Bali Sport Fishing Scene August 09
Hello my surfing / fishermen friends and just to bring you all up to date on whats been happening on the fishing scene here in Bali. Or more to the point what me and my fishing friends have been up to the last couple of weeks.
Well so far through the month of August we’ve been buffeted by some pretty strong ESE-SE wind with gusts of up to 20knot+. This makes it pretty hard work and not too mention wet and uncomfortable trolling in our traditional open double outrigger boats. But being moderately hard core fisho’s at heart we still had to get out and try. Earlier in the month I had a real rough day trolling for Spanish Mackeral down off the Temple at Uluwatu. Everything started out nicely with a line peeling, reel screaming strike on one of my two rods. After only around 10 minutes I had a toothy Spaniard along side and as I was reaching for the Gaff what appeared to be in slow motion I watched the treble hook dislodge and the fish gave me a tail wag goodbye. Fair enough I thought, then within doing another circuit I had both reels go off at the same time. This was pretty good I thought, I grabbed my “lucky rod” first and straight up I knew I had at least 15kgs on the other end. Sure enough the rod straighten’d up and I was left with the one I was holding. After a good 15 minutes I had a 15kg+ Wahoo along side. Reaching for the gaff and whamo the hooks pulled out… When I reeled in my other lure I found one hook at been snapped straight off and the other trebble had the ring straightened out. This went on for another two strikes, ending exactly the same way. Fish 5, Slim 0.
Then a few of my local fishing mates and myself thought we’d head up the coast off Tahnalot to try some jigging for GT’s. Hard work jigging but we were rewarded with plenty of strikes and boated GT’s up to 8kg’s. The one of the boys had a brain storm, “lets try some live prawns tomorrow”. So the next day we headed back with our live prawns and bang, instant success. There were 3 boats in our crew and between the 3 we boated over 130 assorted GT’s in 3.5 hours. We ended up having some guests go out with us over the following 3 days and although we didn’t do as well as before everyone caught fish and had a good time, A good time that is until it’s time to head back home into the howling wind. But usually the rougher the weather the better the fishing.
Anyway if any of you guys and girls want to try your luck with us for some Bali style sport fishing drop my an email (contact) and we’ll do our best to get you hooked up. The boys charge a minimum of AU$100.00 for up to 2 guests. All rods and reels are supplied and if we have good luck we’ll do you up a Balinese style fish BBQ at the end of the day.
Ok until next time