JAKARTA - It is definitely hard to choose the perfect spot to fish in Indonesia, a country blessed with five big islands and thousands of islets scattered around the archipelago.
So we narrow it down by location from west to east and here are the top five spots that we recommended.
Weh Island, Aceh
Other then being famous for diving, Weh is also popular among many anglers.
Easily accessible from Banda Aceh, you will need approximately one hour to reach the island by boat.
There is no specific location where you must fish since most locations available around the island offer various types of fish. The facilities around Weh are also very good and varied so you can pick one that suits your budget. Whether you prefer on or offshore fishing, it's nothing but fun. Some tour agents also offer fishing packages for small or large groups.
Weh Island also enables you to try catch an extremely rare Megamouth Shark that appeared last year. But as a good angler, be sure to release them back to the sea if you catch one.
As the name suggests - though there aren't exactly 1,000 islands there - it is the best place to do fishing since you have so many options.
Not only is the location is easy to reach, approximately a two-hour boat trip from Jakarta, but you can also pick your preferred island to cast your lure.
Some of the recommended ones include the Tiger Island, Bokor Island and Pari Island.
A couple of years ago some of the islets in the area have been specially developed for tourism, so you could easily arrange for a place to stay.
More good news: you can do on or offshore fishing. As for offshore fishing, many of the rented boats are equipped with GPS or Fish Finders Navigation system; a very good choice for beginners.