SGFishingRigz was recently invited by Batam View Beach Resort to review the fishing activities at their Resort. Here's what we discovered!
1. Fishing from The Villa
With An Abundance of Sea Surrounding Their Villa's, All You need is a Rod, Bait (get it from the hotel) and some luck!
Unfortunately for Wayne, it seems that he has been fishing for 3hrs and has not caught anything! Apparently, out of his excitement, he is fishing at the wrong time 😂!!. It is low tide (you can see all corals along the shores) and there are no fish when its low tide.
The best time to fish at the Villas are when the tide is high (usually in the morning or late evening at 5pm).
He finally admitted to his miscalculation and is now taking a chill pill while waiting for the tide. And that is one of the best things to do with Villa Fishing. You can fish anytime, you can fish in an aircon environment, chill with a cup of hot coffee and just soak in the atmosphere while waiting for the fish bite.
Villa Fishing with Friends & Family
And when the fish is not biting, you can always in rope in more friends and catch up with the lost time together (like what Wayne decided to do).
(Next time, dont sleep at 5am Wayne!)
2. Introducing Another Hidden Treasure; The Batam View Resort Jetty!
Comes with Free Buggy Service To/From Jetty
The Jetty is about 100m in length and 5mins walk from Batam View Resort. There is also a free buggy service provided to bring you and your equipments over (Talk about Pampering Yourself)
This Time Wayne Invited Lucas & Haikkel to the Jetty
Seems like Lucas brought in the luck! Within an hour of fishing, he caught a Barracuda! The Jetty at Batam View Resort is infested with Barracudas.
Not long later, Wayne is Smiling Again! He caught a Baby Barracuda and a Tusk Fish using his Ajing setup (You have to ask him why he decided to bring an ajing setup to Batam)!
Suddenly Out of Nowhere! Lucas Hooks on to a Huge Fish!
Lucas Caught a Wild Mangrove Jack with his favourite Yumada Jig & Eupro Rod. They manage to carry it up to the jetty using their handmade Gaff. Everyone was all smiles.
That Night, Lucas Caught Another decent sized Grouper. Again with his new love, the Yumada Jig & Eupro Rod.
Catch & Grill by The Chef!
The Chef offered to cook the Mangrove Jack for us. The next day, we had it grill by the beach with the Chef's special sauce and boy, was it delicious! The Mangrove Jack meat is soooo juicy, soft and tender. There is absolutely no fishy smell and you cannot have enough of it. Simply Out of the World Experience!
We donated the barracudas, groupers and other fish we caught to the local villagers there.
Batam View Resort Jetty is also a Stingray & Shovel Nose Hotspot
These are some of fish caught by their staff. When the local fish there, you know its a good spot.
3. Jet Ski Fishing
Don't Try This at Home!
The next day, Wayne & Lucas convinced the Hotel to let them try Jet-Ski Fishing! Its definitely an experienced but do not try this at home!
Wayne proudly showing off his jet-ski fishing skills and his Grouper! (Wait for the video release)...
The Team at SGFishingRigz
We do not recommended that you do Jetski Fishing at Batam View. Instead the resort have other options like renting their boat to fish together with the villagers. You can also request for their angling staff to assist you when you are fishing by the Jetty.
Fishing Equipments Used by SGFishingRigz Team
This Article is Sponsored by Batam View Beach Resort. www.batamview.com
Fishing at The Resort Jetty & Villa is free for all their guests.
Boat Fishing rates are IDR 2.18Mil (est SGD$200, 5 to 9 hrs for 5 Pax)
A Big Thanks to Everyone at Batam View Beach Resort for having us at their Resort. Indeed, we had an Awesome time fishing and chilling there. will definitely be back!