Amed Fishing Video

Meaningful Travel Experience – Local Fishing for a Day in Bali


Amed, is an absolutely beautiful fishing and diving village, on the lesser traveled area of East Bali. To get there, you can rent a cab from Denpasar or Ubud easily.

Fishing is a big industry and it’s done in these handmade, wooden Jukung colorful wooden boats with arm-like structures on each side for stability. These almost look like an insect on water.

We wanted to understand life here from a local perspective, so we asked Sari a local fisherman/restaurant owner to join him for a day.

We met Sari at 5am on his boat before sunrise

The Bali Sea was a little rough that day, but it didn’t stop us from seeing this incredible sunrise

Sari does his work, very simply – with just a roll of fishing wire and a hook

We were looking to get Barracuda today, but the rough seas were making it challenging

But we landed a few of these smaller Pickerel

Sari pointed us to a better location to try today, maybe we will have better luck there.

But we didn’t care – we were just taking in the whole experience quietly, and loving it.

  • Sari chatted with the other fishermen – Looks like it wasn’t a good day for any of them either
  • Time to come in now, any more catches seems like a lost cause, but we were elated anyway just by just having a taste of his life’s work
  • Bye Sari! thanks for a great morning!

We loved this day! It was a perfect way to listen, watch and understand someone’s work-life, an experience we wouldn’t otherwise get a chance to do.

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