Fishing

If casting a line is your kind of fun, then you’ll be pleased to know that Lombok is filled with beautiful fishing locations. Choose from the many fishing tours available or learn to cast off straight from the shore.

In surrounding waters you’ll find yellowtail fish, jack trivially, tuna, and barracuda as well as sometimes wahoo. Some of the top areas for fishing in Lombok include Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno, Gili Air, Nanggu, Gede, Tangkog and Meninting Village. In certain parts of the island at night, large ships operate. Due to this, some of the fishing population has declined due to overfishing. This is specifically prevalent around the eastern end of Lombok. Instead, the waters around Sekotong provide more variety of fish, where only small, local boats venture to. The islands nearby are perfect to dock on, including Gili Layar, Gili Gede and Gili Asahan. Stop for a rest and a swim at the pristine, remote beaches.

From November to April there are strong currents and lots of swell, making the very sea choppy. If visiting in the dry season, from May to September, strong winds can pick up as well as strong currents. So at this time, beach fishing is best to opt for. This leaves the shoulder season, between September to October as the best season to fish around the southern coast of Lombok. For travellers visiting for a short time, opt for a day tour, which will provide all necessary gear to make your fishing journey runs as smooth as possible.