Fish on board one of Kuala Rompin’s pioneer boatman, Kok Seong Seah. Located in Pahang, Kuala Rompin is the capital of Sailfish fishing in Asia. In the third quarter of the year, Kuala Rompin is the migration path of the pacific Sailfish and Juvenile Black Marlin which are notoriously known for their speed and acrobatic jumps.
Captain Kok Seong has over 20 years of experience in the Rompin waters. He specializes in all types of fishing such as drift fishing, jigging, popping and even trolling.
Best Fishing Season
The Spanish Mackerel is a target of most lure casting enthusiasts as it has one of the fiercest takes which are known to strike even beside the boat, it is known for its razor-sharp teeth, cutting off angler’s leader while allowing the lure sink. Best fishing period to target them are between April to October.
The Sailfish are another favorite target species for all anglers who loves to fish in Pekan which are notoriously known for their speed and acrobatic jumps. Best fishing period to target them are between August to September as they pass the migratory path.
Other species such as Queen Fish, Cobia, Giant Trevally are available all year round and is mostly targeted by light jigging enthusiast. Jig above beautiful coral reefs which are home to plenty of fishes known for their home-runs. Fishing during the right current will keep you busy jigging the whole day as you will get hits after hits.
For lure casting, casting rods with line ratings from PE1 to PE3 with a length of 7 feet and above would be recommended. Spinning reel sizes from 4,000 to 6,000 to match your rod. Lines from 30lbs to 50lbs with at least 300 meters and 40-60lbs fluorocarbon leaders is advised. Lastly, Heavy sinking minnows from 40-60g to achieve good casting distance.
For anglers targeting Sailfish, rods with line ratings from PE2 to PE4 would be recommended. Match a 6000 sized reel to your rod with a minimum of 40lbs line. 60lbs to 80lbs fluorocarbon leaders is advised as the bill of the Sailfish may cause abrasion to them. Lastly, 5/0 to 7/0 circle hooks for anglers who wish to bait for them or 160mm stick-bait and 140mm poppers are advised for anglers who wish to experience topwater takes from the mighty Sailfish.
For jigging, jigging rods rating from PE0.8 to PE2 is highly recommended to yank fishes out from structures. Spinning reel sizes from 2000-4000 to match your rod. Jigs various from 20g to 100g depending on the current, and braided lines from 15lbs to 30lbs with 20lbs-40lbs shock leader.
2-way transport from Singapore (1 pick-up point) to the dock will be included. If you are travelling from other country, transport from the nearest airport can be further arranged.