Fantastic sailfishing in an exotic setting
Kuala Rompin is located in the state of Pahang just north of the Endau River on the East Coast of the Malaysian peninsula and is a sailfish hot-spot. Still relatively unknown, this is the ultimate destination to fulfil your dream of landing a sailfish on a fly.
The fishing grounds off the coast here are hugely prolific and can provide shots and free swimming sailfish attack bait balls which is almost unheard of in Central America. This is a direct result of the warm currents from the South China Sea and are one of the unique aspects of this fishery. Raising up to 50 fish a day is common practice during the prime season of August through to November. It is approximately three and a half hours from Singapore.
You will be looked after by expert guides that understand the techniques of tease and switch that are essential for success with a fly rod. Nothing can prepare you for the thrill of hooking a sailfish on the fly as it sears line of the reel crashing across the surface.
Although sailfish are the primary target other species you might encounter include Spanish mackerel, cobia, a mix of trevally species, tuskfish, barracuda, queenfish and the odd juvenile black marlin. Although not in large sizes, the dorado or mahi mahi are around from May until August and can be prolific at times. The boats are locally built fibreglass hulls between 30 to 35 feet powered by well maintained twin four stroke engines. All are fitted with standard safety equipment, live wells, GPS and fish finders.
All tackle is supplied unconditionally so you will not have to worry about any lost flies, lures or damaged tackle. All terminal tackle down to the bait jigs are provided. There is a wide range of lures and you are free to use whichever you like. Tackle is well maintained quality Shimano gear.
“I am still not sure the ensuing couple of days actually happened, and I have to pinch myself. In three days we raised 121 sailfish, and hooked 35 up to 75 lbs. If you have not had a crack at these electrifying fish then I would highly recommend Rompin as an opportunity to get among big numbers of fish.” J.B., UK
Comfortable, Newly Built Units
Fishermen are accommodated in a private newly built unit which has air conditioning, en-suite bathrooms, water heater and coffee/tea making facilities along with cable TV.
The food is at the local Chinese restaurant across the street and is excellent. It is your choice of what you would like to eat everyday. The restaurant serves fresh seafood daily with a variety of other dishes. Lunch will be packed for you on board. All snacks and soft drinks of choice are supplied.
Kuala Rompin is located in the state of Pahang just north of the Endau River on the East Coast of the Malaysian peninsula and is a sailfish hotspot. It is approximately three and a half hours from Singapore.