Red Sea

Firstly, why is it called the Red Sea?!

Located between the East African coast and the Saudi Arabian peninsula, the Red Sea got its name because of a type of algae called Trichodesmium erythraeum which is found in the sea. When these blooms of algae die off they appear to turn the blue-green colour of the ocean to a reddish-brown.

Fishing in Egypt is really developed and includes every form of fishing as a hobby or professional nowadays, and the country is considered one of the best fishing destinations in the world. The history of fishing even dates back to the ancient Egyptian. Egypt can be defined as the bedrock of fishing because the Egyptian civilization at the time has been one of the first to introduce this practice in the world. Nowadays, fishing is still very advanced in the country especially in the seacoasts and inland waters.

Can you swim in the Red Sea?. 

It's no wonder that the Red Sea is a major hot spot for scuba diving and snorkeling when you consider the rich variety of its underwater ecosystem. Nearly 20% of these are found only in the Red Sea. Divers can swim with brightly colored angelfish, butterflyfish and clownfish.

Encompassing 1,000 species of fish and 150 species of corals, the Red Sea is rich in marine life.

Main Target fish for Pro Anglers; just to mention few:

  • Giant Trevally, Ulua (Caranx ignobilis)
  • Dogtooth Tuna (Gymnosarda unicolor)
  • Napoleon/Humphead wrasse
  • Groupers – tens of subspecies, but the abundance of Moon Groupers (Red Louti) and Coral Trout/Grouper (Plectropomus leopardus).
  • Other Trevallies; Bluefin, Yellow Spotted, Black Tip, Big Eye, Skipjack, African Pompano
  • Pink Snappers
  • Spangled Emperor
  • Broadbill/Sword Fish