Rompin Sailfish Adventure

Nestled on the south east coast of the Malaysian peninsular, Kuala Rompin is a unique area offering anglers of all experience and skill levels spectacular sailfish action. The sailfish are drawn to this part of the South China Sea as the warm currents offer them the ideal feeding grounds for the masses of bait fish within this area. Sailfish work in packs hunting these waters for bait schools and their aggressive feeding patterns offer anglers numerous sport fishing opportunities. The warm, calm waters off the coast of Kuala Rompin are ideal for anglers to target quantities of these billfish. In every august the state government are organizing a "Royal Pahang Billfish International Challenge" tournament 

Each day you will be collected from the resort and board your vessel for the short run out to the grounds. Here you will use techniques including live baiting, trolling and popper casting to target numerous sailfish in the calm, warm waters. The abundance of sailfish available is such a drawcard to fishing Rompin, it’s common here to have multiple hookups, free jumping fish, and dozens of shots at fish each day. Other species encountered include marlin, cobia, mackeral, trevally and mahi mahi, making Rompin a very exciting light tackle destination. On completion of each days fishing, return to your resort to enjoy the facilities or head into one of the local restaurants to enjoy a meal.

Estimate 50 to 60kg sailfish

Double Sailfish landed.

For all anglers who interested to try their luck for sail fishing in Rompin, we can offer a reasonable fishing package for you. The basic package include:
  • Transportation from Kuala Lumpur International Airport to Rompin and back to Kuala Lumpur.
  • 28 - 33ft fibreglass suitable for 4 anglers, twin 175 horsepower sports boat include with fishfinder, gps radio communication, first aid kit, life jacket.
  • Lunch & snack whilst on board
  • Bottles water / Canned soft drinks
  • Experienced captain & Guides
  • Fishing Equipment & terminal tackle

Sailfish landed using livebait

Sailfish landed by popper

Our boat : 35feet x 7feet wide. Twin engine 175hp
Basic Equipment for Sailfish Fishing
Live Bait Drifting & Trolling:

A multiplier with capacity at least 250 meters 50lb mainline.
60lb to 80lb leader. Florocarbon leader will be better.
Circle hook for live bait drifting.
A suitable rod


Popping rod PE4
A suitable reel. (equivalent daiwa reel size 4500 and above or shimano reel size 6000)
Popper or pencil around 10 to 15 cm

Jigging :

Jigging set PE4
A suitable reel.

Kuala Rompin is deemed to be the sailfish fishing capital of Asia, it has one of the best fishing grounds in this region. Bookings for this location are required very much in advance in Kuala Rompin due to the popularity of the Sailfish fishing. The sailfish are around from April till October and August to October is regarded as the best time.

Other species:-
  • April till May you will have other species like the Diamond Trevally (Up to 9kg) and also the Spanish mackerels(Up to 12kg)
  • Squid are from September till October
  • Cobia are in all year round
  • Golden Trevally are in all year round.

Triple tail fish
Spanish Mackeral
Queen Fish

Accommodation in Kuala Rompin.

For anglers, there are few hotel in Kuala Rompin you can choose for your accommodation. Lanjut Golden Beach & Golf Resort offer many varieties of romms starting from hotel standard, challet style up to family suite. As stated in their name, this resort offered 18 hole golf course.

While Rompin Beach Resort is located nearer to Kuala Rompin Town area. This hotel offered  112 room hotel and chalets is a beach resort of comfortable standard offering relaxing ambience of nature and fabulous sea views that provide an idyllic seaside retreat of leisure, beach activities as well as seminars, meetings and conferences.

Beside of this two hotel we also offer a guest house accommodation. The guest house is fully equip with all basic facilities like hot shower, satellite tv, 2 to 3 bedroom for each house, parking space is more suitable for group to stay under 1 roof.

For more detail about the package or for booking a trip please email us at Cheers & Tight Lines !