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Tunda Island hooks Greater Jakarta anglers

  • The Jakarta Post

Serang, Banten   /   Wed, March 11 2020   /  02:22 am

Die-hard anglers: Despite the heavy rain in the cold night, anglers passionately try to catch fish.“Cool,” says Safwani, an angler from Bekasi, West Java, after hooking a kuwe (trevally) in the waters of Tunda Island, Serang regency, Banten.“I fish here almost every month,” he explains, adding that he started going to the fishing spot in 2015. The waters off Tunda Island have been a hot spot for anglers from Greater Jakarta for the last 10 years or so. Fishing is becoming an increasingly popular hobby for Jakartans and residents of the capital’s satellite cities, giving them a chance to hop on a boat and get away from the concrete jungle’s hustle and bustle.Almost every weekend, Karangantu Port is lined with fishing boats rented by anglers hoping to return with coolers full of fish.Kakap merah (red snapper), kuwe and kerapu (grouper) are among the fish anglers target in the w...