Juan Wei and crew were absolutely wonderful! Crew was professional and helpful and they know how to take care of a customer. I was very pleased with the trip and the accommodations. I stayed 2 nights and booked 1 fishing day (looking for some luck!).
We had some luck alright! Or Juan and crew are just that good!
We caught 15 sailfish and brought 12 to the boat! Wow!
My proposed trip first started out with inquiring about fishing in Asia, as I was going to make a business trip to Singapore. After a good while of searching, I noticed that Kuala Rompin was a well known sailfishing spot. I noticed that the information on the web was indicating that sailfishing was the fish of choice during the July season.
I contacted a few outfitters and decided to go with Juan Wei. Juan seemed humble yet assuring over the phone, that the trip and what I needed to do was quite easy and his success online appeared desirable to experience. I had limited time as I only had a weekend and needed to travel from Singapore. I rented a car and drove to Kuala Rompin from Singapore. The trip took me about 4hrs one way. When I arrived, Juan was nice enough to meet me later in the evening to have dinner. I ate fantastic local authentic cuisine and then he had me follow him to the accommodation house.
The accommodations in Kuala were clean and I had everything I needed, even wifi. The house is not a four star hotel by no means, but for a few fishing buddies or a person just wanting to go fishing and have a place to rest during the night, it was a good package and a good deal. The floors were very clean and everything worked. Throughout the trip, Juan ensured all meals were taken care of. He picked me up in the morning for breakfast and took me home after dinner.
Equipment on the boat was very good and right for the job. We fished for bait for the first 2 hours by bobbing over some schools of bait. We then went out for the sailfish. Boy, did the crew and Juan know where to find them! Once we found them, we were reeling them in! Most of the sailfish were 66-68 inches long and about 40-50 pounds (I think that was right, Juan can correct me).
I was extremely tired at the end of the day, I was the only angler and was ready to book another trip with a few friends.
The Indo-Pacific sailfish is beautiful and really cool to see when they jump and twirl out of the water. Each fight was about 20-30 minutes I would guess. During the whole fishing outing, Juan had a camera and GoPro to take care of any memories.
The crew were nice and professional and we actually had a lot of good laughs! Especially when I broke a pole reeling one in. After the trip, I felt even more lucky when Juan gave me a few fishing shirts from Kuala Rompin, one of them with his name on it.
Juan is a class act and I expect his business and endeavors to continue to be successful.
Again, I had a great time and will definitely go back.
Juan! Lets do it again, this time, I will bring some guests!
Thanks for all of it, from starting recommendations to the pictures and videos of the trip,
Until next time,
Houston, TX Metro Area (Montgomery, TX)