On the water: 24 Oct 2017
Barry and Alex could only fish one day with us. And almost everything did not work in our favour.
The weather too was not good and we got back soaking wet.
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6 Sailfish but…
To be fair, we had six sailfish on but all of them either broke-off, jump-off or dropped! Incredible! Can’t remember the last time we lost every single fish hooked.
And we did not even have banana onboard. Although we did have some otak-otak, a local snack that’s wrapped in banana tree leaf! When things don’t workout, start looking for scapegoats lol.
There was a few Spanish mackerels around that also frustrated us as they keep taking our sailfish baits.
Alex hooked and brought one huge spaniard boatside and before the gaff went in it bit us off. A smaller one was landed and we duly had a piece of that cooked into two dishes over dinner.
A couple of days later JW met up with Alex again near Kuala Lumpur and went fly fishing at a saltwater pond nearby where Alex caught tons of fish well into the night.
They later had a sumptuous dinner at a nasi kandar restaurant near Alex’s hotel.
One Day Of Fishing Is Better Than No Fishing
The above can be true sometimes, although it is always better to have a couple of days fishing.
As in the case for Barry who is on his way back from Europe to Australia, he took advantage of a detour in Malaysia via Singapore.
Alex, owner of the very popular Yarra Valley Smokery in Melbourne, was born in Malaysia before migrating when he was very young. So he took the opportunity to visit friends and family after fishing in Rompin.
Should you book a one day fishing trip to Rompin?
Well, that’s a tough question to answer really.
Although we frequently have decent results on one day trips, coming all the way here to fish for just one day is actually a very bad idea.
The problem with booking a one day trip is if the conditions are not favourable or the fishing is bad that day, there is no contingency. No “spare” day.
Why You Should Not Book a One Day Charter or Fishing Trip
Time is precious, money can be too. So you may want to consider carefully if you are going to fly thousands of kilometers and spend three days traveling, just to get one day of fishing. You invest too much time and money to travel a long way and risk having conditions not favourable.
Things that can potentially throw a spanner to your fishing trip
- Bad weather
- Slow fishing action
- Flight delay or postponement
- Many other things may go wrong