Fishing in Weh Island

Weh Island Fishing is a fantastic fun sport activities. Weh Island is an island located at the northernmost tip of Sumatra Island, where the Indonesia start from. The real start of Indonesia is Rondo Island that you can see far out the north of Weh Island. Weh Island is part of Aceh Province as municipality with the capital Sabang city. Many of the village in Weh Island sometimes called Sabang Island are fishing villages. According to Acehnese custom, in the old days, Acehnese protected its sea through Panglima Laot (Chief of The Sea). Over the years, until today, Panglima Laot is chosen by fisherman of the area he controls and protected the environment. For example, Panglima Laot in Ie Meulee Sabang, protect their fishing area through the custom law which is strictly forbids the use of poison, bombs, nets that catch all the smaller fish and others. 

Weh Island has develop mass tourism look like mini Bali. The island offer pristine marine tourism and famous its underwater world through the globe. Not only underwater world through out through out the globe.. the strictly forbids the use of poison, bombs, nets that the marine tourism, you will find more paradise such as Lake, Volcano, Waterfall, White Sand Beaches, Black Sand Beaches, Forests and many colonial buildings. The main tourist destination in Weh Island are Iboih Beach, Gapang Beach, Kincir Beach, Sumur Tiga Beach and Balik Gunung. Mostly the beaches in this island has blue clear water. The wildlife that you can see is a lots of black monkeys, various kinds of birds, wild boars and colorful butterflies.

The game fishing in Weh Island offer wide opportunities. According to most of the anglers, Rondo Island is one of the top five world fishing spot. Trawling, popping and jigging are among the best technique to catch Yellow Fin & Blue Fin Tuna, King Mackerel, Giant Trevally, Bonito, Jack Mackerel, DogTooth Tuna, Sailfish, Marlin, Grouper and Snapper. In the east coast of Weh Island has also fantastic fishing spot with great number of reef fish. Besides the western coast of the Island spread out the best spot for big fish fishing tour such as Ujung Seuke Fishing Spot. You will easily hook the snapper and giant trevally in these spots. If you are happy to fish in Weh Island, here we provide the fishing tour for you check out the itinerary below:

How to get to Weh Island

It’s very easy to get to Weh Island, Banda Aceh is the main gateway to this heaven through Sultan Iskandar Muda Airport, After arrive in Banda Aceh, you can go directly to Ulee Lheue harbor where you can catch the ferry leave to Sabang. Please read out the guide to get to Weh Island completely included ferry schedule, transport in Banda Aceh & Weh Island and other related information below:

Fishing in Weh Island is like a paradise offer extremely pleasurable. You will catch many kinds of species of fish besideYellow Fin Tuna, King Mackerel, Giant Trevally, Bonito, Jack Mackerel, Dogtooth Tuna, Sailfish, Marlin, Grouper and Snapper. You will catch also the Baracouta, Escolar, Humpback Grouper, Brown Marble Grouper, Giant Grouper, Red Snapper and Ruby Snapper.