Its not just fishing, but its more deeper in contact with some local fisherman. Specially after spending of sometime just laying on the beach relax. Meeting several fisherman passing by, its not impossible to have a talk and further to join them fishing. Easier as a backpacker, I mean, not in a big group. What you have to do is asking when and how long to go fishing. If both party ok, then jumpin in. Furthermore you can have a chat about local tricks on fishing ... quite fun.
Pulau Lombok is an island just 30 minutes to reach by air from Bali, The island with beach line and a stretch of hill is a beautiful Panorama as one can see its from Gili Trawangan , the picture is taken from Gili Trawangan
Bangsal is a mall port deliver visitor to three GILI ISLAND, GILI TRAWANGAN GILI MENO AND GILI AIR, Gili means ISLAND in Local Languages, From Bangsal To Gili Trawangan take 45 minutes by Boat with the Fare of IDR.8,000,- (eight thousand Rupiah), The Boat derparture until they have about twenty passenger, But one can hire with Bargaining Fare, the service start in the early Morning From Bangsal and The last Boat from Gili Trawangan To Bangsal is 04.00 pm
Among three islands at the Lombok Strait, Gili Air is the biggest. Population about 1,500 people and when I was there, my Cidomo driver said; during 9 months there, the raindrops never comes!!!! Bright sunny day and white sandy beach. The perfect moment to have diving and snorkeling around.
From the direction of Malimbu beach to Batu Bolng and Batu Layar, we can passing a hilly area called Baun Pusuk. Also known as the Monkey Forest. You can find the monkeys feeding their kids or standing and seating at the bridge just like human watching cars and people!!!!
A beautiful beach nearby the main spot Senggigi beach. The name Malimbu remind us with Malibu beach in the USA. Some people joking; yes, it was taken based the foreigners who say "This is Malibu." But the local misspelled it to Malimbu :)
A hilly place nearby Batu Bolong Temple which mentioned as the first place where Syech Batu Layar of Parsi [Iran] teaching Islam for the locals, about 16th century. Batu means 'stone' meanwhile layar means 'sailing'. So, Syech of Parsi came using a stone and sailing abroad to Lombok island.
Batu Bolong means a huge rock with a hole in it [we can assumed this contrary with Tanah Lot in Bali ~ a temple on the top of eroded rock]. Meanwhile, the Pura Batu Bolong is a temple on the top of this huge rock with a hole. From the distance, can be seen Mount Agung in Bali.
Several pura [temples] and taman [park] mirrored influence of Balinese culture to the locals since centuries ago. It's based on the story of King Karangasem who moved his capital city during the war of Gel-gel period.
The Balinese accents at Mataram such as: Balekambang [floating court house], sacred spring Narmada, Pura Meru and Pura Lingsar.
* Details on my Mataram page*
There are 3 'gili' [means small island] which can be found in the north of Selat Lombok [Lombok Strait]. They are: Gili Air, Gili Trawangan and Gili Meno. Now they found a new gili at the shore line of Gili Air.
* More details at my Mataram page*
Sailing to the Batu Bolong, or just swimming around is cool! Some might like to read by the beach ... relaxin!
Also the one island from the chains of Three Gili. After Gili Air and Gili Trawangan. Smaller island but very nice!
Also white sandy beach, with big grains of white sands. This is one of the beaches which used in the local ceremony Bau Nyale at Lombok.
A beautiful cape nearby Putri Nyale [Princess Mandalika] beach in central part of Lombok. White sandy beach with cliff and rock surrounded. Tranquil and quiet.
Finding the colors changing hue. So unique. In every spot along Senggigi beach, you can find different views of the sunset. So beautiful :)