bahrain
Located off the coast of Saudi Arabia in the Persian Gulf, Bahrain is an Arab country consisting of an archipelago of 40 islands. With an emerging economy and friendly locals, tourism in Bahrain has steadily increased over the years. If you are planning a trip to Bahrain, consider spending a day or two fishing.


There are over 200 species of fish near Bahrain. You will most likely catch tuna, grouper, barracuda and the occasional shark.


Prawns are the recommended bait for fishing in Bahrain. Add weight to your line to help hold it down in the strong currents.


You can fish from the shore or from one of the many bridges in Bahrain, but the artificial reefs around Bahrain have been over-fished, so you will have better results if you fish by boat at least three miles from the coast.

Fishing Gear

Bahrain does not have many bait shops, so you will have a hard time finding fishing gear. You can try heading to the local market, or "souk" in Arabic, where you will find some small vendors, or consider shopping online for the best selection.


The waters around Bahrain have been heavily polluted and over-fished, but there has been a national effort to improve this situation. Make sure to check with the local authorities if you want to get a fishing license, because regulations are always changing in order to aid in regrowth of the area.

Article Written By Jessica Morelock

Jessica Morelock began her professional writing career in 2007, after a three-year stint as a producer and co-host on Sirius Satellite Radio. She has also worked for the airline industry and as a travel agent. She completed a bachelor's degree in political science at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.

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