KUALA ROMPIN, PAHANG – 14 APRIL 2014
Kuala Rompin, the capital of Sailfish Fishing in Asia. Every local saltwater anglers would have visited this place at least once a year to try and tame the gentle giants of the ocean. April mark the beginning of another angling season as it is the end of a long east coast monsoon season which hits the coast for 4 – 5 months. The early part of the season, Sailfish has yet to amass in the Kuala Rompin coastal area, however anglers may get lucky in catching this fast swimming game fish early in the season.
Kuala Rompin is also best known as the gateway to Tioman Island. However, it is not without its own attractions. The restaurants of Kuala Rompin are famous for their seafood, especially for their freshwater prawns and freshwater clam caught in the surrounding areas especially at the estuary of Sungai Rompin (Rompin River) and not forgetting Crabs and squids. Yummeh!!
Kuala Rompin is also building a name for itself in the sport of sailfish fishing. It is increasingly being recognized as the Sailfish Capital of Asia, and hosts a yearly world-class fishing event, the Royal Pahang International Billfish Challenge. Fishyology.com hope in joining our first RPBIC has taken a positive turn as we have secured our first sponsor and hoping for more sponsors would open their arms and give Fishyology.com a fighting chance.
Kuala Rompin landmark! A black marlin!
Malaysia and Kuala Rompin is gifted with abundance of Sailfish amass the coastal area and has indeed transform this humble town into an iconic angling spot especially around Asia, Australia and even America. However, I would say involvement between the Government as well as the private must be improved in upgrading this town into a more establish angling township. Some people would not understand the importance of this sailfish or even the importance of angling. Angling is a big industry in some port of the world. In America alone, angling industry generates $30 Billion in economic impact and supporting 350,000 jobs. Enough with the politic and economic terms, lets go fishing haha.
This light jigging fishing trip in Kuala Rompin is being conducted by Asrazi Shamsinar along with new angling friends who wanted to try out light jigging. Ima Gunpeki will be the main feature in this post 🙂
Ima Gunpeki draw first blood, fooling a Mackerel Tuna!
Ima Gunpeki Makoiwashi Color Code, mimicking small bait fish!
Ima Gunpeki Akakin color code nailed a Common Grouper!!
Ikan Selar, also cant resist our Ima Gunpeki Makoiwashi! Hahaha
We marked the end of our post today wish i could write more but busy with work. It has reduce my capability in enhancing this story haha. I would like to thank Asrazi for sharing his experience with us. Stay tuned for more updates!
Another score for Ima Gunpeki! A Barracuda!