Nubian Flats

Until recently North Africa, and especially the coast of Sudan, has never been considered a viable fishing destination due to political unrest in the region of Southern Sudan.

_MG_0201-Edit[1]We at Go Active Fishing are delighted to have accessed the Red Sea coast of Sudan which is an area of unspoilt wilderness. Its myriad of islands and vast area of flats will endear the area to anglers who wish to fish in unspoilt and exclusive waters.


This area is your chance to experience a virgin destination where fish are abundant and the range of species which can be taken on fly nearly endless.

The area has massive potential with incredible numbers of triggerfish, bluefin, GTs, bohar as well as good numbers of bonefish and permit.


Sudan is a very inviting, friendly and safe place to travel, and for years has been the centre for an exploding diving industry.


In the future there is no doubt that the Nubian flats of the Red Sea will become a well-recognized destination as fly fisherman experience the magic of the Sudan coast.

IMG_0616-Edit[1]The fishing is strictly catch and release and this is necessary to preserve these unique flats and facilitate economic investment in local communities and the promotion of  sustainable tourism.


All our fish are wild tropical fish and as such, each fish that is caught must be handled with care to prevent injury.

Our fish are your future

The fishing is primarily located on the Nubian Flats and while flats wading is not described as difficult, a reasonable level of fitness is required. 


The species and seasons are as follows with the summer season the most productive (March to June):

Giant Trevally - March to June - up to 90lbs
Triggerfish - March to June - up to 12lbs
Permit - March to June - up to 25lbs
Grouper & Snapper - March to June - up to 100lbs
Dogtooth Tuna - March to June - up to 80lbs

The favoured fly rods are 9ft 9wt fast action or 9ft 12wt fast action partnered with a full floater. The favoured leader strength is from 18-150lbs.

The choice of flies is generally a combination of crustacean and baitfish lures which we will advise you about on booking.



The favoured size of fishing groups is up to 6 anglers but smaller groups can be accommodated. 

The fishing is excellent but sight casting to wild tropical fish requires a degree of skill. Generally, better casting will increase your catch. Accuracy and stealth are also factors in the pursuit of these fish.

All accommodation is on board the mothership Scuba Libre a 60 ft steel catamaran.

All meals on board included. Breakfast, packed lunch, dinner.

Transport from airport and to fishing locations is included. Upon arrival in Port Sudan, guests will be met by a Go Active Fishing representative and will take a shuttle (3hours) to the port where the mothership will be waiting

World Class snorkelling and diving is available in the general area of the Nubian Flats for the days in which you might like a break from catching fish.

Package includes:
- Accommodation  aboard the Scuba Libre (shared)
- Professional Go Active Fishing guides
- Boat and fuel
- All meals aboard
- Fishing license
- Transfers between Port Sudan and boat mooring
- Teas, coffee’s, and water aboard

Package excludes:
- International Flights

- Gratuities
- Drinks
- Tackle
- Meals and activities in transit
- Visa cost
- Boarding Fee

Quick dry light breathable clothing is a must with 4000 mm of rainfall.

A detailed equipment list is available on request.


This is a Malaria area. All guests are recommended to take necessary prophylactics.


Nubian Flats Fishing Tour – Red Sea Coast, Sudan | Tour Code: SUDGAF001


Nubian Flats Fishing Tour Price – Hosted Package

Price per person: GBP 3,450

(excluding flights)

Price based on two people sharing.

Tour Style: Active – Experience required

Tour Length: 8 Days / 7 Nights / 6 Days Fishing

Level of Challenge: Medium / High

Bespoke Options Available.

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