Bottom fishing as well as deep sea and trolling
The Strait between Bali and Lombok is replete with fish, which the local traditional fishermen fish using simple fishing tackle with a small outrigger (traditionally a wooden boat – Prahu or Sampan – with a triangular sail) and you can certainly choose to try this option to more absorb local customs.
However we can, as a modern variation on the theme, arrange your fishing trip on our private charter boat, with our knowledgeable boat-boys choosing from an enormous array of great fishing spots in order to guarantee your catch.
Renowned fishing spots include: The south west point of Lombok, towards Bangko-bangko (Desert Point); opposite Nusa Penida (Bali) which is recommended as one of the best for trolling and deep fishing; North West of Lombok, close to the Gili Islands (Trawangan, Meno, Air) which is a spot known by the locals as takat (sea wall) and is great for both trolling and deep fishing.
Being an island on the Java trench, with the “drop off ” only kilometers from the beach, makes this region a prime location for fishing. Large schools of fish feed and breed around the unspoiled reefs and, during different times at the year depending on the season, commonly caught fish include: Giant Trevally, Trevally, Spanish Mackerel, Marlin, Sailfish, Tuna, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, many Snapper varieties and Coral Trout to name the main vartieties If you’re lucky on your trip you’ll see Manta Rays, Flying fish, Whales and Dolphins – not rare sights, depending on the season and conditions.