How Big Are The Sailfish?

How Big Are The Sailfish?

We have found the average sailfish caught in Kuala Rompin to be in the 20kg (44lb) mark, plus or minus 5kg. So chances are you will be catching plenty of fish that size which confirms Kuala Rompin as one of the best place to catch plenty of sailfish without resorting to heavy tackle – as in rods and reels most will tire just having to carry them!

Having said that, plenty of larger specimens are also frequently caught, those in the 30kg to 40kg (66lb to 88lb) range. Claims of fish in the 50kg (110lb) class (often turning out as fishermen’s tales) though not impossible, is uncommon. Small sailfish below the 10kg mark are also caught from time to time.

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Above photo: Another sailfish swims away after having its statistics taken – length and weight. All done without ever taking the fish out of water.

The size and abundance of sailfish in Kuala Rompin also makes it a fantastic place to catch one by casting poppers, lures or by fly fishing. The fairly low charges is the icing on the cake.

Short video of us doing this soon.

Now on Google+

Now on Google+

Besides the existing Facebook profile and Page, I’ve starting using more of Google+ or Google Plus now.

If you have a Gmail account then Google would have created a Google+ profile for you. You will have to add me to your Circle or follow me to see some of the posts, that’s just how the setting works.

With these I hope to upload more photos and video quicker as the back-to-back fishing trips are hard to keep up with when it comes to writing and uploading updates.

My Google+ Profile is Juan Wei and Sport Fishing Asia is +SportfishinAsia

My profile will be mostly fishing plus whatever I'm up to and remember to post

My profile will be mostly fishing plus whatever I’m up to and remember to post

Fishy stuffs here

Fishy stuffs here

Saul Is Back For His Sailfish On Fly

Saul Is Back For His Sailfish On Fly

This is the second time in two years that Saul is fishing with us at Kuala Rompin for sailfish.

The year before, the sailfish gave him a good workout and he had a blast, you can read that post here. Saul even got a few takes on fly when he attempted them though none of the sailfish stayed on the hook long enough.

This year, Saul is back again focused solely on catching a sailfish on fly – but the fishing was rather slow the two days we were out compared to the last time he was here.

The first time he was here in 2013 he was blown away with the number sailfish he saw. Including those that swam up right next to the boat giving him shots at them on fly. That is Kuala Rompin on a normal good day.

Fly fishing for sailfish is challenging and you’ve got to work really hard for them and if the fishing gods is smiling for you, the fish will be aggressive and aplenty.

Good fly casting is essential to stand a better chance of getting a sailfish on fly. Saul is a good fly-caster alas he did not get too many opportunities this time around.

Good fly casting is essential to stand a better chance of getting a sailfish on fly. Saul is a good fly-caster alas, he did not get too many opportunities this time around.

The birds were more scattered and difficult to locate

The birds were more scattered and difficult to locate

A sooty tern in flight

A sooty tern in flight

Saul trying out a foam popper (hanging from the bucket) tied by Yusaku Tsutsui of Dragfree Fly fishing shop in Osaka Japan

Saul trying out a foam popper (hanging from the bucket) tied by Yusaku Tsutsui of Dragfree Fly fishing shop in Osaka Japan

Casting from the bow gives you a better view than the stern when drifting towards fish. The ability to make backcast deliveries quickly, comes in very handy.

Saul's choice of rod is a Guideline 12wt paired to a Lamson reel

Saul’s choice of rod is a Guideline 12wt paired to a Lamson reel

Even if fishing alone, it will be good to have two rods ready – one ready on the bow and the other astern. Things can happen very quickly and you want to be there and ready.

The fishing was on the slower side and didn’t work out as planned. At least Saul still enjoyed some aspects of the trip here (or at least I hope he did).

Every outing, successful or otherwise, is a learning trip for everyone.

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