Karang Luas, Rompin – 1 Aug 2015
August 2015.. How fast time goes by and we have reach the end of third quarter of 2015. Continuation of our last last outing, it was a great experience to come back here in 2015. Landed 5 out 8 was a huge success for our team and especially Mr. Yama-san. Today, we are looking to top that figure to extend our great run. After a good dinner and rest, we are off again in the morning to hunt more sails.
The weather is great, although it was raining heavily during the night. The rain was so intense that we are afraid that it might carried on the next day. To see bright morning sun across the horizon was a relief. The journey takes 1.5 hours from the jetty and we do a couple of stop over to collect our live baits. Since today is weekend, we can see multiple boats on the water doing the same thing, fishing for the fastest swimming fish in the ocean.
Our second boat, Mr Oto-San guided by Eddie from GoFishingMalaysia. They landed 4 on live bait and hoping to score their first Sail’s on lure.
Slow start to our morning session. We were too occupied scouting for Sail’s and they were not at our last spot in day 1. Birds are everywhere but no signs of Sailfish. Drifting and popping during the first 2 hours but to no avail. Our search brought back slight nearer inshore until we located our first sailfish. 1 cast 2 cast and bang! The sails took the lure and Yama-san was definitely delighted with his effort!
Mr Yama-San is delighted to score his 6th Sail in his 2 day Tour. Yet again his killer Stickbait does the trick, erratic twitch, fast and slow pause was his way to present the stickbait.
In every success there is a cost to it and the one lure that has been exceptional over the past 2 days finally has been taken by another sailfish but this time the the shock leader once again break leaving Mr. Yama-san empty handed. There is nothing left in his disposal all 5 killer lures were lost during the intensive 2 day battle. We are left with some in-house lures and Yama-san hand-picked one lure that he thinks might work.
To be honest to work on a lure that works and suddenly its gone does strip some percentage of our moral. Under difficult times, Mr. Yama-san keeps his head down and focus on to our next school of surfacing sailfish. He cast the lure which I couldn’t recognize and slowly he works the lure. Not one sailfish is interested with the lure even we have 5 surfaces at one time. He kept on trying, 2nd cast, 3rd cast and just about half way from the boat the lure was taken by a sailfish! Yeehaa!! Mr. Yama-San sets the hook perfectly and on his way to score his 2nd sail of the day! The fight was intense and it was a sign of relief that we can still continue our sailfish popping session. Minutes later finally we landed score no 2!!
Stunning shot of surfacing Sailfish trying to break free for the lure, when it jumps, slack on our fishing line would make it easier to cut the leader
Juvenile sails are a feisty fighter! Again surface lure does the trick!
We continue our search and spotted another group of sailfish surfacing. We head on to the spot and again hooked another one on lure haha! It was just awesome! Today I had a special request from the client and as discussed earlier with Mr. Yama-san, now its Meow-Chan turn to land one :). Before we get started we stop for our lunch break and when we are recharged its to get back to business!
All sailfish are handled with care and professionally 🙂
3rd sail on lure! This would be our final sailfish on lure! Great job!
After locating a school of sails, we immediately release our live bait. It was not long when a sail to our bait. We leave it for a good 10-20 second before we hooked it and pass the rod to Meow-Chan! Handling big fish on heavy gear is not easy and sometimes for first timer they would panicked and would rigorously crank the handle haha. She was shaking but cool enough to control the pressure and work her way to get on top of her game. With a good guidance from her husband, Meow-Chan finally landed her first Sailfish of Rompin!
It was a great feeling indeed, No 4 of day 2 and brings the total tally to 9. It was already late 3pm which gives us time at least for another run. This time Mr. Yama-San wants it on live bait which makes the job easier. He finally scored and landed his 5 and finally we ended our two day tour with 10 Sailfish.
A man teaches his wife how to fish 🙂 Awesome!
Rie Fakhrie, Meow-Chan and Yama-San it has been a great pleasure to be with you guys! Learn a lot over the past 2 days and definitely I will be better in Rompin
Arghhh what a tiring 2 day of back to back fishing but it was worth it. I learned a lot from Eddie and Fakhrie, especially on how to become good Sailfish fisherman. It takes skills and knowledge to be on top of our game. This will be good for the upcoming RPBIC 2015. 4 days leaving my family behind makes me always thinks of them but finally I’m coming home.
We drop by at KLIA to bid farewell to Mr. Yama-san and Meow-chan. We also bid farewell to Mr Oto-san and the geng which I have been baby sitting for the past 3 day haha. We share a lot over the past three days and this makes every trip special with Fishyology. Rompin will be special in the eyes of this international anglers and it should be special in the eyes of locals too. We have to ensure Sailfish would thrive in the water of Rompin and protect Rompin to become the capital of Sailfish in Asia.
Goodbye for now and hopefully we will see you again soon 🙂 Arigato!