Fishing is probably was never in your thought when you are planning to have a vacation in Bali. Unless you are a diehard angler, you might never search where the best fishing spots in Bali are. However, Bali has lots to offer for casual anglers who want to feel the reeling sensations.
You might be surprised that Bali has some great spots for fishing for big games. Most fishing tours will provide the fishing gear for you. You’ll also get refreshments such as cold soft drinks and lunch box. Here are some of the best fishing tours in Bali.
Ena Fishing Discovery
Ena is initially a big dive shop in Bali, but it also provides fishing tours. For fishing, Ena usually operates around Nusa Penida Island. They have several experienced guides that know the best location to fish during a certain time of the year. Ena offers a range of fishing tours, from the popular troll fishing to jigging, live bait, night fishing, and even freshwater fishing.
The primadonna here is Tuna, Dorado, Blue Marlin, Mackerel, and many bottom fish. To catch the right fish, you have to come at the right time of the year and using the right equipment.
Bali Jet Set Dive and Marine Sports
Bali Jet Set has two nice boats that will take you to troll on the open ocean. The boats, Srikandi and Krisna, will get you to the best fishing spots in Nusa Dua. The captains have 30 years of experience under their belts, you can rest assured that you will be taken to the right spot. Apart from standard fishing equipment and gears, Bali Jet Set also provide a special fighting chair that will help you win the struggle against the fish.
Padangbai is a small fishing village in East Bali, located near Candidasa. Padangbai is also a ferry port that connects Bali to Lombok and Nusa Islands (Penida, Lembongan, and Ceningan). Padangbai is also popular as a hub for diving, snorkeling, and reaching wonderful beaches. Padangbai Fishing promotes Mahi-mahi, tuna, trevally, rainbow runner, and many more. Some fish only present during certain moth of the year. There are lots of fishing tours you can find here.
Benoa Tirta Harum
This tour will take you from Nusa Dua to Uluwatu or Nusa Penida. All equipment is provided by the tour, they will even pick you up at your hotel and bring you to the best fishing spots in the area. The main target with Tirta Harum is catching tuna, dorado, bonito, barracuda, and several others. However, you can also try other fishing methods with this Tirta Harum. Trolling, deep-sea fishing, rigging, or even coral fishing is also possible.
Nusa Dua Fishing
Nusa Dua Fishing is actually a great tour that comprises of snorkeling and fishing. You will be taken to beautiful spots in Crystal Bay, Manta Point, Mangrove Bay Nusa Lembongan, and Gamat Bay. You can snorkel in the shallow waters to see the colorful corals. The main menu in this trip is definitely the fishing part. All gear will be provided by the organizer, you just come and enjoy the tour.
Fishing is not the main selling point of Bali tourism. However, it can be as challenging and rewarding as in prime fishing spots in Indonesia. If you are an angler, you need to book one of these tours and let your adrenaline flow when you fight the monster fish.